Coogs destroy Bobcats and are off to a historic start

via UH Athletics

The Houston Cougars destroyed the Texas State Bobcats last night 59-14 at TDECU Stadium. The 35,257 in attendance at the Cougar den were celebrating early and often during the match-up as the Coogs dominated the game gaining revenge for the 2012 loss.

The American has a highlight video of the domination below:

The Cougars are off to a scorching hot 3-0 start this season and are putting up some very impressive numbers, many which are putting the 2015 Coogs on par with several historic Houston teams. Take a look at the numbers from last night and for the whole season so far below:

Notes on the Cougars team performance:

• The Cougars racked up a season high 689 yards, 428 in the first half.

• The Cougars are now averaging 591 yards per game, good enough for #7 nationally in total offense.

• The Coogs are tied for #6 nationally in scoring offense at 48.3 points per game. [hat tip to Joseph Duarte]

• The Third Ward Defense held the Bobcats to only 99 yards rushing. The Cougars are currently ranked #5 nationally in rushing defense.

• The Third Ward Defense is currently #3 in the nation in turnover margin.

• The Cougars have scored 145 points in their first 3 games, the best 3 game scoring start since the 1989 Cougars team led by eventual Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware who scored 170 through three games. [h/t David Bassity]

• This year marks the first time Houston has not allowed 100 yards of rushing by any opponent in its first 3 games since 1998.[h/t David Bassity]

Individual Performances:

• Greg Ward, Jr. was 17-21 passing for 274 yards and 4 touchdowns with an 81% completion percentage and a 253.4 rating.

• Ward, Jr. also had 10 carries for 91 yards with two rushing touchdowns, bringing his total to six on the game.

• Ward, Jr. is now ranked #6 nationally in passer rating at 186.83 for the season, #3 overall nationally in completion percentage at 75.3%, and #13 in yards per attempt at 9.7.

• Ward, Jr. is now 9-2 as the Cougars starting quarterback.

• WR Demarcus Ayers added eight receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns. Ayers is tied for #14 nationally in total receptions on the season with 26 and is tied for 5th nationally in receptions per game at 8.7.

• Coog Running backs Kenneth Farrow, Javin Webb, and Ryan Jackson combined for 366 yards on 54 carries.[h/t CoogFans]

Up Next: The Cougars travel up to Tulsa (2-1) to play against former Coogs offensive coordinator Philip Montgomery who is now the head coach of the Golden Hurricane.

Game recaps from around the web:

• From the Chronicle
• Via
• ESPN Sportscenter gave Greg Ward, Jr. their ultimate performance award.