ABC to air Conference USA Championship

In this Nov. 8, 2008, file photo, Houston quarterback Case Keenum passes during the third quarter of their NCAA college football game against Tulane in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel, File)

November 26, 2011 7:06:59 PM PST
The Conference USA Championship game at Robertson Stadium will be televised live on ABC13 at 11am December 3.

The game was originally slated for ESPN2. The change was announced Saturday by Conference USA and the ABC network.

Houston (12-0, 8-0) will meet East Division Champion Southern Mississippi (10-2, 6-2) in the contest.

It will be the first time the C-USA Championship Game has appeared on ABC. Houston is 14-10-2 all-time on the network, but hasn't appeared on ABC since 1993.

Houston is making its third appearance in the Conference USA Championship Game and is hosting for the second time. UH won the 2006 C-USA Championship that year with a 34-20 win over Southern Miss at Robertson Stadium.