D'Eriq King vs ECU Beyond the Box Score Football Free 

Beyond The Box Score: East Carolina

If you hadn’t seen the game and looked at the UH/ECU statistics, the first 35+ lines would tell you that ECU dominated this game. For the most part, ECU dominated the entire stat sheet except those lines that deal with turnovers.   And running the ball.   And points.   Here are a few highlights (and lowlights) that go beyond… Read More
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Beyond The Box Score: Tulsa’s Panic & The Cougar Comeback

The first part of this story can be located here: Tulsa Uses The Rice Strategy to Dominate The 3rd Quarter   As the game flipped from 3rd to 4th quarter, the dynamic changed, too. Tulsa gets two false starts and they settle for a field goal. Tulsa has a 9-point lead with just over 13 minutes to play.   On… Read More
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UH Defense: The Good, The Bad, & The D’Onofrio

Just some rambling thoughts on a defense that, until Tulsa imploded, couldn’t get a stop: The Good, The Bad, & The D’Onofrio Payton Turner is thriving off the 1-on-1’s created by Ed Oliver’s presence in the middle. Carter and Chambers are largely non-factors. Turner has 24 tackles this year while Carter & Chambers have combined for 25 total. UH had 4… Read More
Houston Cougar defense Beyond the Box Score By The Numbers Football 

Beyond The Box Score: The 1st 4 Games & The Next 8

There isn’t much that can be gleaned from the Texas Southern game. Going deep into the box score or film will show things we haven’t seen against FBS programs.   It’s encouraging to see pressure brought against a QB and actual punt returns and a back-up QB having success in the offense. But against bottom-of-the-FCS competition (238 in Sagarin), you… Read More
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Film Room: UH Has Given Up On Punt Return

Great programs use special teams as a weapon. They are aggressive when necessary but always give their offense and defense any advantage possible. But UH has chosen to basically ignore special teams. Specifically, UH has totally neutered our punt return team.   In the first few weeks of this season, 56 teams are averaging 10 yards or more per punt… Read More