This season looks a lot different if Houston somehow beats a two-win Tulsa and a five-win Tulane. Until someone fully invests in the flux capacitor, we only have the 2017 results to ponder. The Tulsa loss was inexcusable. The Golden Hurricanes used the 45-17 blowout as a springboard to five straight losses to end the year.
The Cougars were driving for the go-ahead score when a 4th and one pass, at the Green Wave 32, fell incomplete. Good teams don’t give up 45 to a bad Tulsa team, and they don’t toy with Tulane and fiddle themselves into a loss.