Saturday, September 3, 2016

Houston Handles Oklahoma In Season Opener, 33-23

No. 15 Houston delivered the first shocker of the college football season, slaying the third-ranked Sooners 33-23 in the Advocare Texas Kickoff before a crowd of 71,016 at NRG Stadium.

The victory – one of the most significant in school history – could be feeding the Cougars for months to come.

UH (1-0) threw its name into the early season discussion for the College Football Playoff, a seat at the big boy’s table currently not reserved for the Cougars as a member of the Group of Five.

And the win comes just days before UH will make a formal presentation to the Big 12 about joining the league.

Forget the fancy brochures and celebrity testimonials.

All the Cougars need to do is hit play on a 60-minute video of their thorough dismantling of the Sooners, the Big 12’s defending champion and a national semifinalist.

Whether they get into the Big 12 or not, the Cougars showed they are ready to compete with its second straight win over a top 10 program (they beat Florida State in the Peach Bowl).

UH also beat its highest-ranked opponent since a 29-15 win over No. 3 Texas on Nov. 10, 1984. (More at Houston Chronicle)
QUARTER-BY-QUARTER
Team1234F
3 Oklahoma1070623
15 Houston31614033
TEAM STATS
Stat OUUH 
First Downs1725
Total Yards400410
Pass Comp-Yards24-32323-321
Rushes-Yards26-7740-89
Penalties-Yards5-667-75
3rd Down Conversions7-149-18
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Fumbles Lost21
Interceptions 0
Time of Possession24:5435:06

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