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Best Win/Worst Loss By A Tulane Opponent In Week 12

What got into UConn these past few weeks? I usually don't do this, but I can't see a worse loss than what Tulane coughed up against SMU.

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Welcome back to the penultimate edition of "Maybe Tulane's Loss Wasn't All That Bad (It Was And I'll Explain Why Later): Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Bad Football."

In case you haven't read this series before, I break down the best win and worst loss of an opponent the Green Wave faces in 2015.

Let's get to this past week's slate of games.

Best Win: UConn over Houston

For the past two weeks, the Huskies have enjoyed playing the role of spoiler.

Two weeks ago UConn put a damper on Tulane's Homecoming festivities with a 7-3 win.

Then last week, the Huskies ended Houston's undefeated season. UConn rode its defense to a 13-3 lead and held on for a 20-17 win as the Cougars outscored them 14-7 in the fourth quarter.

The Huskies notched two more interceptions, bringing their season total to 17.

Temple must be a little bit worried facing a hot UConn team this week. If the Huskies beat the Owls and South Florida thumps UCF — as it should — the Bulls take the AAC East Division.

And by the way, UConn became bowl eligible with the win.

Honorable Mention: South Florida over Cincinnati

Worst Loss: SMU over Tulane

I really, really don't like giving the worst loss to the Green Wave, but there are no other options.

Entering this past Saturday's game, the Mustangs were 1-9 and hapless. Tulane, with a modicum of effort, should have been able to beat SMU and win its second consecutive game.

That didn't happen. Actually, what happened was far from it.

The Mustangs ran all over the Green Wave in a 49-21 win, racking up more than 300 rushing yards for the first time in eight years.

Instead of returning home with a little bit of momentum, Tulane is licking its wounds preparing for Friday's clash against Tulsa. If there is any consolation, the Golden Hurricane were mashed last week as well.

Honorable Mention: East Carolina over UCF

Do you agree? Disagree? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter (@tylermayforth).