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The BCS 11th ranked Houston Cougars begin a gauntlet of what could be considered two of the most important games in team history when they host the SMU Mustangs this Saturday at the Rob. Game time is set for 2:30pm (CST) and will be televised on the Fox sports net affiliates. Of course that could be three of the most important games if they beat Tulsa the day after

Why would these three upcoming games be considered the most important in program history? It's simple really; the BCS rules are stacked against non AQ (Automatic Qualifier) conference participants. The only way for a non AQ team to gain an automatic invite to a BCS bowl would be to win their conference while being ranked in the top 12 of the BCS standings (or the top 16 and ranked ahead of an AQ... Recommended Stories