By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications
HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 4, 2010) With 2 ½ hours left before the season kickoff between the University of Houston and Texas State University, the Cougars athletic department announced that the game is a sellout; the first for a UH season opener since moving over to Robertson Stadium in 1995.
The Cougars and the Bobcats have faced off three times previously, with the Cougars losing all three games. The games occurred from 1946 to 1948, with Houston dropping the final game 3-0 in San Marcos on November 20, 1948.
The 1946 season was the first year Houston fielded a team.
Saturday’s opener marks the 65th season of football for the Cougars, which post a 32-30-2 record for season openers. They are 36-28 in home openers.
The Cougars begin the 2010 season with two of the nation’s best players; Conference USA preseason Offensive Player of the Year Case Keenum and preseason Special Player of the year Tyron Carrier.
Houston is the reigning NCAA passing, total and scoring offensive champion while Keenum led the national in passing and total offense in 2009.
The Cougars return 42 lettermen and 16 starters from 2009. Seven starters return on both side of the ball, with two more special team starters coming back in 2010.
Kickoff is schedule for 7:00pm in Houston.