upset loss to Texas State at Robertson Stadium.
It got worse for UH on September 8 in a 56-49 shootout loss to Louisiana Tech to drop them to 0-2.
They were also battling the injury bug as they traveled to Pasadena,.CA to get spanked 37-7 by UCLA on September 15 to drop their record to 0-3 .
But the good news was they hadn't started conference play yet. In addition to going through their bye week and getting healthy they would start and would start C-USA play against our crosstown rivals at Rice.
Our campuses are separated by seven miles and this is the Coogs last season in C-USA before they move to the Big East next year. This would be the last conference football game that we would play against the Owls and the Bayou Bucket and Houston bragging rights were also on the line at Reliant Stadium.
Good thing since its been raining intermittently all day.
The Coogs rolled to a 35-14 win versus the Owls thanks to Charles Sims rolling up 158 years on 24 carries and scoring three touchdowns to help keep the Bayou Bucket where it belongs on Cullen Blvd. for the second straight year. It also gave us our first win of the season and most importantly made the Cougars 1-0 in C-USA West Division play
The Cougars get North Texas on Saturday at Robertson Stadium in their last non conference game of the season before they tackle the rest of their C-USA schedule.
Eat 'em up! .You finally got that first win of the season.