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Bad Snap Kills Any Chance Of A Temple Come From Behind Win Against Houston

For Temple to beat the Houston Cougars in the inaugural American Conference Championship game they knew they would have to play well enough on offense and dominate on defense. Well--they didn't dominate on defense, but managed to hold them to just a touchdown in the second half. The offense, however, had a hard time moving the ball against a tough Houston defense.Late in the game...
Via FatManWriting
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston QB jukes his way straight to the end zone

No. 19 Houston is facing off with No. 22 Temple for the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship. Houston is hungry for the AAC title and no one seems hungrier than their quarterback Greg Ward Jr. The junior is having an exceptional game, especially on the ground. Ward juked off Temple defenders to score this amazing touchdown and bring the Houston Cougars up 17-0 in the...
Via Gamedayr
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Greg Ward Jr. extends Cougars’ lead with 47-yard TD run

Houston leads Temple 17-0 in the AAC Championship Game thanks to a 47-yard touchdown run by quarterback Greg Ward Jr. Check out the highlight below! Greg Ward Jr. with the longest rushing #touchdown of the year for @uhcougarfb 47 yards! #HOUvsTEM https://t.co/8QBCiLsOCu — American Football (@American_FB) December 5, 2015 Stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates and...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston, Tom Herman agree ‘in principle’ to new deal

Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman and the university have agreed “in principle” to the terms for a new contract, per a pair of tweets from Mark Berman of Fox26. .@CoachTomHerman says he's reached agreement in principle on a new contract with @UHouston — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) November 30, 2015 .@CoachTomHerman on contract negotiations w/ @UHCougarFB "We've agreed...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Herman reportedly staying put at Houston

The Houston Cougars got a great grab at head coach at the end of last year, snagging Ohio State’s championship offensive coordinator Tom Herman, and it appears they will be keeping him. Herman has agreed in principle to remain at Houston. Coach Tom Herman says he has ‘agreed in principle’ on contract with @UHCougarFB — Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) November 30, 2015 Herman...
Via The Comeback
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston's Tom Herman has interest in Georgia job

Several college football coaches have resigned or been ousted this season, with the most notable being longtime Georgia coach Mark Richt. Expect the vacancy in Athens to be a coveted position. According to one report, Houston head coach Tom Herman, one of the hot names on the coaching market, is very interested in the opening at Georgia. A source tells me Tom Herman has high...
Via College Spun
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Locker Room Is Rockin' After Big Win Over Navy

The Houston Cougars would love to be undefeated, ranked, and a conference championship win away from getting a New Years Day bowl game, but thanks to the loss to UConn last week the team had to beat a ranked Navy team just to keep two out of three alive. After a 52-31 win over No. 15 Navy the Cougars will likely reenter the top 25 next week and will host the American Conference title...
Via FatManWriting
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Navy Assistant Coach Throws Elbow At Houston QB Greg Ward When He Runs Out Of Bounds

For Navy to beat the Houston Cougars the Midshipmen needed to control the ball and keep Greg Ward Jr. off the field. That would pretty much be the only way Navy could keep the Cougars from putting the game out of reach. Well--that didn't happen. Ward passed and ran all over the Navy defense as the Cougars went on to win easily, 52-31.At some point during the game it appears as if...
Via FatManWriting
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Amazing One Handed Catch Helps Houston Beat Navy To Clinch AAC West Division

The race for the West Division title in the American Athletic Conference is complete, and the Houston Cougars are moving on to play for the conference championship and, most likely, a spot in a New Years Six bowl game. Houston took control in the second quarter and didn’t look back, helped by an amazing one handed catch in the third quarter by Demarcus Ayres, who went 62 yards...
Via Gamedayr
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston receiver makes incredible one-handed TD catch (video)

Navy can pretty much forget about a Group of Five bid to a major bowl game, and this sick one-handed touchdown catch by Houston wide receiver Demarcus Ayers is one of the reasons why. This 62-yard reception from Greg Ward Jr. gave Houston a 38-17 lead over Navy in the third quarter. Houston (10-1, 6-1 American Athletic Conference) went on to win 52-31. It almost looked like Ayers...
Via The Sports Daily
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Herman no longer a candidate for South Carolina job

Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman is no longer in the running to be the head coach at South Carolina. According to Pat Forde of Yahoo Sports, Herman has withdrawn his name from the race and will remain at Houston. This isn’t really a surprise, as Houston responded to South Carolina’s interest by raising Herman’s salary to $3 million a year. Moreover, the former Ohio State...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: UConn Seals Win Over Houston Cougars With Game-Ending Interception Off Greg Ward

It's an old cliche, but it is a true cliche--any team can win on any given day. If  a good team like Houston doesn't play well, and their opponent plays its best game of the season they are going to lose--and they did. UConn shut down the Houston running game allowing just 110 yards on 33 carries, and forced four turnovers on the day.The fourth came late in the fourth after Kyle...
Via FatManWriting
November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Head Coach Tom Herman Extends Open Invite To Beyonce

Life is good for Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman. He has successfully made the transition from offensive coordinator after moving from Ohio State to Houston. His team is undefeated, his offense is one of the best in football, and his defense isn't half bad either. He has done so well the school has already decided to give him a raise from $1.3 million to $3 million.The raise...
Via FatManWriting
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Approves Pay Raise For Head Football Coach Reportedly Sought After By Top Schools

With college football jobs opening up everywhere from Miami to Missouri and at both USC schools (Southern Cal and South Carolina), one of the main names that has come up as a possible replacement is Tom Herman. The first year coach of the Houston Cougars has his team at 10-0 on the year and on track for a New Years Six bowl game. That kind of success makes him a prime target to...
Via Gamedayr
November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston posts cool ‘undefeated team’ graphic

After they beat the Memphis Tigers in a comeback, the Houston Cougars moved to 10-0 on the year. The Baylor Bears also fell to the Oklahoma Sooners, which makes the Cougars the only undefeated team in the state of Texas. The Cougars recognized that and they posted a really cool picture featuring the state painted red. The team had stuck a Houston flag in the southeastern part of...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Troll Baylor On Twitter After Bears Lose To Oklahoma

Jarrett Stidham has  bright future in Waco, but the freshman quarterback was in over hie head a little against Oklahoma Saturday. Maybe next year he'll be ready to handle them, but this season he was not up to the challenge. As a result, the Bears lost to Oklahoma and fell from the ranks of the undefeated.The Houston Cougars almost joined them, but managed to pull out the win over...
Via FatManWriting
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston, Memphis and the American Dream for the Cougars

The last time Houston had a chance to step to a moment and make a splash on the national stage, it face-planted. It was 2011 and the undefeated Cougars, ranked seventh in the AP poll, hosted Southern Mississippi in the Conference USA title game and got run out of their own building, 49-28. That was a football lifetime ago. That was four quarterbacks ago. That was two coaches ago...
Via The Student Section
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Overcome Loss Of Greg Ward Jr. To Beat Memphis And Remain Undefeated

It did not look good for the Houston Cougars for much of the game Saturday. The Memphis defense did a good job of shutting down the mighty Houston offense; it helped when they knocked Heisman hopeful quarterback Greg Ward Jr. out of the game with an ankle injury.Slowly, but surely back-up quarterback Kyle Postma found his groove, Kenneth Farrow started finding some space, and the...
Via FatManWriting
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston trolls Baylor with undefeated team tweet

There are just five undefeated teams left in college football, and only one of them resides in Texas. Houston, behind an incredible fourth quarter comeback against Memphis that featured three touchdowns in the game’s final 13 minutes, is now 10-0 on the season. Baylor, after falling to Oklahoma 44-34, is now 8-1. The Cougars decided to have a bit of fun at the Bears’ expense...
Via College Spun
November 15, 2015  |  Discuss

The rise of the AAC

When the American Athletic Conference became a Division I football conference in 2013, it seemed to be a punchline. With a combination of a handful of former Big East teams along with a hodgepodge of schools ranging from Rutgers in the northeast to South Florida in the south to SMU all the way in Dallas, it seemed that several non-Power 5 schools decided to make a conglomerate...
Via The Sports Quotient
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston releases amazing hype video from Cincinnati win

The Houston Cougars are enjoying some incredible success in 2015 under first-year head coach  Tom Herman. Last weekend, Herman and his Cougars enjoyed a big win over the Cincinnati Bearcats which allowed the team to advance to 9-0 on the season. With the win, Houston is control of their own destiny when it comes to the AAC West crown. In honor of the early success this season, the...
Via Campus Sports Net
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Irate Tuberville draws fourth penalty of play against Houston

When it rains, it pours. While the saying would certainly be applicable for the game with the unbeaten Houston Cougars against Cincinnati on a rainy day in Houston, in this case it's referring to the four penalties the Bearcats got in one play Saturday afternoon.The fourth of the penalties was against a visibly irate Cincinnati head coach Tommy Tuberville, who took protest to the...
Via FOX Sports
November 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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