What we learned from the non-AQs

History made: TCU made school history with a 12-0 regular season record, the first undefeated season since 1938, and the Horned Frogs first BCS bowl berth. The Horned Frogs have been the undisputed best nonautomatic qualifying team this season. They will stay No. 4 in the country, but could move up after the conference championships are played next week. TCU will have to wait until Dec. 6 to learn where they will play this postseason.

Waiting game: Oklahoma’s 27-0 win over Oklahoma State might have put Boise State in its first BCS bowl since 2006. The Broncos, who still have a game against New Mexico State remaining, are a win away from their second consecutive undefeated regular season. The only thing that could derail Boise State’s trip is the Big 12 championship game. If Nebraska wins that game, then Texas will earn the at-large bid over the Broncos.

Rematch of 2006: Ohio’s win over Temple sets up a rematch of the 2006 Mid-American Conference championship game against Central Michigan. Central Michigan won that game 31-10 and could have a similar effort considering the way it’s been playing this MAC season. The Chippewas rolled through MAC play effortlessly and undefeated. Ohio has played better in its last two games, but it will need a perfect effort to top CMU.

Offensive sensation: Houston made sure Rice wasn’t going to cost the Cougars the Conference USA East title for the second consecutive season. The Cougars jumped on Rice 59-0 by halftime and finished the Owls off with a 73-14 win to not only regain the Bayou Bucket, but also notch a berth in the Conference USA title game against East Carolina. The Pirates are the defending champs, but Houston won the last meeting between the teams last season.

Coaches are still in jeopardy: Akron coach J.D. Brookhart was relieved of his duties Saturday and at least one more coach could be out the door soon. North Texas coach Todd Dodge finished this season 2-11 and he is now 5-32 in his three seasons as head coach. It looked like the program was going to make progress under him this season, but that wasn’t the case and he is in jeopardy. Marshall coach Mark Snyder might be in some trouble, too. Although it looks like his team will go to a bowl game, he’ll have to win it to stay in Huntington.