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Best Win/Worst Loss By A Tulane Opponent In Week 13

We've reached the end of the road with this series.

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The end of the regular season is upon us in college football.

With that, comes the final edition of "Maybe Tulane's Loss Wasn't That Bad: Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Bad Football." I mean, the Green Wave's 45-34 loss to Tulsa wasn't pretty, but it was definitely better than what SMU coughed up against Memphis.

Conversely, Houston brushed off any talk that it had been slumping and crushed Navy.

Let's break down those games a bit further.

Best Win: Houston over Navy

Rumors of the Cougars' demise have been greatly exaggerated.

Following an unexpected loss to UConn the previous week, Houston bounced back in a big way this past weekend. The Cougars jumped out to a 24-14 lead at halftime on the Midshipmen and cruised to a 52-31 win.

Houston's offense fired on all cylinders against Navy, rolling up 555 yards. Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. had himself a game, completing 26 of his 35 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for 83 yards on 14 carries.

The win gave the Cougars the West Division title in the American Athletic Conference and they'll host Temple this weekend in the conference championship game.

Honorable Mention: Temple over UConn

Worst Loss: Memphis over SMU

How bad does Tulane's loss to the Mustangs look now?

The Tigers waxed SMU this past weekend 63-0. Want to know the bad thing about it? Memphis eased up in the second half after taking a 56-0 lead into the locker room.

Quarterback Paxton Lynch only completed nine passes in the game, but seven of them went for touchdowns. And how many yards did Lynch throw for? Try 222. That's better than 20 yards per completion.

It was a meaningful win for the Tigers as they sent Justin Fuente out with a win. Fuente recently took over for the recently retired Frank Beamer at Virginia Tech.

Well done, Memphis. Good job, good effort, SMU.

Honorable Mention: South Florida over UCF

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