Houston's bid to crash the BCS and QB Case Keenum's hope for the Heisman both died at the Rose Bowl late Saturday night.
This is what is supposed to happen when a non-AQ power meets an AQ school - the AQ school beats up the other.
That's what happened when the No. 23 Cougars lost against the UCLA Bruins, 31-13. Keenum entered the game having suffered a concussion one week before, and left Saturday's game in the second quarter on a golf cart after he injured his right leg. He did not return to the game, and the severity of the injury wasn't immediately known.
Two words - Bum-er.
Houston was a long shot to crash the BCS, and CK was a long shot for the Heisman, but both chances are long gone.
This was an average UCLA team that, in the first half, was clearly the better team even before CK's injury.
Fun while it lasted.
- Mac Engel