12 years ago today, TU won its second consecutive bowl game in dominating fashion, ripping 22nd-ranked Ball State 45-13 in the GMAC Bowl.
Though the Hurricane fell short of a Conference USA title, winning a school-record 11 games and a second straight bowl game were nice consolation prizes — and a step in the right direction, then-TU coach Todd Graham said.
"To have the most wins in 109 years of (TU) college football is big. We went from 10 wins to 11 wins and that's great progress. Not many teams can say they did that," Graham said.