Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Coogs wear cool uniforms but lose to Tulsa, 41-7

Last weekend's homecoming game against Tulsa turned out to be a massacre. The Cougars managed a late score to avoid being shut out at home for the first time since 1994. The only aspect of the game worth discussing is the interesting uniforms the Cougars wore.
Quarterback David Piland (8) consults with his offense as the game begins. In addition to the gray-and-red uniforms, the Cougars also wore special helmets with the "cougar head" logo on one side and a number 2 in honor of the injured D.J. Hayden on the other.
Piland hands off to running back Kenneth Farrow. Neither player had a great day; Piland completed 15 of 32 passes for 148 yards and two interceptions, while Farrow was only able to manage 54 yards on 15 carries. Neither player had a touchdown. Houston's offense managed a paltry 262 yards for the entire game and turned the ball over four times; second-string quarterback Crawford Jones threw a sixteen-yard pass to receiver Ryan Jackson midway through the fourth quarter for the Cougars' only touchdown.
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane offense lines up against the Cougar defense, which was generally ineffective. Tulsa managed 505 yards of total offense - 350 of those yards on the ground - as they cruised to an easy win over the hapless Coogs.

All in all, a rather forgettable game. In order to avoid a losing season, the Cougars will need to win their final two games: on the road against Marshall this weekend and at home against Tulane the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

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