The Cougars defeated Memphis at TDECU Stadium last Friday, ending their five-year losing streak to the Tigers.
The Good: Clayton Tune passed for 264 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 59 yards and a touchdown. Ta'Zhawn Henry and Alton McCaskill combined for 131 rushing yards and two TDs. On defense, Marcus Jones notched two interceptions - one of which was an amazing one-handed grab - and the Tigers were limited to just two third-down conversions on 14 attempts. Special teams also blocked a Memphis punt.
The Ugly: Too many penalties. The Cougars were flagged 11 times for 122 yards; Dana Holgorsen even had a personal foul penalty called on him after he chewed into the officiating crew. To be fair, this was not a well-officiated game.
The Scary: Early in the game, Houston junior linebacker Donavan Mutin was knocked out cold while trying to tackle a Memphis player and had to be removed from the field on a stretcher. Fortunately, he'll be okay, but at the time things looked dire indeed.
What It Means: In addition to breaking their five-year losing streak to Memphis, the Cougars notched only their second undefeated conference record in program history and achieved double-digit wins for the first time since 2015.
The Cougars end the regular season with a road trip to face former conference mate Connecticut.