|2011 Conference USA Football Championship Game|
|Date||December 3, 2011|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Mike Patrick |
|2011 Conference USA football standings|
|No. 20 Southern Miss x$||6||–||2||12||–||2|
|No. 18 Houston x||8||–||0||13||–||1|
|Championship: Southern Miss 49, Houston 28|
As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
The 2011 Conference USA Football Championship Game was played on December 3, 2011 at Robertson Stadium in Houston between Southern Miss and Houston—the winners of Conference USA's East and West Divisions, respectively.
Under C-USA rules, the championship game is hosted by the division champion with the best conference record. Houston finished a 12–0 regular season and won the West Division title and hosting rights with its 48–16 win over Tulsa on November 25. Southern Miss booked its place in the championship game the following day with a 44–7 win over Memphis.
A win for Houston in the conference's championship game would have earned the university its first bid in the Bowl Championship Series. For the first time, the C-USA Championship was broadcast on ABC, rather than ESPN2 in the past. Southern Miss ended up winning the game—defeating Houston by a score of 49–28.
- The Official Athletic site of The Conference USA - Football Composite Schedule
- Associated Press (November 25, 2011). "Houston reaches Conference USA title game with record 12th win". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 25, 2011.
- Associated Press (November 26, 2011). "Southern Miss. 44, Memphis 7". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
- "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. November 25, 2011.
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