A wild season of college football continued on Saturday night when another top 15 team fell. Despite entering the game as a 20.5-point underdog, the SMU Mustangs were able to stun the No. 11 Houston Cougars in front of a rowdy crowd at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.
The Mustangs dominated Houston from the opening whistle en route to an impressive 38-16 win.
The stunning result was the biggest win for the Mustangs under the leadership of head coach Chad Morris, while eliminating Houston from the College Football Playoff picture completely and likely out of a New Years Six bowl game.
The loss is just the latest string of bad news for the Cougars, who lost out on the opportunity to join the Big 12 when the conference decided against expansion.
Now, they’ll have to wonder if they’ll lose head coach Tom Herman next.
After the upset victory, SMU added some insult to injury with an epic burn that played on Houston’s hashtag promotion for the season.
SMU returns to action next weekend on the road against Tulane. Houston, meanwhile, will look to bounce back against UCF.