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Stunner! Navy snaps No. 6 Houston's unbeaten streak

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy stunned No. 6 Houston, romping to a 46-40 victory that seriously damaged the Cougars' playoff hopes. Will Worth ran for 115 yards and threw for two touchdowns Saturday to help the Midshipmen (4-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) pull off the upset. Navy hadn't defeated a Top 10 team since 1984, when it topped No. 2 South Carolina in Annapolis. When...
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October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 13 Houston looks to bounce back against Tulsa

HOUSTON (AP) After a 5-0 start the No. 13 Houston Cougars had designs on crashing the College Football Playoff. A loss to Navy last week, however, ruined those plans. Now the Cougars need help to reach the American Athletic Conference championship game, with Navy, Memphis and Saturday's opponent, Tulsa, ahead of them in the West division. Coach Tom Herman acknowledged that last...
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October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston learns life as 'overdog' under Herman with SMU next

DALLAS (AP) Houston followed its first loss of the season to Navy with a narrow victory against Tulsa, a three-touchdown underdog that fell inches short of tying the score in the final seconds on the road. If the 11th-ranked Cougars want to regain the dominance that carried them into the top 10, coach Tom Herman figures they have to recognize that they will get the opponent's...
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October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Briscoe throws for 419 yards, Sam Houston beats Nicholls

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 419 yards and three touchdowns and Davion Davis grabbed seven passes for 121 yards to lead Sam Houston State to a 38-21 win over Nicholls on Saturday. Briscoe, who had a career-best 32 completions on 48 attempts with one interception, threw to 11 different receivers. Nathan Stewart caught six for 68 yards and Deon Hutchinson had three...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU stuns No. 11 Houston 38-16 by shutting down QB Greg Ward

DALLAS (AP) Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score and SMU stunned No. 11 Houston 38-16 Saturday night for its first win over a ranked team in five years. The Cougars (6-2, 3-2 American) lost for the second time after a 5-0 start that included a season-opening win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma that vaulted Houston into the Top 10. The last time the Mustangs...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Shocking! SMU stuns No. 11 Houston

DALLAS (AP) -- Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score and SMU stunned No. 11 Houston 38-16 Saturday night for its first win over a ranked team in five years.The Cougars (6-2, 3-2 American) lost for the second time after a 5-0 start that included a season-opening win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma that vaulted Houston into the Top 10.The last time the Mustangs (3...
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October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Herman to Texas is ‘all but official’

Houston suffered a stunning loss on Saturday that sent the team tumbling out of the top 25, but that apparently has had no effect on a major program being interested in its head coach. In fact, a report on Monday claimed Tom Herman becoming the next head coach at Texas is essentially a done deal. Big rumor today is that Tom Herman to #Longhorns is "all but offical." Reliable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: UCF Football Clips: Pre-Houston (10-24-16)

Hear what head coach Scott Frost and select players said about thew Knights' upcoming game against the Houston Cougars.

Tom Herman done responding to ‘bogus’ reports

One of the constant storylines of the college football season has been Tom Herman being rumored for potential jobs and then the coach shooting down said reports. The same was the case this week. After Texas lost yet again and fell to 3-4 under Charlie Strong, a report said Herman leaving Houston for Texas was “all but done.” On Tuesday, the Houston Cougars coach responded to that...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Most disappointing college football teams of 2016

Most disappointing college football teams of 2016.
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marc's Minute: Heading To Houston

UCF's Director of Broadcasting, Marc Daniels, looks ahead at UCF's road contest against the Houston Cougars.

Ward rallies Houston to 31-24 win over UCF

HOUSTON (AP) Greg Ward Jr. ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in the second half as Houston rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Central Florida 31-24 on Saturday. The Cougars (7-2, 4-2 American), who were ranked No. 6 before losing two of their previous three games and tumbling out of the rankings, could find themselves back in the Top 25 after their...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

UCF can't hold onto 21-point lead in road loss to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- Greg Ward Jr. ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in the second half as Houston rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Central Florida 31-24 on Saturday.The Cougars (7-2, 4-2 American), who were ranked No. 6 before losing two of their previous three games and tumbling out of the rankings, could find themselves back in the Top 25 after their...
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October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Falling Short of Lofty Expectations

Reflecting on the last ten weeks of Houston football during their bye week. Coming off a 2015 season that saw a 13-1 finish including a Peach Bowl win over then #9 Florida State, expectations were high for the Cougars entering the 2016 season. Even more was expected when they started the season with a win over then #3 Oklahoma, part of a 6-0 start that placed them #6 in the polls...
Via Underdog Dynasty
November 04, 2016

MSU Men's Basketball Prepare For Houston Cougars Friday Night

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October 25, 2016

Georgia Southern schedules home and home with Houston

The Eagles will take on the Cougars at home in 2020 and on the road in 2021. Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein has caught a lot of flack on this site about not being able to schedule meaningful home-and-homes, but TK finally broke that barrier by getting the Cougs to visit Statesboro. Eagles Add Home-And-Home Series With Houston; Two teams to play in 2020 and 2021LINK...
Via Underdog Dynasty
November 09, 2016

Houston overpowers Tulane in 30-18 win

HOUSTON (AP) Greg Ward Jr. threw for two touchdowns and ran another to lead Houston past Tulane for a 30-18 win Saturday. Houston (8-2, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) never trailed, getting a touchdown on its opening possession when Tulane's Parry Nickerson fumbled a punt return in the end zone and it was recovered by Jeremy Winchester. Houston also got a safety in the fourth...
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November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for college football Week 12

It’s hard to imagine anything more exciting than what occurred last weekend, but college football Week 12 isn’t lacking intrigue. One team that had preseason championship dreams had them crushed early on. Now it has a chance to crush another team’s championship hope, but in order to do that it will need to figure out how to slow down one of the best players in college football....
Via Sportsnaut
November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston spoils Louisville's playoff hopes with 36-10 win

HOUSTON (AP) ��� Louisville coach Bobby Petrino was blunt. "We blew it," he said. Duke Catalon scored three touchdowns and Houston hurried and harassed Heisman favorite Lamar Jackson all night to propel the Cougars to a stunning 36-10 victory over the Cardinals on Thursday night that dashed the third-ranked team's playoff hopes. Louisville (9-2) entered the game ranked fifth...
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November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Herman, Chad Morris top targets for Baylor job

The Baylor Bears are reportedly stepping up their coaching search and have two top candidates in mind. Houston coach Tom Herman and SMU coach Chad Morris are at or near the top of Baylor’s list of potential hires, according to Travis Haney of 247 Sports. Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades hired Herman at Houston, so there is a connection there. However, the Cougars coach will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Gulf Coast Showcase vs Houston – Preview and Stream Information

TV: none Radio: GoMason Digital Stream: bd Global Bracket: Bracket Link Tonight at 7:30pm, George Mason (1-2) begins play in the Gulf Coast Showcase against the Houston Cougars (1-0). The eight-team, three-day tournament in Estero, FL (near Ft. Myers) will continue Tuesday and Wednesday with all participating teams guaranteed to play three games apiece. Tomorrow, […]
Via Mason Hoops
November 21, 2016

Houston chairman: We will not lose Tom Herman over money

If Houston is going to lose Tom Herman to another school, it won’t be over a lack of money. Tilman Fertitta, chairman of the University of Houston Board of Regents, spoke with FOX 26 in Houston and said he did not fear losing Herman because of financial reasons. “We’re not going to lose him over money,” Fertitta told FOX 26. “If he wants to leave, he’s going to leave. I don’t think...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston overpowers George Mason in 93-56 win

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Rob Gray scored 23 points, Damyean Dotson added 16 more, including four 3-pointers, and Houston cruised to a 93-56 win over George Mason in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday night. Houston (2-0) hit 54 percent of its 65 shots from the field, including 13 of 22 from long range, and had six players reach double figures. Wes VanBeck contributed...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman: Support from Houston chairman ‘means the world’

Tom Herman got emotional when thinking about the comments made by Tilman Fertitta about him this week. Fertitta, the chairman of the University of Houston regents, said on Monday that if the Cougars lose Herman to another school, it won’t be for a lack of money. Translation: We will offer him as much money as anybody else who comes calling. When asked Tuesday about Fertitta’s support...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston blasts S. Dakota 85-58 advancing to Gulf Coast final

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Danrad Knowles added 16 points and five boards as Houston ran away from South Dakota in the second half for an 85-58 win in the Gulf Coast Showcase. The Cougars advanced to Wednesday's championship game against Vermont, an 87-73 winner over Hofstra on Tuesday night. South Dakota will take on Hofstra...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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