Friday, November 12, 2010

Houston Cougars to Face Tulsa Golden Hurricane In 65th Homecoming Game

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2010 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 12, 2010) The Houston Cougars (5-4, 4-2 C-USA) will celebrate its 65th Homecoming this Saturday as they take on the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-3, 3-2 C-USA) at Houston’s Robertson Stadium.

This weekend’s contest will be the 26th meeting between Tulsa and Houston and the Cougars lead the series, 19-16.

The two teams first met on December 2, 1950 at Rice Stadium with the Golden Hurricane coming out on top 28-21.

Last year’s game at Tulsa was an exciting come-from-behind 46-45 victory for the Cougars.

Case Keenum hit back-to-back passes to put Houston in field-goal range and then-redshirt freshman Matt Hogan kicked a 51-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Cougars to a 46-45 victory against Tulsa.

After getting sacked on a potential tying 2-point conversion with 21 seconds left, Keenum bounced back to complete a 14-yard pass to junior James Cleveland and a 13-yarder to sophomore Tyron Car¬rier to set up Hogan’s kick with just three seconds left.

Down 10 points, Keenum led the team on a 61-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard pass to Cleveland to get the Cougars within two before missing the 2-point conversion.

This weekend’s game marks the 65th Homecoming in school history.

The first Homecoming game for UH was also in its first year of the football program, a 3-7 loss to North Texas. The Cougars are 32-27-5 in Homecoming games and are 5-1 vs. Tulsa at Homecoming.

Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin is 2-0 vs. Tulsa. Houston is 4-1 since Tulsa joined the league in 2005.

The game will be carried on national television by CBS College Sports. It can also can be heard locally in Houston on 790-AM KMBE.

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