66-15: Cougars rout the Horns in 1988

On November 5, 1988, UH went to Austin and put 66 points on the Texas Longhorns. It’s tied for the most points surrendered by UT since 1904 (UCLA, 1997).

Chuck Weatherspoon ran for 218 yards on just 11 carries, while Andre Ware threw for five touchdown passes. Jason Phillips caught 11 passes, four of them for scores, and finished with 171 yards. A year after he set an NCAA record with 3 INTs returned for touchdowns, Johnny Jackson had two more interceptions of Texas QBs.

Here are game stories, photos, great headlines, gifs, videos, and the box score to tell the whole story.

Jack Pardee, John Jenkins, and Andre Ware:




Andre off his back foot throws a dime to Phillips:


Houston waxes Texas / please see drubbing


Chuck Witherspoon had 218 yards in the 66-15 win


After this run in the 3rd quarter, it was Spoon 209 yards and Texas 204 yards:






Phantom punt muff helps the Cougars as Spoon recovers for a touchdown:


Brian Williams catches one of UH’s 7 passing TDs

Williams’ TD catch:



Explosive Cougars embarrass Longhorns / Lafayette Daily Advertiser


Lamar Lathon makes the tackle / Austin American Statesman


Records Fall as Coogs humble Horns / Abilene Reporter-News


Andre Ware to Jason Phillips to go up 35-3 just before the half:


UH scored fast pretty often that day

Eyes of Texas blackened / SF Examiner


Houston Wallops Texas / South Florida Sun Sentinel


Houston brands Texas / Cedar Rapids Gazette


Houston deals Texas a whipping / Louisville Courier-Journal


Spoon punishing the Longhorn defense in the first half:



UH defensive stats *before* the UT game / Austin American Statesman


Ware throws 5 TDs / Pittsburgh Press


UT could have had Ware if they’d have let him play QB / AAS

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