The situation was rosy earlier, but now becoming dire for the SMU Mustangs.
SMU trails, 31-28 with less than seven minutes to play at Ford Stadium, seeking a win that would make the team bowl eligible for the first time since 1997.
With Houston's loss today, SMU could move into sole possession of first place in Western Division of Conference USA. And SMU had a 21-7 lead over the Miners in the first half and a 21-10 lead at the break.
SMU has taken over at its 34 after a punt with 6:43 remaining, down by three.