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2012 Conference USA football standings: SMU still 2nd in West

The SMU Mustangs lost their second Conference USA game of the season Saturday.

Jim Cowsert-US PRESSWIRE

The SMU Mustangs suffered their second Conference USA loss of the season Saturday, a 42-17 defeat at Central Florida. At 4-5 overall and 3-2 in conference play, SMU is tied with Houston for second place in the C-USA West Division.

Tulsa (7-2, 5-0) remains the top team in the West. The Golden Hurricane went out of conference and nearly upset Arkansas, falling 19-15 in Fayetteville. Houston (4-5, 3-2) traveled to East Carolina and took a lopsided 48-28 loss. Rice (4-6, 2-4) was the only West team to win in Week 9, picking up a 49-47 victory at Tulane (2-7, 2-3).

In the East, Central Florida's victory kept the Knights (7-2, 5-0) on top of the division. East Carolina (6-4, 5-1) remains in second place, a half game behind UCF. UAB (2-7, 1-4) and Southern Miss (0-9, 0-5) met in a matchup of teams looking for their first conference win, and the Blazers came away with a 27-19 victory.

The complete Conference USA standings are as follows:


Conference USA Standings

(updated 10.28.2012 at 1:02 AM CDT)

East Conf Overall
W L W L
Central Florida Knights 4 0 6 2
East Carolina Pirates 4 1 5 4
Marshall Thundering Herd 2 2 3 5
Memphis Tigers 1 3 1 7
UAB Blazers 0 4 1 7
Southern Miss. Golden Eagles 0 4 0 8
West Conf Overall
W L W L
Tulsa Golden Hurricane 5 0 7 1
Houston Cougars 3 1 4 4
SMU Mustangs 3 1 4 4
Tulane Green Wave 2 2 2 6
Rice Owls 1 4 3 6
UTEP Miners 1 4 2 7


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