Friday, September 16, 2016
2016 UH Cougar Watch- Cougars Beat Cincinnati 40-16
It was The American conference game opener between two unbeaten teams considered the favorites to be playing in The American title game in December. It was also a clash two teams rumored to be the front runners in the Big XII expansion sweepstakes.
But after a frustrating first half in which they turned the ball over twice and despite moving the ball at ease on the Bearcats went in at halftime tied 10-10,
The Third Ward Defense shut down any Bearcat attempts to run the football, but still managed because of Cougar turnovers to grab a 16-12 fourth quarter lead.
They contributed back to back pick sixes as part of that 28 point fourth quarter explosion to move the Cougars to 3-0 on the season and win their opening American conference game.
Will these two teams meet in December? We'll see. But the Cougars travel to San Marcos next week to take on the Texas State Bobcats in a non conference matchup as they continue on their mission to crash the CFA College Football Playoff party. .