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DC's Preview: BBVA Compass Bowl

Vanderbilt vs. HoustonLegion Field, Birmingham, ALSaturday, January 4th, 1:00 PM on ESPNWe've done 32 of these things and this game kicks off at 1 PM on the day the NFL Playoffs start, so forgive us if we come up a little short on enthusiasm for the first BBVA Compass Bowl that doesn't feature Pitt since we launched Double Coverage in 2011. Vanderbilt and Houston come...
Via Double Coverage Football
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Good, Great, and Gamble Plays Week 7

Week 6 was not one of the better weeks as far as the GGG plays are concerned. There are some good matchups this week and hopefully these picks can help you make those final roster decisions. Quarterbacks Good QB: Blake Bell, Oklahoma (vs. Texas)- We know how Bell can be used running the ball but he has developed into a pretty good passer as well. He is looking down field a lot...
Via In The Neutral Zone
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston QB Piland's career ends due to concussions

Houston quarterback David Piland has decided to end his playing career because of multiple concussions. Piland's most recent concussion came on Sept. 7 against Temple. The junior says: ''It was not easy to hear that I can no longer play the game that I love, but I know that our medical staff has my best interests in mind.'' Piland ends his career with 5,790...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football 2013: Week 4 Sneaky Plays

A very interesting Week Three is in the books and it is now time to look ahead to the fourth week of the college football season and the “sneaky” plays it has in store for fantasy owners. Here is a look at some guys who might fill in nicely for owners in need of a potential diamond in the rough.QB Connor Halliday, Washington State (vs. Idaho): Halliday is usually a pretty good...
Via Football Nation
September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jackson leads Houston to 62-13 win over Southern

Ryan Jackson rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston to a 62-13 win over Southern in the season opener for both teams Friday night. David Piland was 15 of 23 for 148 yards and a touchdown and John O'Korn threw for 107 yards and three touchdowns in a backup role. Kenneth Farrow added 97 yards on the ground for the Cougars, which piled up 627 yards of offense ...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: QB Camp Battles, Part 4

College football season is finally here! The quarterback pictures are starting to get clearer at most schools. Unfortunately there are still several key fantasy schools that aren’t making life easy for fantasy owners in the opening week.Fantasy Information Received: Starting Quarterback Recently Announced:Colorado: Connor Wood was named the Buffaloes starting quarterback and isn’t...
Via Football Nation
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 84 Houston Cougars season preview

No. 84 Houston Cougars (5-7)Coach Tony Levine (second season, 6-7 at Houston and overall)Returning Starters: 15, 9 offense, 5 defense, 1 special teams Recruiting Rank: 59 Strength of Schedule: 69 It is the end of an era as Houston leaves Conference USA after 17 seasons and has played for the final time on Robertson Field as well. Their new facility, Houston Football Stadium, is...
Via College Football Universe
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cougars looking to rebound from tough season

The Houston Cougars will certainly remain the pass-heavy team they've been in recent years. As they try to bounce back from last year's disappointing 5-7 season, the question is who will run that offense? Five quarterbacks are competing to take the job. The group is led by junior David Piland, who started 10 games last season. It was his second year starting for the Cougars...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Pre-Season Preview: Houston Cougars

2012 Record: 5-7 (4-4 in C-USA; 4th in West Division) Head Coach: Tony Levine  (second year head coach; 6-7 all-time) Last Bowl Game: 2011 Ticket City Bowl: defeated PSU 30-14 Stadium: Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas (capacity: 71,500; new on-campus stadium under construction) Notable alumni: Andre Ware, Case Keenum, Art Briles, Tom Landry, Robert Newhouse...
Via College Football Zealots
June 03, 2013  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Injury Report, Week 13

Here's the latest college fantasy football injury and suspension information heading into this week's action.Note: This story was published on Wednesday night. Please see the CFG player news feed for updates over the next few days. If you see any omissions or mistakes, please let us know right here.QUARTERBACKSKeith Wenning, Ball State - ankle, OUT for Week 13Riley Nelson...
Via Football Nation
November 22, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em QBs

Start ‘Em:Derek Carr- Fresno State at NevadaThis should be a great fantasy match-up. This is the type of game where you play any fantasy star that is in this game, and Carr is no exception.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASIBrett Hundley – UCLA at Washington StateGoing to one of the older rules of college fantasy football – if one of your players is up against Wazzu, play ‘em! End...
Via Football Nation
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 45, UTEP 35

Charles Sims rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns as Houston defeated UTEP 45-35 Saturday. Sims scored on runs of 43, 6 and 1 yards as the Cougars (4-4, 3-1 Conference USA) built a 45-7 lead before UTEP (2-7, 1-4) scored the final 28 points of the game. David Piland added 174 yards passing and two TDs while completing 16 of 30 passes for Houston. UTEP (2-7, 1-4) got 137 yards...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 9 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em QBs

Start ‘Em:Kolton Browing – UL-Monroe vs. South AlabamaBrowning had a huge performance last week against a tough Western Kentucky defense. This week should be easy pickings for him.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASICam Coffman- Indiana vs. IllinoisHoosier head coach Kevin Wilson finally has the field general he has been looking for since arriving in Bloomington and we all saw what he could...
Via Football Nation
October 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 39, UAB 17

David Piland threw for 362 yards and a touchdown and Matt Hogan kicked six field goals and Houston defeated UAB 39-17 on Saturday. Charles Sims added 134 yards on 26 carries and Kenneth Farrow and Ryan Jackson each ran for a touchdown for the Cougars (3-3, 2-0 Conference USA). Shane Ros led Houston with seven catches for 114 yards and one touchdown. Hogan connected on six of seven...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 44, North Texas 21

Charles Sims set a career high with 210 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, leading Houston to a 44-21 victory over North Texas on Saturday night. Sims opened the scoring with a 5-yard run to cap the first drive of the game, then took a screen pass from David Piland 27 yards for another touchdown just before halftime. That put the Cougars (2-3) ahead 31-14. Sims' previous...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Cougars trample Rice for 1st win of season

HOUSTON (AP) -- Charles Sims ran for three touchdowns as Houston defeated Rice 35-14 for its first win of the season Saturday afternoon in Reliant Stadium. Sims scored on a 3-yard run and a 47-yard run that put the Cougars up 28-0 in the third quarter. He would later make a 16-yard run for his third touchdown. David Piland was 26 of 43 for 361 yards and two touchdowns, including...
Via Fox Sports Houston
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 35, Rice 14

Charles Sims ran for three touchdowns as Houston defeated Rice 35-14 for its first win of the season Saturday afternoon in Reliant Stadium. Sims scored on a 3-yard run and a 47-yard run that put the Cougars up 28-0 in the third quarter. He would later make a 16-yard run for his third touchdown. David Piland was 26 of 43 for 361 yards and two touchdowns, including a 31-yard pass...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Not Top Ten, Week 4

10. BielemicThe Wisconsin offense is a disaster.  Potatoes O'Brien got the hook and Monteé Ball should drop the accent over the 'e' and go back to scoring four touchdowns a game.  9. Drive With The Fear!David Piland and the Cougars are an embarrassment to the rich fantasy history at UH.  Andre Ware must be disgusted.  8. Running of the BullsJust run away from...
Via Football Nation
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston vs. UCLA: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Jim Mora has his Bruins primed to go 8-0 before having to close the season against three ranked teams in their last four games.The Houston Cougars season is slowly getting out of hand as they have gone 0-3 to start the season for the first time since 2001. Houston has now gone from a program that almost busted the BCS party last year to one going into a full out tailspin.The game...
Via Football Nation
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 22 UCLA 37, Houston 6

Redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 22 UCLA's hard-hitting defense held high-scoring Houston in check Saturday night as the Bruins beat the Cougars 37-6. Johnathan Franklin, the nation's leading rusher, gained 110 yards on 25 carries, Sheldon Price tied a school record with three of UCLA's five interceptions, and Ka'imi...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Cougars tanked by UCLA, fall to 0-3

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 22 UCLA's hard-hitting defense held high-scoring Houston in check Saturday night as the Bruins beat the Cougars 37-6. Johnathan Franklin, the nation's leading rusher, gained 110 yards on 25 carries, Sheldon Price tied a school record with three of UCLA's five interceptions...
Via Fox Sports Houston
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Hundley, defense lead UCLA past Houston

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- Redshirt freshman Brett Hundley passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 22 UCLA's hard-hitting defense held high-scoring Houston in check Saturday night as the Bruins beat the Cougars 37-6. Johnathan Franklin, the nation's leading rusher, gained 110 yards on 25 carries, Sheldon Price tied a school record with three of UCLA's five interceptions...
Via Fox Sports West
September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Preview

Houston sports an 0-2 record coming into Saturday's game, but the Cougars offense went off last week, with quarterback David Piland throwing the ball 77 times...
Via ucla.scout.com
September 13, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAAF All-Week Two Video Game Numbers Team

Every week (usually when a good player plays against a bad team), there are players who put up crazy video game numbers. These guys need to be recognized for completely dominating, regardless of the competition. This fantasy-structered team consists of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker, and one defense. QB David Piland (Sophomore...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech 56, Houston 49

Colby Cameron threw for three touchdowns, Kevin Ting ran for three and Louisiana Tech overcame 580 yards passing by David Piland to defeat Houston 56-49 Saturday night. The two explosive teams combined for 1,291 yards of offense in a game that lasted 4 hours and 8 minutes and wasn't secured until Houston (0-2) failed on an onside kick attempt with 35 seconds remaining. Cameron...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss
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