Rarity: UH plays all on-campus games in 2023

UH will play all on-campus games for the first time since 1964, SMU/UH 1989 is online, and GoCoogs is rolling out a ton of new content for the 2023 season.

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College Football Belongs On Campus. 2023 will be UH’s first season playing all on-campus games (home and away) since 1964. In 2008, UH would have played all games on-campus without Hurricane Ike moving the Air Force game to Dallas (while played on-campus as SMU, it was not on one of the participants’ campuses).

Besides UH’s 30 years in the Astrodome, the Cougars have been in conferences with schools that play off-campus, including SMU (Texas Stadium and the Cotton Bowl before moving on-campus in 1989), UAB (Legion Field), Memphis (Liberty Bowl), Tulane (Superdome), USF (Raymond James), Navy (Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium), Temple (Lincoln Financial), and UConn (Rentschler Field). UH has also played home games at Reliant/NRG Stadium and BBVA Compass Stadium (now Shell Energy Stadium).

Since leaving the Astrodome for good following the 1997 season, UH has played away OOC games at off-campus stadiums, including Miami (Orange Bowl, 2006), Oregon (Autzen Stadium, 2007), and UCLA (Rose Bowl, 2010 and 2012).

Did You Know? UH’s best indoor winning percentage? The Superdome (4-2, .667). The Cougars were 115-57-4 (.665) in the Astrodome.

Pony Express. An account called “College Football Historian” recently put the entire 1989 SMU/UH game on YouTube. The 95-21 win over the just-back-from-death-penalty Mustangs caused a lot of grief for UH nationally.

Looking back, the NCAA sanctions on each team – the death penalty for SMU, no matter what they were caught doing – and the TV ban for UH, hurting the families of the 1989 players, were both jokes. SMU deserved severe sanctions for what they did but not the punishment they caught.

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