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Best Win/Worst Loss By a Tulane Opponent in Week 11

A 20-point deficit didn't bother the Houston Cougars as they improve to 10-0 and surge up the AP poll.

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Are you ready for yet another installment of "Maybe Tulane's Loss Wasn't That Bad: Or How I Learned To Stop Caring And Love Bad Football." Wait a second. We might have to change that first part this week since the Green Wave beat Army last Saturday on a game-winning field goal by Andrew DiRocco.

With that being said, let's check in with Tulane's opponents this year and see who had the biggest win and conversely, the worst loss. And to be honest, I don't know if I can pick the worst loss.

Best Win: Houston over Memphis

Less than nine seconds elapsed in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game against Memphis and Houston could see its undefeated season slipping away. The Cougars trailed 34-10 and seemed to have no answers for the Tigers.

And not only could Houston's perfect record dissolve, but also its chances to play in a New Year's Day bowl game.

So what did the Cougars do? They scratched and clawed their way back into it, one touchdown at a time.

By the time Javin Webb punched in a 1-yard run with 5:49 left, Houston only trailed by six. Once backup quarterback Kyle Postma rushed in from 7 yards a little more than four minutes later, the Cougars completed the comeback.

Houston improved to 10-0 and went up 11 spots in the Associated Press Top 25 to No. 13. That's a great spot for the Cougars to be and if they win out, which they should, a big bowl game is in their sights.

Worst Loss: I Seriously Don't Know

There wasn't one loss this week that stood out as the worst of the bunch.

Sure, Navy ripped apart SMU, but Temple — a team many thought roll in the East — took one on the chin from South Florida. And Tulsa scored 38 points and still managed to lose to Cincinnati.

Let's put it up to a vote, shall we?