The University of Houston Cougars

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  1. mcyork

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    The University of Houston Cougars

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    University of Houston Cougars 2009 Football Schedule


    Houston Cougars Football Schedule
    Sat. 09/05/09 4:00 p.m. CT Northwestern State WIN
    Sat. 09/12/09 Time TBA at Oklahoma State LOSS
    Sat. 09/19/09 Open Date
    Sat. 09/26/09 8:15 p.m. CT Texas Tech WIN
    Sat. 10/03/09 8:05 p.m. CT at UTEP WIN
    Sat. 10/10/09 Time TBA at Mississippi State WIN
    Sat. 10/17/09 2:30 p.m. CT at Tulane WIN
    Sat. 10/24/09 6:30 p.m. CT SMU WIN
    Sat. 10/31/09 Time TBA Southern Miss LOSS
    Sat. 11/07/09 6:30 p.m. CT at Tulsa WIN
    Sat. 11/14/09 11:00 a.m. CT at UCF LOSS
    Sat. 11/21/09 Time TBA Memphis WIN
    Sat. 11/28/09 Time TBA RiceWIN
    Sat. 12/05/09 Time TBA C-USA Championship vs Southern Miss LOSS
    Sat. 12/30/09 Time TBA GMAC Bowl vs Central MichiganWIN
    1 East Division Champ v. West Division Champ. Hosted by team with highest
    winning percentage in Conference play.


    Coaching Staff
    HC:Matthew York
    OC: Robb Leblanc (Recruiting Director)
    DC: Dave Small
    OL/TE: David Hainer
    WR/RB: Josh Vose
    DL/LB: Matthew Rocca
    DB/ST: Duncan Lovejoy


    The Houston Cougars introduced Matthew York as their new head coach today. Athletic Director Mack Rhoades seemed upbeat and told the members of the press that the Cougars would be “walking with a little more swagger this year” . They open the season by hosting Northwestern State on Labor Day. Coach York will bring his vast knowledge of the game that has been honed on the Adult Co-Ed Flag football fields across Central Florida. Coach York in his younger days also lead his 4-4 Let It Fly flag team to an undefeated season and an invitation to the National Finals in Lakeland. His offense has been described as a spread hybrid and his defenses have been known to be a version of the cover two. Coach York told the news room that he has his sights set on a CUSA Championship. How this season plays out will depend on a couple of very good underclassmen. Bryce Beall will look to add to his decorated true freshman year were he rushed for over 1200 yards. Case Keenum the JR QB who lead the Cougs with 5040 yard passing along with 44 touchdown passes will give the offense a calming presence in the huddle. This team has all the makings of a top 25 team. Only time will tell if this swagger pays off on the field. Stay tuned Cougar fans updates will come as the season progresses.
     
  2. mcyork

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    Offensive Captains for 2009
    BRYCE BEALL ,CASE KEENUM and TYRONE CARRIER
    Be VERY Afraid
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    Defensive Captains Selected
    Marcus McGraw and Brandon Brinkley
    Bringing the Heat
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  4. mcyork

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    Just messing around what do you guys think?[​IMG]
     
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    How bout this?
     
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    PRESEASON​




    7-14-2009
    Coach York announces that 2-a-days will start tonight at around 8:30 pm. The players will be wearing pads for light contact. A scrimage was set up against the ECU Pirates who are in town for a couple of days. Coach York told the media that he expects there to be a few mistakes but that the upperclassmen should adjust to the new system and coach up the young guys.
    7-14-2009
    Coach York was right the team came out a little flat and lost its scrimmage to ECU 24-21. ECU recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown and also made a 51 yard FG. Not to take anything away from ECU but the coach thought his team let this one slip away. On offense Case Keenum started off slow but turned in a decent performance throwing for over 240 yards while compleating most to his RB Bryce Beall who had 13 catches for 134 yards. "The Pirates let us have the middle of the field and we took advantage" said Keenum. Beall also added 50 yards on the ground. The defense gave up 17 points and looked salty at times. Overall Coach York was pleased and looks forward to a different outcome when playing the Pirates during the season.

    7-15-2009
    The Cougs got to play another preseason scrimage tonight at the Andre Ware practice facility. They played a tough Akron team to a 21-14 win in front of a pretty rowdy crowd. Case Keenum showed a lot of poise with the constant Zips pressure throwing for over 200 yards despite not playing in the 4th Qtr. He had 2 td passes throwing mostly out of the shotgun formation. The D came up big holding Coach Morsdraconis's team to just 2 field goals through 3 qtrs. The LB's had 2 picks and the DL hounded the Zips all day long. Coach York is very pleased with his teams performance and would like to see the team mix in a little I formation in the future.
    My talent level on the field showed up and that was the difference in the outcome. Good game Coach!
    Thanks Mors

    7-17-2009
    For the 3rd time this week the Coogs had a scrimmage. This time the outcome was not in their favor. They lost to CMU 34-31. Coach York had some choice words for his defense tonight. "If we can't stop anybody on 3rd down then we might as well book some plane tickets home over christmas vacation because the team that showed up tonight is not going to any bowl." he yelled loud enough for his team to hear. "We could not tackle, we took bad angles to the ball and we could not stay in our rushing lanes." he lamented. Coach York said that "if Coach Murkya hadn't pulled back the reigns in the 3rd the score could have been 50-31". The offense had a couple of big plays coming from the arm of Case Keenum who threw for over 300 yards with 3tds and 1 pick. Coach said that the team would head into the weekend knowing that some stairs were in their furure.
     
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    7-14-2009
    Coach York was right the team came out a little flat and lost its scrimmage to ECU 24-21. ECU recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown and also made a 51 yard FG. Not to take anything away from ECU but the coach thought his team let this one slip away. On offense Case Keenum started off slow but turned in a decent performance throwing for over 240 yards while compleating most to his RB Bryce Beall who had 13 catches for 134 yards. "The Pirates let us have the middle of the field and we took advantage" said Keenum. Beall also added 50 yards on the ground. The defense gave up 17 points and looked salty at times. Overall Coach York was pleased and looks forward to a different outcome when playing the Pirates during the season.
     
  8. MurkYa21

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    good stuff
     
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    Sorry about my Mic crapping out. I'm getting a new one tonight and owe you a game in Houston if you want. I'll be back online around 9:30 tonight. Good game!
     
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    7-15-2009
    The Cougs got to play another preseason scrimage tonight at the Andre Ware practice facility. They played a tough Akron team to a 21-14 win in front of a pretty rowdy crowd. Case Keenum showed a lot of poise with the constant Zips pressure throwing for over 200 yards despite not playing in the 4th Qtr. He had 2 td passes throwing mostly out of the shotgun formation. The D came up big holding Coach Morsdraconis's team to just 2 field goals through 3 qtrs. The LB's had 2 picks and the DL hounded the Zips all day long. Coach York is very pleased with his teams performance and would like to see the team mix in a little I formation in the future.
    My talent level on the field showed up and that was the difference in the outcome. Good game Coach!
    Thanks Mors
     
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    [​IMG]Andre Ware Move Over?
    The University Of Houston has called a press conference this afternoon to announce that Jr QB Case Keenum has been selected to the preseason Heisman watch list that includes former winners Tim Tebow and Sam Bradford. Case led the nation in total offense last season and most of the skill position players for the Coogs are back to help Case make a trip to New York. Coach York warned that this is preseason and that he would like to see Case on this list at the end of November. ESPN's Kirk Herbstreet was contacted and he told the press that Houston will be a fun team to watch this year with three nationally televised games and such a prolific offense led by a veteran QB with the skill set of Case this could be the year Houston gets a player back to the Downtown Athletic Club. One thing is for sure this offense is electric and harkens back to the Fun and Gun days of the early 90's.
     
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    Fall Drills Two Deep Depth Chart

    OFFENSE

    QBCase Keenum* (6-1, 210, Jr.) #7
    Cotton Turner (6-0, 190, Soph.) #12
    RBBryce Beall* (5-11, 205, Soph.) #25
    Andre Kohn (5-11, 195, Jr.) #6
    WRTyron Carrier* (5-8, 162, Soph.)#35
    Ronnie Williams (5-11, 180, R-Fr.)#4
    WRPatrick Edwards* (5-9, 175, Soph.) #83
    Isiah Sweeney (5-9, 170, Soph.)#89
    WRKierrie Johnson (5-10, 175, Jr.) #84
    E.J. Smith (6-1, 185, Soph.) #88
    WRChaz Rodriguez* (6-2, 185, Sr.) #82
    Wesley Scourten (6-6, 240, Jr.) #18
    LTJosh Bell (6-5, 315, Sr.) #71
    Jacolby Ashworth (6-3, 275, R-Fr.) #76
    GMatt Hart (6-6, 310, Sr.) #79
    Roy Watts (6-6, 315, Jr.) #74
    CJordan Shoemaker (6-3, 270, Soph.) #73
    Jaryd Anderson (6-4, 280, Jr.) #60
    GChris Thompson* (6-2, 295, Soph.) #70
    Ken Van Heule (6-4, 265, R-Fr.) #61
    LTCarl Barnett* (6-2, 285, Sr.) #57
    Blake Sargent (6-3, 275, R-Fr.) #77
    KBen Bell (6-1, 185, SR.) #16
    KRTyron Carrier (5-8, 162, Soph.)
     
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    DEFENSE

    DETyrell Graham (6-3, 235, Sr.) #43
    Michael Ray (6-3, 250, Soph.)
    DTDavid Hunter (6-2, 285, Soph.) #95
    Demarcus Lattier (6-2, 265, Soph.) #72
    NTIsaiah Thompson* (6-4, 295, Jr.) #97
    Doug Winfield (6-1, 260, Soph.) ##62
    DEMohammed Usman (6-1, 235, Soph.)
    Doran Guillory (6-3, 245, R-Fr.)
    ROLBC.J. Cavness (6-1, 220, Sr.) #40
    Matt Nicholson* (6-3, 225, Sr.) #30
    MLBMarcus McGraw* (5-11, 220, Soph.) #55
    Britton Maxwell (6-0, 235, Jr.) #
    LOLBNicholas Thurston (6-1, 255, Sr.) #54
    A.J. Johnson (6-2, 240, Sr.) #50
    CBCarson Blackmon (5-11, 185, Sr.) #23
    Jamal Robinson (5-10, 185, Jr.) #32
    CBBrandon Brinkley* (6-0, 180, Sr.) #21
    Loyce Means (5-10, 175, Jr.) #22
    FSJacky Candy (5-11, 205, Jr.) #27
    Jackie Hinton (5-11, 187, R-Fr.)
    SSNick Saenz (5-11, 185, Soph.) #41
    Roisean Haynes (5-11, 185, Soph.) #39
    PChase Turner* (6-4, 229, Sr.) #80
    PRTyron Carrier (5-8, 162, Soph.)
     
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    practice report

    7-17-2009
    For the 3rd time this week the Coogs had a scrimmage. This time the outcome was not in their favor. They lost to CMU 34-31. Coach York had some choice words for his defense tonight. "If we can't stop anybody on 3rd down then we might as well book some plane tickets home over christmas vacation because the team that showed up tonight is not going to any bowl." he yelled loud enough for his team to hear. "We could not tackle, we took bad angles to the ball and we could not stay in our rushing lanes." he lamented. Coach York said that "if Coach Murkya hadn't pulled back the reigns in the 3rd the score could have been 50-31". The offense had a couple of big plays coming from the arm of Case Keenum who threw for over 300 yards with 3tds and 1 pick. Coach said that the team would head into the weekend knowing that some stairs were in their furure.
     
  15. MurkYa21

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    It was a good game..

    The reason the Chippewas are going to be scary this season is because of this man.

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    Against you, he rushed for over 100 yards...

    Consider yourself lucky you don't have to see this BEAST again!


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  16. mcyork

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    He is Tim Tebow Lite!!!!!
    Man once he broke containment he was guarunteed 10 yards. I rushed my DE, got around the corner and ran him out of the pocket for a big gain. My DE couldn't catch him and my corners were down the field covering so for them to turn around and come back to the line of scrimage left your WR open. I took the lesser of two evils and I still lost. Again back to the drawing board.
     
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    2009 Houston Cougars
    Recruiting Board


    1. 4* FS Clint Berg TX
    2. 3* FS Amir Morris JUCO TX
    3. 3* CB Nick Barrett TX
    4. 3* TE Chris Luke TX
    5. 3* ATH James Martin TX
    6. 2* MLB Darrell Johnson TX
    7. 2* SS Joey Larson TX
    8. 2* ATH Ryan Jordan AL
    9. 2* QB Terrance Davis SC
    10. 2* CB Blair Roberts CO
    11. 2* G Quintan Hogan NC
    12. 3* TE Robbie Campbell OH
    13. 2* ATH Steve Johnson SD
    14. 2* T Matt Davis LA
    15. 2* P Jarrod Barnes KY
    16. 2* K Beau Downing LA
    17. 2* MLB Bobby Montgomery TX
    18. 2* C J.J. Adams MD
    19. 2* C Shawn Butler CN
    20. 1* FB Mark Davis CO
    21. 1* FB Reggie Miller TX
    22. 1* FB Shawn Swanson TX

    The Cougars currently have 68 football players under scholarship for the 2009-2010 school year. With 13 seniors and two free scholarships for 2010 the coaching staff has put together a recruiting board for the upcoming year. The staff has put an emphasis on the OL and defensive secondary. Most of the current members of the board are from in state. “I think that Texas puts out more D1 talent each year than any other state so why wouldn’t we recruit here in our back yard” said Coach York. “ We need to put a wall up around the city of Houston and keep the talent right here in town.” He continued.
     
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    Ironically, my recruiting board is exactly the same. ;)

    On a serious note, our rules say we can only have a recruiting class equal to the number of guys leaving. Now that I saw your board and how you said you had two outstanding scholarships, shouldn't we adjust the rules for that? In other words, you can have a class equal to the number of people leaving PLUS any outstanding scholarships that didn't get used? Maybe it's already in and I misread...
     
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    Yeah. It's assumed. The number of scholarships you can have out equal:

    Number of seniors leaving + 70-the number of players on the team
     
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    Just don't go over 70...

    Hey! I actually have a 4 star interested in me...how lucky
     
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    GAME SUMMARIES

    GAME SUMMARIES​



    2009 Houston Cougars Start Off With A Bang
    9-5-2009
    The Houston Cougars started the 2009 season like they ended the 2008 season. With an offensive outburst. The Coogs moved the ball effortlessly up and down the field on FCS West today. The offense amassed a total of 564 yards. The team was lead by Jr QB Case Keenum who had 241 yards through the air completing 14-23 passes 3 of which went for TD's. SO RB Bryce Beall led the team on the ground with 134 yards on 17 Att. and one score. JR RB Andre Kohn added 84 yards on 4 Att and two scores. Tyron Carrier lead all receivers with 9 catches for 120 yards and 3 scores. The Defense was also stingy today and brought its A game. Sophomore strong safety Nick Saenz and sophomore line backer Marcus Mcgraw lead the team with 9 tackles apiece. Free Safety Jacky Candy had 4 tackles and and INT returned 78 yards for a TD. Plenty of underclassmen saw the field today as Coach York pulled his starters in the 3rd quarter. " I was very impressed with the team as a whole and if we put forth this same effort next week at Okie State we might just open some peoples eyes." said York. The team also got some good news on the recruiting front 2 star QB Terrance Davis from South Carolina committed to the Coogs over the weekend. He is the 47th rated QB in the class of 2010.

    U-G-L-Y Houston's Got No Alibi
    9-12-2009
    At a rain soaked Boone Pickens Stadium the Cowboys of Oklahoma State opened up a can of Whoop Ass on the visiting Cougars. The final score 54-7 was the worst loss Houston has had in over a decade. Coach York closed the locker room after the game to reporters but standing just outside the door we could here quite a few words that cannot be printed. After the coach emerged from the locker roomHouston TX, The Coogs got back on track with a win to move their record up to 2-1 on this young season. They beat a very tough Texas Tech team 45-38. Despite their 1-3 record they are a very skilled team and this game had all kinds of highlights. The Cougars made several mistakes again but overcame some bad passes to prevail with a tough ground game. Bryce Beall had over 180 on the ground with 1 score and he hauled in another with a great screen pass by Case Keenum. The two teams combined for over 900 yards of offense yet the D is what Coach York said stood out. "This team is tough after the ass whippen they recieved last week they come out and leave their hearts on the field. They tackled they made the stops that needed to be made aqainst a team that won 11 games last year." Most of the players were very quite in the locker room they still know this is a long season and if they want it to be special they need to focus.he had this to say " I'm pissed off...F'n pissed....I was let down by the entire team from the Captains on this team to the water boys on the sideline. We had a good week of practice and then we come out and lay a #@! ^#&@ *@&# egg." The team had 5 turnovers 3 INT's and 2 fumbles. Junior QB Case Keenum was sacked 4 times for -35 yards. The WR unit had 11 dropped passes and the defense gave up 536 yards of total offense. "We cannot have the dropped balls even if it is raining cats and dogs Okie States WR's dropped only 1 ball." said Coach York. "We have a long week ahead of us and this team knows it. Luckily for us its game 2 we have 9 more games to get our heads out of our ASS"

    Don't Call It A Comeback
    9-26-2009
    Houston TX, The Coogs got back on track with a win to move their record up to 2-1 on this young season. They beat a very tough Texas Tech team 45-38. Despite their 1-3 record they are a very skilled team and this game had all kinds of highlights. The Cougars made several mistakes again but overcame some bad passes to prevail with a tough ground game. Bryce Beall had over 180 on the ground with 1 score and he hauled in another with a great screen pass by Case Keenum. The two teams combined for over 900 yards of offense yet the D is what Coach York said stood out. "This team is tough after the ass whippen they recieved last week they come out and leave their hearts on the field. They tackled they made the stops that needed to be made aqainst a team that won 11 games last year." Most of the players were very quite in the locker room they still know this is a long season and if they want it to be special they need to focus.

    EL PASO-Home Away From Home
    10-3-2009
    Houston improved to 3-1 at the quarter pole after a dominating 42-21 game in El Paso. The Coogs moved the ball with relative ease on the ground and through the air with over 400 yards of total offense. The offense was lead by Sophomore WR Tyrone Carrier who had 9 receptions for 163 yards 2 of those went for scores. RB Bryce Beall chipped in with 168 yards on the ground and two TD's. QB Case Keenum turned around his completion problems going 17-25 for 282 yards, 4TD's and 1 INT. DT Isaiah Thompson had 2 sacks and lead the team with 8 tackles. The DL was in Miners QB Trevor Vittatoe's face all day long leading to 3 INT's. Coach York talked briefly after the game and had this to say "We came to work today. The Defense stepped up and made stops, the Offense executed, we played well...we played real well. This team has a Lunch Pail mentality if we continue to bring it we could do some special things."

    WE NEED MORE COW BELL​


    The Cougars won a tough game today 45-28 against veteran SEC team here in Starksville Mississippi. The crowd, with their cow bells clanging, caused quite a stir in the Houston huddle all day. JR QB Case Keenum who threw for 4 tds on the day had this to say " You know we play in a lot of rowdy stadiums but these cow bells are ridiculous. I had a hard time audibling at the line of scrimmage my WR could not hear me. I told coach after they scored on my INT that I was gonna shut them up. I think by the end of the third I could here my parents in the crowd cheering for us." The Coogs found themselves out to an early lead 14-0 but by the middle of the 3rd Miss St had come back to take the lead 21-17. Houston's dynamic sophomores Bryce Beall, Tyrone Carrier and Patrick Edwards took over and dominated the Miss St D. Beall had 197 yards on the ground and scored 2 td's while Carrier had 2 scoring catches and Edwards had 7 catches for 138 yards. The Houston Defense held the Bulldogs offense to 233 total yards. Junior DT Isaiah Thompson had an INT returned for a TD with 8 seconds to go in the game.

    Green With Envy!!

    The Cougs escaped Bourbon Street with a hangover and a win on Saturday night 24-23. "We tried to give the game to them but they didn't want it" said Coach York after the game. " We turned the ball over 2 times in the red zone , we couldn't tackle and we couldn't pull our heads out of our ass's. This team better wake up if we think we can hang with our opponents in the next two weeks." The coach is referring to the next two home games against CUSA division leaders SMU and #24 USM. "I think we were looking past Tulane at those two big games. We want to win this division and next weeks game with a win puts us in the drivers seat." said QB Case Keenum. "This team is not a one trick pony we have a bunch of hungry guys and when one of us falls the rest are there to pick up the slack". Keenum had 199 yards passing with 2 TD's and 2 INT's on the day. RB Bryce Beall again rushed for over 100 yards and added a score. Next weeks game will be a matchup of two one loss teams. SMU suffered its first loss this week to the hands of ECU.

    SMU WHO?​


    The Houston Cougars shut down their interstate rivals today 35-7. In what was billed as a Offensive showdown turned out to be a Defensive Mauling. The Coogs took an early lead with 2 1st qtr touchdown passes from QB Case Keenum to WR Patrick Edwards. The defense did the rest setting up a showdown next week against 17th ranked and undefeated USM here in Robertson stadium. The 3:30 pm game will be attended by ESPN and quite a few pollsters. Keenum told the press today " This win put us on top in the CUSA west division and made us bowl eligible. Next week a win could put us in the top 25."

    Battle For CUSA Supremacy
    The Houston Cougars tried to knock off the #7 and unbeaten USM Golden Eagles to no avail here on Saturday. Losing 21-16 in what some people say was a robotic game. Both teams looked like the were on autopilot for the whole game. JR QB Case Keenum threw a TD pass and K Brian Bell kicked 3 FG's to add up the Cougars scoring. SO RB Bryce Beall ran for 164 yards. The Cougars look to bounce back next week with a trip to Tulsa.

    A Game For The Ages

    Every once in a while you will be witness to a great game. The Giants vs the Patriots in the Super Bowl, the Miami vs FSU FG misses. the Colorado vs Michigan Hail Mary. Well for those that braved the cold temps to attend this snowy game in Tulsa today they got to see a great game. Houston opened with the ball and Case Keenum drove the team the length of the field to put the Cougs up 7-0. Tulsa answered in their triple option way by pounding the ball into the endzone to tie it up at 7-7. The teams traded punts and in the 2nd qtr the flood gates opened. Tulsa had 2 FG drives and a TD pass while Keenum had another TD pass and with 4 seconds left in the half sneaked into the endzone on a broken play to give the Cougars a 21-20 half time lead. The two teams traded turnovers to begin the 3rd and then Houston kicked a 30 yard field goal to go up 24-20 and thats the way the 4th started with Tulsa driving down the field. Tulsa had the ball on the Houston 5 yard line and the RB fumbled the ball with about 4 min left in the game the Houston DT picked it up and rumbled 15 yards to give them some room. Tulsa's D held strong and forced a punt on a 4th and inches. Houstons D answered right back and forced a punt from Tulsa. This is were all hell broke loose. Houston begins a drive with about 3 min left. They get the ball to the Cane 10 and 1/2 yard line they run a play for 2 yards and then complete a pass to the 1/2 yard line for a first down as the clock ticks away under 2 min. " I have to be honest I thought the WR was in on that play but I didn't want to challenge and loose the time out. Hind sight being what it is I think that was a good choice those TO came in handy at the end." said a jubilant and Gatorade soaked Coach York after the game. Tulsa's D rang the bell, they stopped the Cougars on the next 3 running plays calling TO's after each to set up a huge 4th down. The Coach called for another RB dive and the Tulsa LB met Beall head on and drove him backwards. (at this point I threw the controller and swore like nobodys buisness) Tulsa had 1:19 sec to run off the clock to get the win but Houston had all 3 of their TO's. On 1st down Tulsa ran right and the defender tackled him for a 1 yard gain then called a TO. Tulsa ran up the middle on 2nd down for a 4 yard gain again the Cougs called a TO. On 3rd down Tulsa came out in shotgun formation and tried to run off tackle LB Marcus Mcgraw met the RB in the backfield for a 4 yard loss Houston burned their last timeout. I set up for a punt return (when we came back to screen I couldn't see anything the camera angle had me behind the wall.) Tulsa kicked with about 55 seconds left in the game. Andre Kohn returned the ball 5 yards to the Houston 45. The Cougs then completed 3 passes over the middle of the field moving the ball quickly to the Tulsa 22 going no huddle the whole time. With 26 seconds left in the game and Houston needing a FG to tie they were well in the range for their kicker. The Cougs came out in a 4 wide 1 rb set and went play action looking to catch the safetys off guard. It worked the Tulsa FS bit and came up leaving his CB with 1-1 coverage on the outside. Keenum saw this and while standing tall in the pocket completed a 22 yard touchdown pass to WR Patrick Edwards. He was hit as he threw but still had enough zip on the ball to get it there. The Cane never recovered and as the game ended and the teams met at midfield it was understood by each side that they had just witnessed a once in a lifetime game. It doesn't get any easier as the Cougars head to Orlando next week to take on the UCF Knights.

    What Goes Around Comes Around!


    The Tulsa Hurricane know how the Cougar football team feels after their 20-17 loss in their game against UCF this past weekend. The team knows it let one slip away. The players were celebrating on the sideline they thought that it was in the bag. The fat lady had just started to warm up when SR CB Brandon Brinkly slipped down and allowed UCF WR Kamir Aiken to get past him for a 51 yard TD catch with 19 seconds to go. "It is hard to swallow. We started to take the win for granted. It just goes to show you play hard for all 60 min. You have to play through the the final seconds of the game. If not this can happen." said a disgruntled Coach York. "We still have a goal of reaching the CUSA championship game and that is still alive. We have to win our final two games one being the Rice game. We want to bring the Bayou Bucket back home to the Cougars den (the football dorm). We will try to right the ship and stay focused this next week for Memphis."

    Back On Track Cougs Win​


    The University of Houston got back to their winning ways today handing Memphis their 6th loss of the season 30-15. The Cougs came out a little stagnant on offense while the D played tough. Both teams failed to score in the 1st and Houston went up 10-0 with 2 min left in the Qtr. Then Memphis came alive with a hurry up offense that scored a TD with 1:06 left in the half missed the XP kicked off and with 35 sec left after a Houston 3 and out and shanked punt moved back down the field and hit a 42 yard FG. The Cougs came out of the tunnel to start the 2nd half with a TD drive. Case Keenum threw one of his 3 TDs on the day to Chaz Rodriguez 49 sec into the 3rd. Memphis came right back and scored to make it 17-15 then Houston kicked it into 5th gear and scored 13 more points to finish it off 30-15. Houston awaits Rice next weekend to play for the annual Bayou Bucket.

    The Bayou Bucket RETURNS!!

    The University of Houston regained the Bayou Bucket from crosstown rival Rice here Saturday night by defeating the Owls 31-28. The Cougars took advantage of two Rice turnovers that they returned for TD's. The Defense had a bend but not break attitude today. The Owls ran for over 225 yards compared to the Cougs 70. Sophomore RB Bryce Beall had 76 yards on the ground with one score. The win also secured a spot in the CUSA championship game next weekend in Hattesburgh Mississippi vs the University of Southern Mississippi.

    Championship Letdown

    The Cougars laid it all on the line tonight against the Eagles from USM but came up short again 17-10. The Defense played a wonderful game holding the Eagles to their second lowest point total of the season. The offense played well but for two costly turnovers in eagles territory. Case Keenum had 320 yards through the air with one TD pass but 2 of his passes were picked off at times when it seemed momentum was in the Cougars favor. "The 1st pick I threw was my fault I didn't look the safety off and he stepped in and took the ball away from my WR. The 2nd one was a great defensive play. The safety was not even looking when I threw the ball to the inside he just cut Edwards off like he had eyes in the back of his head. I have to hand it to him that was a great play." Keenum said after the game. When asked if this would (losing in the title game) bring him back for his senior season he said this. " I really don't know. Winning a championship with my brothers here is a goal of mine but playing on sunday is also a goal. I will have to talk to Coach, my family and pray on it a bit. I will let you guys know after the bowl game." The Cougars got word from the GMAC bowl tonight that they would be invited to play on 12-30-09 against Central Michigan.

    How Sweet It Is!!

    The Cougs got their 10th win tonight in Detroit defeating the Chippewahs of Central Michigan 46-37 in the GMAC bowl. They hoisted the trophy over their heads and carried a Gatorade soaked Coach York off the field in triumph. "It feels unreal, like I was having an out of body experiance. I felt like I didn't really earn this win it was just given to me. I will take it I know that but next year I want to win it myself." said a jubilant Coach York after the game. The Cougar coaching staff has some work left to do on the recruiting trail and next week look to make some moves in getting the kids they need to return to a bowl game next year.
     
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    1. 4* FS Clint Berg TX Offered
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    U-G-L-Y Houston Has No Alibi

    At a rain soaked Boone Pickens Stadium the Cowboys of Oklahoma State opened up a can of Whoop Ass on the visiting Cougars. The final score 54-7 was the worst loss Houston has had in over a decade. Coach York closed the locker room after the game to reporters but standing just outside the door we could here quite a few words that cannot be printed. After the coach emerged from the locker room he had this to say " I'm pissed off...F'n pissed....I was let down by the entire team from the Captains on this team to the water boys on the sideline. We had a good week of practice and then we come out and lay a #@! ^#&@ *@&# egg." The team had 5 turnovers 3 INT's and 2 fumbles. Junior QB Case Keenum was sacked 4 times for -35 yards. The WR unit had 11 dropped passes and the defense gave up 536 yards of total offense. "We cannot have the dropped balls even if it is raining cats and dogs Okie States WR's dropped only 1 ball." said Coach York. "We have a long week ahead of us and this team knows it. Luckily for us its game 2 we have 9 more games to get our heads out of our ASS"
     
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    DON'T CALL IT A COMEBACK


    Houston TX, The Coogs got back on track with a win to move their record up to 2-1 on this young season. They beat a very tough Texas Tech team 45-38. Despite their 1-3 record they are a very skilled team and this game had all kinds of highlights. The Cougars made several mistakes again but overcame some bad passes to prevail with a tough ground game. Bryce Beall had over 180 on the ground with 1 score and he hauled in another with a great screen pass by Case Keenum. The two teams combined for over 900 yards of offense yet the D is what Coach York said stood out. "This team is tough after the ass whippen they recieved last week they come out and leave their hearts on the field. They tackled they made the stops that needed to be made aqainst a team that won 11 games last year." Most of the players were very quite in the locker room they still know this is a long season and if they want it to be special they need to focus.
     
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    El Paso-Just Like Home


    Houston improved to 3-1 at the quarter pole after a dominating 42-21 game in El Paso. The Coogs moved the ball with relative ease on the ground and through the air with over 400 yards of total offense. The offense was lead by Sophomore WR Tyrone Carrier who had 9 receptions for 163 yards 2 of those went for scores. RB Bryce Beall chipped in with 168 yards on the ground and two TD's. QB Case Keenum turned around his completion problems going 17-25 for 282 yards, 4TD's and 1 INT. DT Isaiah Thompson had 2 sacks and lead the team with 8 tackles. The DL was in Miners QB Trevor Vittatoe's face all day long leading to 3 INT's. Coach York talked briefly after the game and had this to say "We came to work today. The Defense stepped up and made stops, the Offense executed, we played well...we played real well. This team has a Lunch Pail mentality if we continue to bring it we could do some special things."
     

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