The University of Houston Cougars took a business trip to New Orleans Saturday for a C-USA game in the Louisiana Superdome against the Tulane Green Wave.
They were getting a little tired of hearing the line that they were 2-0 against the Big 12, 1-0 against the SEC and 0-1 in C-USA.
The Coogs average 569.2 yards and 40.2 points per game, but Tulane’s defense was ranked first against the pass in Conference USA.
And as any football fan can tell you, a high powered offense and a hot shot quarterback can't score points to beat you if they're both sitting on the bench.
Tulane executed some long clock eating drives to forge a brief 6-3 lead and eventually trail at the half 9-6.
But the one thing about the Cougars offense is that it doesn't need a lot of time to score. They demonstrated that on their opening second half drive by taking just eight plays and 1:58 to march 60 yards to up their lead to 15-6.
After blocking a Tulane punt deep in Green Wave territory, two plays later the lead was up to 22-6. It was part of a 37 point second half blitz that saw UH score touchdowns on five straight possessions and turn a close game into a 44-16 Cougar victory.
With the win, the Coogs go to 5-1 on the year, even their C-USA west Division record to 1-1 and climb to Number 17 in the AP and USA Today College Coaches polls.
In addition, the Cougars make their first ever appearance in the BCS standings which started in 1998. UH is Number 17 in the BCS rankings as well.
Next up is a game at the Rob Saturday against SMU. Eat 'em up!