The Houston Cougars moved to 4-0 on the season with a 38-24 victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. In spite of the continued failures of a certain “professional” team off of Kirby Drive, the Coogs are showing the city of Houston there is at least one team that knows how to play four quarters of entertaining football.
Don’t believe me? Check out this video recap of the Tulsa game:
The Cougars’ Excellent Start By The Numbers:
The Cougars offense has been tearing up opponents so far in 2015. Check out these stats from the Tulsa game and on the season:
• Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. rushed for 182 yards (a UH qb record) and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Ward Jr. completed 22 of 38 passes for 273 yards.
• Ward Jr. accounted for 455 of the Coogs’ 638 yards of total offense.
• Running back Kenneth Farrow rushed for 159 yards and two touchdowns.
• UH is now 4th nationally in total offense, 7th in scoring and rushing.
• Greg Ward Jr. is the only player nationally averaging 200 yards passing and 100 yards rushing per game.
• UH is the only team in the nation ranked in the top 10 in both rushing defense and rushing offense.
• Ward leads the nation with seven rushing attempts of at least 30 yards and is second nationally, first among all quarterbacks, with nine rushing attempts of at least 20 yards.
[Hat tip to David Bassity for much of the above stats].
Coogs and Texans Head to Head
This Thursday at 7pm the Cougars host the SMU Mustangs on national television. At the same time, the Texans will host the Indianapolis Colts, also on national tv. While the Texans-Colts matchup will almost certainly draw better ratings, anyone who actually wants to watch entertaining football should tune in to the Coogs. If you’re in the H-Town, head on over to Cullen Blvd. and watch the Coogs. Tickets are much cheaper and you may actually have a good time!
Other UH-Tulsa Game Recaps:
• Coach Herman has been pushing his players very hard. It’s paying off.