UH Cougars are going bowling!


Gary Corondo

UofH Cougars win AAC Championship, beating Temple University. Photo credit: Houston Chronicle

Sharon Roberts, Advisor


The University of Houston Cougars football team won the American Athletic Conference title on Saturday, on their home field, beating Temple University  24-13.  Standout Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. was named the game’s Outstanding Player.  It was the first conference championship for our hometown Coogs since 2006.

In the opening minutes of the game UH defense created an interception, that Greg Ward Jr. and his high powered offense quickly turned into 7 points.  The Cougars scored again, and never surrendered the lead.

With a 12-1 record, a New Year’s bowl game is assured.  Early speculation says the Cougars will be going to Arizona for the Fiesta Bowl.

It was a wild celebration at TDECU Stadium, as the student body rushed the field in celebration.  The overzealous fans were met with an aggressive security detail from the CSC team hired by UofH Athletics for the event.  After video caught several people being tackled and/or punched, UH Athletic Vice President Hunter Yurachek responded by terminating the contract with the company and indicating that lawsuits are possible.

It was a perfect day for football.  Nationally televised on ABC by ESPN, 35,000 +,  showed the H-Town and Big Red Pride.


UPDATE:  According to the Houston Chronicle, the Cougars will be playing Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl,  December 31st.  The game will be played at 11:00 am in the Georgia Dome.