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2016 Schedule
6-2, 2nd in American Athletic - West
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1dPhil Steele

Best Week 9 college football bets

Phil Steele gives his best Week 9 picks, including a major upset on the horizon and thoughts on Tennessee-South Carolina and Clemson-Florida State.

Better luck next season, Cougars

Houston was not likely to make the playoff after its first loss. After its second loss, a 38-16 defeat against SMU, a New Year's Six bowl is also unlikely. On a positive note, Tom Herman might be less desired this offseason. Eliminator

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3dMark Schlabach

U-turn: Miami's playoff hopes head in the wrong direction

Miami got off to a good start under Mark Richt, but a three-game losing streak ended any CFP hopes. The Hurricanes and Houston were the only teams booted from playoff contention this week.

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The Ripple Effect Of Houston's Loss

Ivan Maisel, Heather Dinich and Ryan McGee talk about SMU's win over Houston and how the shock-waves of the upset can be felt as far away as Louisville.

Canes and Cougars cut from playoff field (1:14)

SMU slams door on Houston rally

Braeden West runs for a 10-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter as SMU pulls away from No. 11 Houston and wins 38-16.

SMU crushes Houston for stunning 38-16 upset (0:59)
Breakdown of SMU's 38-16 upset victory over #11 Houston (2:04)
SMU coach Chad Morris enjoying his team's 38-16 upset win over Houston (1:45)
SMU players and fans start the celebration (0:32)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

SMU is about to secure a huge win, leading No. 11 Houston 38-14. It will be by far the biggest win of the Chad Morris era, who took over a program that was in shambles prior to last season and is slowly trying to rebuild the talent base and get the Mustangs back to respectability. This is a huge step in that direction.

Team Stats

Passing Yards297.123rd
Rushing Yards182.855th
Points For38.620th
Points Against21.4Tied-29th