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Houston Cougars Give a Hoot About Temple Coming to Town

There’s a renewed sense of excitement surround the Houston Cougars. And why not? After a series of disappointing losses so far this season, and quickly falling behind 14-0 to Memphis last week, it seems someone flipped a switch for the Coogs on their way to a thrilling come-from-behind win—on the road no less. Photo used courtesy of uhcougars.com. Memphis was getting a lot...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars’ Midseason Report Card

We’re at the halfway point of the Houston Cougars‘ season, and it’s safe to say this isn’t where most people thought they would be six games in—3-3 overall and 1-1 in the AAC, thanks to a big come-from-behind win on the road at Memphis. Photo used courtesy of houseofhouston.com. But it’s how the Cougars got to this point that is befuddling. It started out with a stinker...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Greg Ward Jr stuns Memphis with 64 yard run

Even though the weekend of football action is over, we will continue to bring you some of the best plays of the weekend today. This is a collection of this best plays of the week from the American Athletic Conference. Of course, the best is saved for last (it starts around 45 seconds into the video) as Houston’s QB Greg Ward Jr spins to avoid a sack and then is off to the races…...
Via The Student Section
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Offense Takes Another Hit with Devastating Injury

So Greg Ward Jr. is taking over at quarterback and throwing passes for Houston. That’s fine, but who is going to catch the ball? Two days after coach Tony Levine named Ward, a converted receiver, the starting quarterback, the Cougars lost No. 1 wide receiver Daniel Spencer to a season-ending injury. Spencer tore his ACL during a non-contact drill in Tuesday’s practice. Let...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Greg Ward Jr. the Right Guy to Run Houston’s Offense?

You could feel it coming. A wildcat formation here. A couple of pass attempts there. Then the winds of change really started to blow in the second half of Houston‘s loss to UCF, which dropped the Cougars to 2-3 (0-1 AAC) on the season. Photo used courtesy of usatoday.com. And now it’s happened. There’s a new starting quarterback at Houston. Head coach Tony Levine announced...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Lose to Central Florida in Heartbreaking Fashion

The Houston Cougars are not the powerhouse they were in the 1970's and 80's, but they are a good football team. They've struggled to find some consistency so far this season, but with a win Thursday night against Central Florida they could get a much needed conference win and bring their record about .500 for the season.When back-up quarterback Greg Ward Jr. dove for the end zone...
Via FatManWriting
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Knights at Houston Cougars: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the UCF Knights will travel to take on the Houston Cougars. UCF (1-2) will look to even their record against fellow American Conference member Houston. (2-2) Coverage of the game between Houston and UCF will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from Houston Football Stadium in Houston, TX. The Odds: Houston is a 3 point favorite for Thursday’s game...
Via Tireball.com
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Enter Critical Showdown Against UCF

“It’s two programs that have great tradition and great recent history.” Photo used courtesy of houseofhouston.com. That is from Houston coach Tony Levine Monday morning on the weekly AAC Coaches’ Teleconference. But for the Cougars, Thursday’s game against UCF has nothing to do with tradition and history and everything to do with defining this season. Houston has had...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

UCF Knights’ Young Offense Starting to Click

The UCF Knights, reigning AAC conference champions, are racking up the frequent flyer miles this year. At 1-2, they have already traveled more than 5,000 miles with road trips to Dublin, Ireland, and Columbia (MO), and will embark on another sojourn this week when they travel to Houston (TX), to take on the Houston Cougars (2-2) on Thursday. Photo used courtesy of orlandosentinel...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

What Do We Know About the Houston Cougars in 2014?

At the beginning of every football season, you hear most college football coaches say something like, “we’ll learn a lot about our football team during the non-conference schedule.” Sounds great. You have four games to find out what’s working and what isn’t, which players are stepping up and which aren’t ready for primetime. Here’s the problem this season for Houston...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Turning Ground Game Success Into Victories

Who are you and what have you done with the Houston Cougars‘ offense? Photo used courtesy of houseofhouston.com. We broached the topic of the Cougars’ running game after Grambling State, but after what Houston did on the ground against UNLV, it’s worth revisiting because it could signify a big change in philosophy heading into the American Athletic Conference season. Let...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston DB comically misses ball on poorly timed jump (Video)

Houston junior DB Trevon Stewart gave us the football equivalent of Harry Doyle’s legendary “Juuuust a bit outside” with a poorly-timed jump on Thursday night. Just before halftime of BYU’s 33-25 win over Houston, BYU completed a deep pass down the left sideline to Mitchell Juergens. As you can see in the video, a complete […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

The Houston Cougars Having Major Struggles On Special Teams

The Houston Cougars are having some major issues on special teams. It started with a botched punt where the punter dropped the ball and went into panic mode and some how got off a solid kick. Then the woes continued when the Cougars went to kick a field goal and the holder bobbled the ball […] The post The Houston Cougars Having Major Struggles On Special Teams appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars at BYU Cougars: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the Houston Cougars and BYU Cougars will tangle. Houston (1-1) hits the road to take on No. 25 BYU (2-0) who is coming off a laughable win over Texas. Coverage of the game between Houston and BYU kicks off at 9:00 pm ET from LaVelle Edwards Stadium in Provo, UT on ESPN and WatchESPN. The Odds: BYU is a 18.5 point favorite against Houston. The over/under for this...
Via Tireball.com
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston’s Series With Oklahoma Shows Shift in CFB Scheduling

The future of scheduling in college football is changing. And those changes will likely lead to huge opportunities for the Houston Cougars. Wednesday, Houston announced a home-at-home series with the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners will come to Houston in 2016 to open the season at NRG Stadium, and the Cougars will return the favor by going to Norman in 2019. .@UHCougarFB announces...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston Unveils New American Flag-Themed Helmet For BYU Game

Monday, Virginia Tech unveiled a brand new American flag-themed helmet that the Hokies will be wearing this weekend to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Tuesday, another team followed suit with a similar concept. The Houston Cougars will be donning a new stars and stripes decal on their lids as well – they play against BYU on 9-11. In honor of game at BYU Thursday on 9/11,...
Via College Spun
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PICTURE: A Snapshot Of Houston’s Night

The Houston Cougars opened their gleaming new ballpark, TDECU Stadium, Friday night, thinking they would build on a very encouraging 2013 season and smack the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. They didn’t. Here was Houston’s night in one photo, courtesy of Austin Atkinson: Down 27-0, a Houston player heads to the stands to text his girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/OlQVkNBuSd — Austin...
Via Bloguin Best
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

PICTURE: A Snapshot Of Houston’s Night

The Houston Cougars opened their gleaming new ballpark, TDECU Stadium, Friday night, thinking they would build on a very encouraging 2013 season and smack the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. They didn’t. Here was Houston’s night in one photo, courtesy of Austin Atkinson: Down 27-0, a Houston player heads to the stands to text his girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/OlQVkNBuSd — Austin...
Via The Student Section
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars New Stadium Not Getting the Welcome Fans Hoped For (so far)

The Houston Cougars are one of a handful of teams debuting a new stadium this season. Like every other team in existence the hope would be to come out guns blazing for the first game in the new digs and dominate whoever was foolish enough to oppose them.So far, during Friday night's game against the UTSA Roadrunners that hasn't happened. Instead the team has put on an impressive...
Via FatManWriting
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Come Up With Pretty Cool Way to Honor Heisman Trophy Winner Andre Ware

The Houston Cougars are one of a handful of teams that are debuting new stadiums this fall. When fans go to the team's home opener they may laugh when they see what they believe to be an error by the grounds crew--the 11-yard line is going to be marked. As it turns out the '11' is there on purpose.Actually, the reason it's there is pretty cool (and likely to get copied by other schools...
Via FatManWriting
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Honor Andre Ware By Adding 11-Yard Line

The Houston Cougars have decided to honor the 1989 Heisman Trophy Winner, Andre Ware, by adding an 11-yard line mark to their field. A very classy move and a huge honor for Ware. This isn’t something you see at every school, so it will be easily identifiable. [@Joseph_Duarte] The post Houston Cougars Honor Andre Ware By Adding 11-Yard Line appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Houston LB/DL killed serving in Afghanistan

Sergeant 1st Class and former Houston Cougars football player Sam Hairston was killed while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan on Tuesday, when “his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire,” the US Department of Defense states. He was 35. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sam Hairston and express our greatest condolences to his wife, Tawana, son, Hayden, extended...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars new uni’s

New uniforms seem to be the trend in the sports world. Most go for the flash look that appeals to the young audience. However, the Houston Cougars worked with Nike to create a very classic and clean look for the 2014 football season. The white on white is my favorite look for the Cougars. What are your thoughts?
Via The Front Office News
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New Houston Uniforms

The Houston Cougars will don new uniforms for the 2014. Nike made the announcement on it’s official blog a short time ago. Here’s a brief preview of what they’ll look like: New @UHCougarFB uniforms for 2014 season pic.twitter.com/LjQctJYBju — Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) July 23, 2014 To get a full range of combinations, be sure to check out the full article at the Nike Blog.
Via The Student Section
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New Houston Uniforms

The Houston Cougars will don new uniforms for the 2014. Nike made the announcement on it’s official blog a short time ago. Here’s a brief preview of what they’ll look like: New @UHCougarFB uniforms for 2014 season pic.twitter.com/LjQctJYBju — Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) July 23, 2014 To get a full range of combinations, be sure to check out the full article at the Nike Blog.
Via Bloguin Best
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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