It’s homecoming weekend for my fave college football team and the University of Houston Cougars find themselves at 6-0 for the first time since the 1990 season.
They are one of ten unbeaten NCAA FBS squads left in the nation, are ranked number 19 in the BCS poll, number 21 in the AP one, number 20 in the USA today coaches poll and tied for C-USA West Division lead.
We’ve had more intense media scrutiny at Cullen Blvd since the announcement of the rumored Big East inviteand having ESPN’s camera around campus filming our homecoming festivities.and the Cougar footballers. Even quarterback Case Keenum is finally getting some media love that will hopefully translate into some Heisman votes for him.
But rolling into town is a Marshall Thundering Herd team that is 3-4 on the season but tied for the C-USA East Division lead with a 2-1 record after knocking off our crosstown rivals Rice 24-20.
Herd senior defensive lineman and C-USA Defensive Player of the Week Vinny Curry was a one man wrecking crew in that game that compiled 3.5 sacks, had nine tackles with 4 of them being for losses, forced a fumble and recovered another one.
The Coogs offensive line will get one of their major tests of the season. They will probably be making sure they are aware of where Mr. Curry is at all times in this game before they unleash their NCAA number one ranked offense upon the Herd.
Case Keenum is on a quest to rewrite the NCAA and University of Houston record books. He only needs 130 yards of total offense to break Timmy Chang’s of Hawaii’s record in that category.
He needs 11 more touchdown passes to set the new NCAA standard in that category which is also held by Timmy Chang and needs 1,178
passing yards the rest of the season to pass Chang and become the NCAA’s
The Coogs will also be wearing throwback uniforms from the style when we were in the dearly departed SWC kicking butt, taking names and going to the Cotton Bowl on the regular.as Southwest Conference champions
Game will be at 3:30 PM CDT tomorrow at Robertson Stadium, and hope my boys are 7-0 when they’re done.