Game Primer: Brass – University of Houston Athletics

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Houston seeks seventh place at Bayou Bucket Classic

Houston – Rice
September 24 | 17:00 IT
TDECU Stadium | Houston, Texas
Broadcast: ESPN+
Radio: KPRC 950 AM

Ticket Office Opens | 13:00
Cash Parking Open | 13:00
tailgate | 13:00
Children’s Zone | 13:00
Puma Walk | 2:45 pm
Stadium Opens | 3:30 p.m.

  • Check out the Red Bull Pitt Stop Challenge outside Door 2.
  • Come early and enjoy the expanded Kids’ Zone near Schroeder Gate 1. Alongside the Houston Rockets Interactive area this week will be Howdy’s Ice Cream and Raising Cane’s!
  • Student Tailgate Sponsored by HEB, Dean of Students, and SGA: All students are invited to stop by the student tailgate tent outside Gate 2. Hang out with your friends and enjoy tailgate games, TVs, video games, food and gifts!
  • Come Early and join the Cougar Walk crew at 2:45 PM

  • A live halftime performance by H-Town legends Bun B, Paul Wall and XO.
  • In recognition of the Houston Football team.
  • Performances of the Spirit of Houston!
  • Cheerleaders and Puma Babies are ready to entertain you!
  • DJ Yobi Yobz mixes in the student section!
  • Houston R12E Seat Covers: All Cougar Pride Athletic Fund members who are both season football ticket holders and contributors to the Houston Rise campaign will be rewarded with a commemorative seat cover.

  • The Cougars are ranked 12th (8.7) nationally in fights for losses per game and 18th in team sacks per game (3.0). defender Derek Parish He placed third nationally with 1.67 sacks per game and set an American Athletic Conference record of 6.5 losses and 4.5 sacks at Texas Tech on September 10.
  • Houston is the only school in the nation with multiple sideline defenders in the Top 20 of Pro Football Focus’s (PFF) player rankings. D’Anthony Jones 12th place with 87.2 grade and Derek Parish He checks in at number 16 with a grade of 86.1. Parish’s pass rush rating of 89.7 ranks fifth nationally, while Jones ranks seventh with 88.8.
  • Houston returns with 107 receiving yards against Kansas Ta’Zhawn Henry It was the first Houston run to break the 100-yard mark since Charles Sims made it at SMU (114 yards) on October 18, 2012. He has since become the first Houston player. Alton McCaskill IV to record a meet and rush touchdown in the same game (September 11, 2021 at Rice).

  • A member of the U.S. Conference from 1996 to 2012, the Cougars regularly competed in their former leagues. Houston are 29-10, including wins in 11 of their last 13 games against current C-USA members since the start of the 2006 season. Houston outpaced C-USA member UTSA 37-35 in three overtimes at the opening of the season.
  • Houston and Rice have the shortest distance between the two FBS programs (4.6 driving miles). The two intercity programs began competing for the Bayou Bucket trophy after they were formed by the Houston Touchdown Club in 1974.
  • When the two teams faced off at Rice Stadium a season ago, it was the first game in more than 1,000 days between schedules (September 1, 2018). The 2022 edition of the competition will be the Owls’ first visit to the TDECU Stadium since September 16, 2017 – 1,834 days. The Cougars won that game 38-3. It will also be the Owls’ second visit to the TDECU Stadium.
  • The Cougars started the season with three overtime wins at UTSA and two overtime losses at Texas Tech. It was the first time in the history of the show that Houston played back-to-back overtime games. It is also the most overtime the Cougars have played in a single season since 2000. Houston and UTSA are the only schools nationally to play more than one overtime game this season.
  • Houston is looking to straighten the ship after losing to Hawaii at 28-14 at the New Mexico Bowl on December 24, 2020, and their first consecutive game loss since falling to Texas Tech 38-21 at the Texas Kickoff Classic. On September 4, 2021.

  • Saturday will be the 44th all-time meeting between Houston and Rice and the 41st to make the decision to own the Bayou Bucket. The Cougars lead the all-time series 32-11 against the Owls. Houston’s six-game winning streak in the series (2011 to present) was the longest streak in the history of the competition by either school (Houston, 6 games, 1987-92).
  • The Cougars are the all-time leaders, starting 32-11 in 1971 and winning the last six games (2011 to present).

  • With a total of three touchdowns, Alton McCaskill IV became the first Cougar true freshman to score three touchdowns in a game since Bryce Beall’s two offenses and one touchdown at Tulane on November 8, 2008.
  • The bout was the fewest yards allowed (212) since Houston allowed 142 yards at Texas State on September 24, 2016. Holgorsen Fund age.
  • Art Green, Alex Hogan and Hasan Hypolith All interventions recorded in the game. Hogan had a 91-yard back for his first career at Houston.

  • It will be Houston’s seventh game in a row against Rice, and it will be the longest by either team at any point in the series.
  • Move Houston 30-10 against current Conference USA schedules since the start of the 2006 season.
  • Help Houston avoid their first three-game losing streak since falling from December 12, 2020 to September 4, 2021.

Your Houston Football program has been renewed with a 12-win campaign and Birmingham Bowl championship, and fans are encouraged to act fast to purchase 2022 season tickets until stocks last. Season tickets start at $99.

First-time season ticket holders can: Click here to purchase tickets or call the Houston Athletics Ticket Office at 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).

Houston Athletics is excited to introduce our new “Family Four” seats (based on a minimum of 4 tickets at select seating) providing a fun and affordable entertainment option for families to enjoy Houston Cougar Football starting at $80 per ticket. For a full list of prices and a TDECU Stadium seating map, Click here.

To join Houston Riseis a $150 million fundraising campaign for the Houston Athletics dedicated to championship success in the Big 12 Conference. Each Houston Rise additive prepares our Cougars compete and win When we started the Big 12 competition in July 2023. Click here rise and count.

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