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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
2 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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

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...
Via FatManWriting
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars unveil four helmets for next year

In an attempt to keep up with the rest of the teams that keep unveiling new uniforms, the Houston Cougars unveiled the four helmets that they will wear next year (with the possibility of adding more).  These helmets look pretty good and there is certainly plenty of chrome involved.  You have to wonder if there will be any changes to their jerseys to match these new helmets. [@UniWatch]
Via Diehardsport
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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