SMU would have been a win. They only won 2 games that year, one being us.
Rice wasn't very good either and that's what started Bailiffs decent.
We really should have beat Portland State. The only reason the score was so high was because the team quit on Mac by then. This years team would have done it.
We would have beat UTSA and UTEP. Both were bad that year.
At minimum 5-7 but definitely could have seen up to 7 wins.
Iowa and Tennessee are obvious. WKU and La Tech were really good that year and I think our offense is what those teams had. D is what would have let us down in those games.
This was also the start of Marshall's fall after Cato graduated. He was the reason they were so good for a while. Maybe a winnable game there, maybe not.
MTSU went 7-5 that year before the bowl and just beat teams they should have. Possibly could have won this one too.
So Miss went 8-4 before the bowl and that would have been a tough game. Maybe could have won at home but since it was on the road, I would have given it to them, especially with Jr Nick Mullens.
So yeah 5-7 through 7-5 would have been reasonable.