C-USA hoping TCU can make BCS

Originally Published: November 13, 2003
By Eric Crawford | Special to
With TCU's BCS-busting express still in motion, Conference USA teams are rallying around the hope that one of their own might be the first to crash the members-only national championship arrangement in college football.

But the optimism is tempered for one reason. It's hard to win in Hattiesburg. And after TCU faces Cincinnati this weekend -- a game that will be more difficult than most expect -- TCU will have to head to Southern Mississippi to face a Golden Eagles team that is unbeaten in C-USA play while picking up steam as the season has gone on.

Though distractions may now be at an all-time high for coach Gary Patterson's Horned Frogs, he says the BCS-hype shouldn't deter his team.