Remembering the QB Shuffle in ’74 & Baylor Game in ’84

Chuck Fairbanks Jr at Arizona State – September 7, 1974

Cougars Struggle To Hold Onto The Football In The Desert

Heading into 1974, Coach Yeoman lamented that, “Anytime you lose your triggerman, you’re in a little bit of a bind.” After going 11-1 in 1973, the Cougars lost D.C. Nobles to graduation. Yeoman believed him to be “as good a college quarterback as there was in the country.”

Into the role stepped David Husmann. Below, Mike Brem (Student Manager 1972-76) explains that Husmann didn’t make it to the season opener at Arizona State and the Cougars then turned it over 7 times in the game.

UH Overcomes Monsoon Conditions To Beat Bears

1984 was one of the craziest seasons in college football history. The Coogs won every road game in the SWC that season but lost back-to-back games at home. After going 1-2 out-of-conference, the Cougars went to Waco to face the Bears. Here, Mike Wharton (Football 82, 84) looks back at the Baylor game – the first step towards the 1984 Southwest Conference championship.


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