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Best Win/Worst Loss For A Tulane Opponent In Week 7

Was there ever a doubt the Tigers would earn the week's best win for a Tulane opponent? And the worst loss? That's tougher.

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You know what time it is.

You probably couldn't wait.

Welcome to another exciting installment of "Maybe Tulane's Loss Didn't Look All That Bad (Yes, It Did): Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Bad Football."

Unlike last week, there was a team that stood out among the rest when it came to best win. And that worst loss? It was a lot tougher to pick.

Best win: Memphis over Ole Miss

What happened to the Rebels?

Better yet, what got into the Tigers?

Memphis fell behind early but rallied to post one of the best wins of the season for a Group of Five team. The Tigers scored 31 consecutive points after Ole Miss led 14-0 and won going away.

Paxton Lynch was a man among men for Memphis on Saturday, completing 39 of his 53 passes for 384 yards and three touchdowns. Lynch has now thrown for nearly 2,000 yards this season (1,919).

The Tigers vaulted into the national polls thanks to the win. Memphis is tied for 17th in the Coaches' Poll and 18th in the Associated Press Top 25.

Honorable mention: Houston over Tulane (Yeah, I know).

Worst loss: Temple over UCF

Come on, Knights.

You had a 16-14 lead going into the fourth quarter against the undefeated Owls. All you have to do is score one more touchdown (I know, it's tougher than it looks) and the game would be iced.

What does UCF do? Not score and allow 16 unanswered points to lose 30-16.

At least The Basement in Orlando can continue giving out free beer.

Dishonorable mention: Pittsburgh over Georgia Tech

Was there a better win out there? How about a more cringe-worthy loss?

Let me know in the comments or on Twitter (@tylermayforth).