Cougar History

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Game of the Century: #2 Houston upsets #1 UCLA

Today in 1968, the University of Houston beat UCLA in the Game of the Century, 71-69. 52,693 people were in the Astrodome to see...

The Cougars will wear Home Whites From The Late-1960s

The Houston Cougars will debut new uniforms tonight, a tribute to the legendary teams of the late 1960s. Here we feature some of those...

Cougars beat #2 for the second-straight year

Today in 1961, the Houston Cougars beat #2 Bradley at Sam Houston Coliseum, 60-59. UH's Jim Lemmon, a senior from Wood River, Illinois, 150...

HOUSTON TOPS PENN STATE TO GO 13-1

On January 2, 2012, the Houston Cougars pounded Penn State in the 2012 Ticket City Bowl, 30-14. The score does accurately portray the outright...

Houston gets first bowl win in 28 years

On December 31, 2008, the Houston Cougars ended a 28-year bowl losing streak, beating Air Force, 34-28, in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl....

Strong Cougars beat Auburn in ’69 Bluebonnet Bowl

On December 31, 1969, #17 Houston beat twelfth-ranked Auburn in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, 36-7. The Cougars held the Plainsmen to one rushing yard for...

Cougars win the Tangerine Bowl in 1962

On December 22, 1962, the Houston Cougars beat the Miami (OH) Redskins, 49-21, in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando. Sophomore Joe Lopasky scored 4...

Bill Yeoman agrees to coach the Houston Cougars

On December 12, 1961, Bill Yeoman agreed to become the head coach at the University of Houston. Yeoman left a job on the staff...

Phi Slama Jama runs past #9 LSU

On December 6, 1983, the #6 Houston Cougars beat #9 LSU 100-91 in a highly-anticipated matchup at the Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Michael...

1989 box scores and Andre Ware’s season stats

These are newspaper box scores, individual stats, and specifically, Andre Ware's stats and NCAA records from the University of Houston's 1989 football season. Andre...

Andre Ware wins the Heisman Trophy

See every box score and game-by-game stats from Andre Ware's 1989 Heisman Trophy winning season.   Today in 1989, the University of Houston's Andre Ware...

1st & 10 Day: championships and 10-win seasons

December 1st is a day of firsts for the University of Houston - first-place finishes, that is. On four separate occasions, UH has won...

56-49: the Cougars clip the Golden Eagles in 1996

  On November 9, 1996, the Houston Cougars beat #20 Southern Miss, 56-49, in an overtime game at Robertson Stadium. The win propelled UH to...

Route 66: Ware, Spoon, and Phillips humiliate the Horns

It was called Route 66. As in the Houston Cougars 66, Texas 15. On November 5, 1988, UH went to Austin and put 66...

Houston runs it up against the Ponies, 95-21

On this day in 1989, the Houston Cougars blew out the SMU Mustangs, 95-21. UH piled up 1,021 yards - an NCAA record that...

20 years after 100-6, the Cougars dismantle Tulsa again

Today in 1988, the University of Houston football team beat Tulsa in the Astrodome, 82-28. It was the most points scored by an SWC...

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Carlton comes through for the Coogs

TxSt Game Book | Season Stats The Houston Cougars returned home Wednesday night for the final non-conference game of the season. Behind 20 points and...

UH’s Involvement In World War 2

For nearly 95 years, the University of Houston has evolved to suit the needs of its students and its city. UH grew from humble...

Cougars struggle to get it together in AAC Championship

Just some random thoughts from the Cincinnati game:   In the championship game era, the Cougars have gone 8-0 in the conference twice (C-USA 2011,...

Andre Ware wins the Heisman Trophy

See every box score and game-by-game stats from Andre Ware's 1989 Heisman Trophy winning season.   Today in 1989, the University of Houston's Andre Ware...

Inside UH’s fight to join the Big 12

Over the last three months, the Houston Cougars joined a new conference, reeled off 11 wins in a row, and ended the regular season...