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1980 COTTON BOWL: COUGARS BEAT HUSKERS ON 4TH-DOWN PASS

On a chilly New Years Day, the #8 Houston Cougars beat seventh-ranked Nebraska, 17-14 in the 1980 Cotton Bowl. With 12 seconds left, quarterback...

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...

Elmo Wright enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame

Elmo Wright, a dazzling split end on the 1968-70 UH football teams, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night....

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...

Part 2: UH Students Defend The Country in WW2

Read Part One: UH’s Involvement In World War 2.   The War's Effect on UH As the number of enlistees to the war effort grew, the...

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...

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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...

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...

Tennessee ’65: The day the Veer was born

The Cougars began the 1965 season in the sparkling-new Houston Astrodome. But after running onto the field against Tulsa in the opener, nothing else...

Bill Yeoman beat Baylor in his 1st game

  Bill Yeoman's first game as UH's head in 1962 was a 19-0 win over the Baylor Bears at Rice Stadium. Sophomore running back Joe...