HOUSTON COUGARS NEWS

Houston rally beats Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 78-67

TaShawn Thomas had 14 points on 7 of 8 shooting to help Houston rally for a 78-67 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday night. Jherrod Stiggers had 13 points and 5 rebounds, Danrad Knowles added 13 points and 5 rebounds on 4 of 5 shooting, L.J. Rose scored 13 points and 5 assists and Tione Womack scored 10 points with 6 assists for the Cougars (6-2), who snapped a two-game...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston crushes SMU 34-0

John O'Korn finished 25 of 41 for 245 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston over SMU 34-0 Friday, snapping the Cougars' three-game losing streak. Daniel Spencer caught seven passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, while Greg Ward, Jr., had five receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Jackson rushed seven times for 62 yards and a touchdown, and Kent Brooks added a...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

SMU Mustangs vs. Houston Cougars: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Friday the SMU Mustangs and the Houston Cougars will face one another in a match-up of two schools from the American Athletic Conference. SMU (5-5) will hit the road looking to earn a win against Houston. (7-4) Coverage of the game between SMU and Houston will air on ESPN2 beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. The Odds: The Houston Cougars are a 9.5 point...
Via Tireball.com
November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cougars try to get back on track against SMU

The Houston Cougars and their normally high-powered offense have struggled in the last three weeks and it has resulted in a three-game losing streak. On Friday the Cougars will try to get back on track when they host SMU. Houston had scored 20 or more points in each of the first eight games, going 7-1 in that span, with the only loss a tough 47-46 defeat to BYU. Since then the...
Via AP on Fox
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Bearcats Survive Houston 24-17

Cincinnati got up 24-7 on Houston, placing the Cougars in their largest hole of the season, before the Cougs fought back to make things interesting at the end. Houston moved the ball to the Cincinnati 37 with 10 seconds left. John O'Korn, who was pulled and put back in the game for the final series, decided to take off. It was not very wise because he didn't get a first down...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Houston Cougars: Betting Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Saturday the Cincinnati Bearcats and Houston Cougars will face off in a contest of two American Athletic Conference schools. Cincinnati (8-2) will be looking to win on the road when they take on Houston. (7-3) Coverage of the game between Cincinnati and Houston will air on ESPNews beginning at 12:00 pm ET from BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, TX. The Odds: The Houston Cougars...
Via Tireball.com
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Know Your Opponent: Houston Cougars

The Cincinnati Bearcats head on the road for the final time in the 2013 season as they get set to face the Houston Cougars. The game will be played at Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium after Rice raised a stink and had the game moved last week. The next Cincinnati trip could be to the BBVA Compass Bowl. That is too many BBVA Compasses for this guy. It's looking unlikely that...
Via Bearcats Blog
November 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Sluggish Houston pull away from Howard, 75-62

Danuel House had 23 points and 9 rebounds as the Houston Cougars overcame a sluggish start to defeat the Howard Bison 75-62 in a regional round of the Legends Classic Thursday night. TaShawn Thomas finished with 11 points, 18 rebounds and 7 blocks, Jherrod Stiggers added 16 points and L.J. Rose chipped in 10 points and five assists as the Cougars (5-0) rallied from a 10-point first...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston WR Deontay Greenberry questionable with concussion

Houston Cougar star wide receiver Deontay Greenberry is listed as “day to day” by head coach Tony Levine, due to a concussion suffered against Louisville. Greenberry was injured early in last Saturday’s loss to the #20 Cardinals. The 6′-3″ 198 lb. sophomore left the game before receiving a pass, apparently on special teams play. Greenberry is the Cougars top receiving...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

House leads Houston to 80-66 win over Lehigh

Danuel House had 22 points and hit 3 of 5 from behind the arc as Houston came from behind for an 80-66 win over Lehigh in a regional round game of the Legends Classic on Sunday. TaShawn Thomas had 18 points and 13 rebounds and hit 8 of 10 from the floor. He added seven of the Cougars (4-0) 14 blocks. L.J. Rose scored 18 points and dished out six assists for the Cougars, who shot...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville hosts Houston on Saturday night

The No. 19 Louisville Cardinals host the Houston Cougars at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in an important AAC contest. Check here for continuing coverage...
Via louisville.scout.com
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars vs. Louisville Cardinals: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

The Houston Cougars and Louisville Cardinals will face off against one another on Saturday in a match-up of two AAC teams. Houston (7-2) will be looking to give No. 20 Louisville (8-1) their second loss of the season. Coverage of the game between Houston and Louisville will air on ESPNU beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY.  Houston...
Via Tireball.com
November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting Houston tops UT-San Antonio 80-62

Jherrod Stiggers had 15 points on 4 of 7 shooting from behind the arc as the Houston Cougars pulled away midway through the first half for an 80-62 win over the UT-San Antonio Roadrunners Thursday night. TaShawn Thomas finished with 14 points and six rebounds with four blocks. Thomas was 6 of 7 from the field for Houston (3-0), which shot 55.8 percent from the field in the game...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Sign Loyce Means to the Practice Squad

Former University of Houston Cougar free agent defensive back Loyce Means has been signed to the Houston Texans practice squad. Means has spent time with the Buffalo Bills during the 2011 preseason, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (CFL) and with the Green Bay Packers during the 2013 preseason. Means was released by the Packers on the final cut down day before the Packers set their 53 man...
Via State of the Texans
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2014 NFL Draft: Scouting Notes from UCF vs. Houston

This week’s battle for first place in the American Athletic Conference between UCF and Houston came down to the wire. The Cougars had four chances inside the Golden Knight’s 10-yard line down by 5 with under a minute left in the game but the UCF defense held, ensuring that the Golden Knights control their own destiny for a BCS bowl berth. A game of that magnitude would...
Via Optimum Scouting
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston beats Texas-Pan American 77-65

TaShawn Thomas scored 19 points and pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds to lead Houston to a 77-65 win over Texas-Pan American Monday night. L.J. Rose added 16 points and six assists while Danuel House scored 15 for the Cougars (2-0). The Broncos (0-2) stayed with Houston for the majority of the game but faded down the stretch. UTPA's Javorn Farrell hit a pair of free throws...
Via AP on Fox
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Louisville Opens As A 16.5 Point Favorite Over Houston

Associated Press Charlie Strong and the Louisville Cardinals have opened as a 16 ½ point favorite over the Houston Cougars. This spread is certainly surprising, considering Houston has just one league loss on the season and appears to be one of the very few “good teams” on the Louisville schedule. The Cougars are coming off of a tough road loss to Central Florida. Their only...
Via The Cardinal Connect
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 19 UCF hangs on for 19-14 win over Houston

William Stanback scored two touchdowns and No. 19 UCF held off a late Houston threat to win 19-14 on Saturday night and keep first place in the American Athletic Conference all to itself. Storm Johnson added 127 yards rushing for UCF (7-1, 4-0), which has the inside track to the league's automatic BCS bid, with victories against the Cougars and Louisville. The Cougars drove...
Via AP on Fox
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars vs. UCF Knights: Odds, Point Spread, Over/Under and tv info

On Saturday evening the Houston Cougars will travel to take on the No. 21 UCF Knights. Houston (7-1) and the University of Central Florida (6-1) will both be looking to one up each other in a battle of two American Conference teams. Coverage of the game between Houston and UCF will air on ESPN2 beginning at BH Networks Stadium in Orlando, FL.  Houston  vs. UCF W-L 7...
Via Tireball.com
November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 19 UCF, Houston battle for 1st place in AAC

UCF and Houston were expected to play the role of understudy to more established programs like Louisville and Rutgers in the race for the American Athletic Conference crown and the coveted BCS berth that comes with it. Instead, Saturday's matchup between No. 19 UCF (6-1, 3-0 American) and Houston (7-1, 4-0) could go a long way in proving lots of preseason prognostications wrong...
Via AP on Fox
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The End is Near For the 8th Wonder of the World

When the Houston Oilers left town (1997) the end of an era was near for something that has been a part of the City of Houston since 1965--the Astrodome. The Houston Cougars had already moved to their own stadium (1997). It wasn't long before the Astros got their own home (1999). When the Texans started playing in 2002 it was in a new home as well. It's sad to say it...
Via FatManWriting
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston-UCF Preview

Getting the chance to play a high-stakes conference game in front of a national television audience represents the latest in a line of big opportunities for Central Florida this season. The 19th-ranked Knights (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) host Houston (7-1, 4-0) on Saturday night in a game that could put the Knights firmly in command for the AAC championship and an automatic...
Via AP on Fox
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

There is No Jumping Over the Houston Cougars Defense!

The Houston Cougars are quietly having a pretty good season. After Thursday night's win over USF the team has improved to 7-1 overall and 4-0 in conference play. I'd say there is a chance they could crack the top 25 this week, but if not with a win against No. 23 UCF next week they will definitely be in. Guyism.com In the meantime their opponents will have images...
Via FatManWriting
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

S. Florida hurt by big penalty in loss to Houston

Penalties hadn't been a major issue for South Florida this season. Penalties, however, turned into a big problem Thursday night against Houston and one big one late in the fourth quarter snowballed into the Bulls' second straight loss. Following a muffed punt by Houston, South Florida recovered at the Houston 27 with 6 minutes remaining. Andre avis was called for offensive...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

S. Florida hurt by big penalty in loss to Houston

Penalties hadn't been a major issue for South Florida this season. Penalties, however, turned into a big problem Thursday night against Houston and one big one late in the fourth quarter snowballed into the Bulls' second straight loss. Following a muffed punt by Houston, South Florida recovered at the Houston 27 with 6 minutes remaining. Andre avis was called for offensive...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

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