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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...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Throttle Louisville, prove they can beat anyone

The Houston Cougars throttled Louisville 36-10, proving that they can beat any team in the country. Make no mistake about it: this is an impressive victory for Tom Herman’s squad. Louisville has been one of the most dominant teams in the country this fall, ranking in the top 10 in both total offense (1st) and total defense (6th) heading into Thursday night’s game. Because of...
Via The Comeback
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Tom Herman could be be an all-time great, even if he never leaves Houston

It was easy to forget about Tom Herman.The college football coaching carousel isn’t spinning as fast as it usually does this time of year — only three Power Five jobs are open and it’s not clear if that number will grow as November turns into December — and after a stunning September that had Houston fans thinking National Championship, Herman’s Cougars lost two games in...
Via FOX Sports
15 days ago

“We blew it.” Houston spoils Louisville’s playoff hopes

HOUSTON — 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 Louisville on Thursday night that dashed No. 3 Louisville’s playoff hopes. Louisville (9-2) entered the game ranked fifth in the College Football Playoff rankings, but was outdone by a Houston team that...
Via The Denver Post
15 days ago

Houston Shakes Up College Football Playoff Race With Win Vs. Louisville

Thanks for playing, Louisville. The Cardinals probably still have the eventual Heisman Trophy winner in Lamar Jackson, but their chances of winning the College Football Playoff likely went up in smoke Thursday night. Louisville, which had received a bump to the No. 5 spot after losses by Michigan, Clemson and Washington over the weekend, will take a dip in the next rankings after...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston vs Louisville: Game Preview, Spread, Start Time

Louisville is shooting for a playoff spot, but the Cardinals still have to beat Houston at home tonight. Location: TDECU Stadium in Houston, TX Game Time: 8:00 p.m. E.T. Channel: ESPN Spread: Louisville -13.5 At the end of September, the college football world could not wait for the matchup between the Louisville Cardinals and the Houston Cougars. The Cougars stunned the...
Via Underdog Dynasty
15 days ago

Can a Punter Get Some Love

In a sloppy 30-18 victory over Tulane, it was Houston’s punter Dane Roy who was the X-Factor On November 12th, the Houston Cougars hosted the Tulane Green Wave in a homecoming game for Houston. While they were able to get a 30-18 victory and improve to 8-2 on the season, it was a sloppy game in most phases. However, as usual in games where the offense isn't playing well, the punter...
Via Underdog Dynasty
16 days ago

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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston stands in Louisville's path to playoff

HOUSTON -- The carnage that Louisville needed to make inroads in the College Football Playoff picture unfolded during this past chaotic weekend. Suddenly, the ball is in the Cardinals' court with an opportunity to hold serve. With three of the top four teams in the CFP rankings falling on Saturday -- Clemson, Michigan and Washington, with the Tigers and Wolverines losing to unranked...
Via FOX Sports
18 days ago

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...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Davey O’Brien Award semifinalists announced

As the 2016 college football season nears its end, candidates for some of the sport’s most prestigious awards. On Thursday, the Davey O’Brien National Selection Committee announced its 18 semifinalists for the Davey O’Brien Award, given annually to the nation’s top quarterbacks. It is the first time more than 16 names appear on the semifinalist list, but two of the players...
Via Campus Sports Net
22 days ago

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...
Via Underdog Dynasty
23 days ago

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
28 days ago

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston defeats UCF 31-24 in comeback win

The Coogs dug themselves a hole, the Knights pushed them deep into it, but the Cougars dug themselves out Well, that game was a comedy of errors. On Houston’s side, Greg Ward threw three interceptions in the first half and then the Cougars fumbled immediately to open the second half when Ward and Duke Catalon could not complete a zone-read handoff. UCF happily reciprocated in the...
Via Underdog Dynasty
October 29, 2016

UCF Knights vs University of Houston Cougars: Preview, Betting Line, Start Time, TV, Radio, Prediction

Can Houston bounce back against a better than anticipated UCF squad? Start Time: Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 12 PM ET/11:00 AM CT. Location: TDECU Stadium TV/Streaming: ESPNU and WatchESPN Radio/Live Stats: 96.9 FM740 AM (Orlando) and KPRC 950 AM (Houston) for radio. Live stats are here. Betting Line: Houston opened as a 12.5 point favorite, but that’s shrunk a bit to -9.5...
Via Underdog Dynasty
October 28, 2016

Most disappointing college football teams of 2016

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

Three Things We Learned From The AAC in Week 8

SMU stuns No. 11 Houston, Temple takes down USF, Kiel explodes back onto scene for Cincinnati Week 8 Results Temple 46 USF 30 UCF 24 UCONN 16 No. 24 Navy 42 Memphis 28 Tulsa 50 Tulane 27 SMU 38 No. 11 Houston 16 Cincinnati 31 East Carolina 19 SMU stuns No. 11 Houston in program win for Morris, Mustangs Prior to Saturday, second-year SMU coach Chad Morris was 4-14 with victories...
Via Underdog Dynasty
October 25, 2016

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman: I’m done addressing ‘bogus’ coaching rumors

Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman is the hottest name on the coaching market. There isn’t a job opening out he is not linked to and there have even been reports that Herman to the Texas Longhorns is “all but official.” Well, not so fast, my friends. Herman spoke to the media on Tuesday and said that he is done addressing the “bogus” rumors. “I’m done chasing down...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 25, 2016

MSU Men's Basketball Prepare For Houston Cougars Friday Night

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Via Morgan State Bears - Official Site
October 25, 2016

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

SMU Twitter feed trolls Houston after stunning upset

In one of the most shocking upsets of the day, the SMU Mustangs dominated — and defeated — the No. 11 Houston Cougars 38-16 on Saturday. The game was never really close — the Mustangs' jumped out to a 28-7 lead and never looked back.The victory was a shocker, and the Mustangs celebrated in style. Not just on the field, but off it as well.Check out this tweet that SMU's official...
Via FOX Sports
October 22, 2016

SMU shocks Houston 38-16

The Mustangs simply beat the Cougars, just flat-out beat them Raise your hand if you saw that coming... SMU completely outplayed Houston and deserved to win that game. The Mustangs shredded Houston’s run defense and torched its secondary in the first half. The Cougars played sloppy and then suffered injuries to the offensive line that they couldn’t afford. Thus ended Houston’s...
Via Underdog Dynasty
October 22, 2016
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