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Houston Rolls Past Morgan State, 72-52

HOUSTON - University of Houston junior forward Devonta Pollard and junior guard Cavon Baker each posted double-doubles to lead the Cougars to a 72-57 win over Morgan State in the program's home opener inside Hofheinz Pavilion on Saturday night.
Via Morgan State Bears - Official Site
1 day ago

Houston tops Morgan State 72-57

HOUSTON (AP) Devonta Pollard scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Houston over Morgan State 72-57 on Saturday. A slow start by both teams prompted an 8-7 Houston lead almost 5 minutes in, but an 8-1 run by the Cougars, including a dunk by Pollard, helped Houston build a 41-28 advantage at intermission. Morgan State came out with a renewed vigor in the second half and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston beats Tulsa 38-28

HOUSTON (AP) Kenneth Farrow ran for 116 yards and four touchdowns Saturday and Houston held off Tulsa 38-28. Farrow scored the go-ahead TD on a 2-yard run at 3:06 in the fourth quarter to give Houston (6-4, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) a 35-28 lead. Greg Ward Jr. was 17 of 22 for 225 yards passing, including a 17-yard TD pass to Keyarris Garrett to tie it at 21 in the third...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MSU Men's Basketball Prepare For Houston Cougars Saturday Night

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Via Morgan State Bears - Official Site
2 days ago

What to Look for from the Houston Cougars Against Tulsa

When the editors at AACFootballFever.com put out this week’s assignment sheet, today’s article was “What to Look for from the Houston Cougars Against Tulsa.” At first, I wondered what they had against me. Or maybe they just wanted to issue a huge challenge. Because if anyone knows what to expect from the Coogs this week, […] The post What to Look for from the Houston Cougars...
Via AAC Football Fever
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Crystal Ball: How Does the Rest of Houston’s Season Look?

Before the season started we went game-by-game to predict how the Houston Cougars would fare in 2014. The predictions haven’t been too far off. I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t see the season-opening collapse to UTSA happening. Now, after a disappointing loss at home to Tulane, the Cougars have three games left on the […] The post Crystal Ball: How Does the Rest of Houston’s...
Via AAC Football Fever
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Changes Necessary to Save Houston’s 2014 Season

You could hear a lot of sounds coming from TDECU Stadium Saturday as the Houston Cougars took on Tulane. Whack. That’s the vaunted “Third Ward Defense” getting gashed for big plays in the fourth quarter when the game was still on the line. Thunk. That’s the Coogs losing the turnover battle. Clunk: That’s the offense getting shut down in the second half until a frantic,...
Via AAC Football Fever
12 days ago  |  Discuss

AAC Power Rankings: Houston Loss Forces Another Shift in Power

The aacfootballfever.com staff members provided their American Athletic Conference power rankings on Sunday afternoon, and once again, there has been another power shift in the upper half of the standings. After receiving six first-place votes in last week’s rankings, Houston drops three spots from No. 2 to 5 with a confusing loss to Tulane at home. The Cougars, who opened TDECU...
Via AAC Football Fever
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Sorting Out the American Mess

This headline could be used for some election day coverage, but this post is about the American conference and the log jam at the top. There are 5 teams tied at 3-1 atop the league. Another is 3-2 and holds a huge tiebreaker over one of the one loss teams. One of the one loss teams lost to UConn. Imagine that. There is a lot of uncertainty in this league, what with no one being that...
Via Bearcats Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

What Houston Needs to Do to Avoid a Letdown vs. Tulane

The Houston Cougars are in a place not many thought they would be a month ago: tied for first place. Just when it seemed the 2014 season was crashing Hindenburg-style, the Cougars went on the prowl and climbed all the way to a five-way tie at the top of the AAC. They did it by discovering a power running game and re-discovering a smothering defense which has given up only 37 points...
Via AAC Football Fever
17 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s a Good Time to Be the Houston Cougars

The Houston football official Twitter account says it all: With 3 straight wins, #ItsGood2Be a Houston Cougar. Join us Saturday at 2:30 pm for Homecoming! #GoCoogs pic.twitter.com/qdA8FXgqBG — Houston Football (@UHCougarFB) November 3, 2014 With three wins in a row, not only is it a good time to be a Cougar, but it’s a good time to be in first place. Yes, you read that right...
Via AAC Football Fever
19 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: 3 WWE Stars Attend College Football Game Today

Sheamus tweeted that he attended the USF vs. Houston college football game today (Saturday) with Wade Barrett and Titus O’Neil. He wrote: USF Bulls V Houston Cougars. Two handsome fellas & @WadeBarrett… pic.twitter.com/5KxB4ncgeI — Sheamus (@WWESheamus) November 1, 2014 Jorge Romero also sent us this photo: Bad News Barrett & Sheamus were guests of Titus O'Neil...
Via WZR Online
22 days ago  |  Discuss

USF manages a field goal in deflating home loss to Houston

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Kenneth Farrow ran for 112 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead Houston past South Florida 27-3 on Saturday. Farrow bullied in from the 1 to give the Cougars a 7-0 halftime lead. Ryan Jackson cut left and ran untouched for a 1-yard touchdown, and Greg Ward Jr. threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Farrow to stretch the Cougar lead to 20-3 midway through the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

One-on-One With Houston LB Efrem Oliphant

He is one of the stars of the Houston Cougars’ “Third Ward Defense”. Senior linebacker Efrem Oliphant established himself as force in 2013 with 134 tackles, good enough for second in the AAC and 12th nationally at 10.3 tackles per game. Oliphant is also a key cog at creating turnovers; the hallmark of the Houston ‘D’. The Cougars are number one in the nation in takeaways...
Via AAC Football Fever
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars: 5 Bold Predictions vs. South Florida

Have you ever seen a bullfight? I had the opportunity to see one in person during a rodeo in Kansas. The perfectly-dressed (and absolutely insane) matador gracefully moved through the ring as a massive animal tried its best to put its horns in an uncomfortable place. Legend has it what angers the bull is the the sight of the matador’s large, red cape. Bulls don’t like red. Come...
Via AAC Football Fever
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Greg Ward Experiment Seems to be Working for Houston

So that Greg Ward, Jr., thing at quarterback seems to be working pretty well after all. Since the converted wide receiver took over at quarterback, all the Houston Cougars have done is win on the road in come-from-behind fashion against Memphis and throttle Temple. It’s lifted the Cougars up to #3 in our AAC Power Rankings and put the Cougars back in the conference championship...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Ways the Houston Cougars Can Win the AAC Title

Yes, you read the headline correctly: five ways the Houston Cougars could win the AAC title. At the start of October that topic would have seemed absurd. Houston was reeling at 2-3 without a quality win and a loss in its first conference game of the season. Then something happened in Houston; the Cougars came back to beat Memphis on the road and stayed on the accelerator after getting...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

AAC Power Rankings: UCF, Houston New No. 2 and 3

Every member of our 16-man staff provided their American Athletic Conference power rankings on Sunday afternoon, and once again, college football made us all look silly with yet another shuffle in the No. 1-5 spots. Photo used courtesy of centralfloridafuture.com. East Carolina was on a bye week, icing Shane Carden’s arm so that he’s prepared to single-handedly dismantle UConn’s...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Quarterback Hit So Hard He Loses Helmet Against Temple (Video)

Football helmets are supposed to protect players from big hits, but what happens when you get hit so hard you lose your helmet? University of Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. lived out that scenario Friday night against Temple. Midway through the first quarter deep in Temple territory, Ward Jr. scrambled out of the pocket to the left. He made a dash for the end zone but a pair of...
Via NESN.com
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Guys Like Houston Cougars QB Greg Ward Jr. Are What College Football Should Be About

When the college football loving world sits down Saturday to watch some action they are going to be looking to see what guys like Everett Golson and Jameis Winston are going to do. They are going to be curious to see if Georgia can survive another game without Todd Gurley. Between games they will wonder if Brady Hoke will get fired for another quarterback getting injured (yes, even...
Via FatManWriting
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Temple Defense Hits Houston Cougars QB Greg Ward Jr. So Hard His Helmet Flies Off--Literally!

Going in to the half Friday night against Temple things are looking good for the Cougars who hold a 17-10 lead. However, they nearly took a pretty big hit in the first quarter when it appeared that their quarterback lost his head trying to make a dash for the end zone.Literally.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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 of...
Via AAC Football Fever
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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

On Friday night the Temple Owls and Houston Cougars will face off against one another in a match-up of two schools from the American Athletic Conference. Temple (4-1) and Houston (3-3) will each be looking to earn a win in this one. Coverage of the game between Temple and Houston will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 9:00 pm ET from TDECU Stadium in Houston, TX. The Odds...
Via Tireball.com
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
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