Houston now #4 in rushing defense, #7 in total defense, and #19 in total offense

via USA Today Sports
via USA Today Sports

In spite of the defensive meltdown Saturday afternoon in Annapolis (serious, what the heck happened?), the Houston Cougars and their Third Ward Defense still have impressive stats on the season. The rushing defense dropped from first in the nation to fourth and total defense is now seventh. Both are still very impressive and hopefully the Navy game was an outlier and things get back to normal Saturday verses Tulsa.

The Houston offense is now nineteenth overall thanks to Greg Ward Jr being 32 of 50 on passing with three touchdowns but unfortunately made a few too many mistakes with two interceptions. Ward Jr did add 94 yards on 17 carries and one rushing touchdown. In spite of the impressive numbers there were some horribly thrown passes and some the receivers simply dropped others.

If Houston has aspirations of another big time bowl game both the offense and defense will need to tighten up soon as the Coogs are now getting into the meat of their heated divisional games. Let’s hope the Navy game ends up being like last year’s UConn game and the team can fix their weak points and get back to dominating the rest of the season!