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2017 Houston Cougars Football Schedule


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Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
TBA Cougars Red & White Spring Game
TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
Time TBA
TV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 2
Roadrunners at UTSA Roadrunners
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Time TBA
TV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 9
Wildcats at Arizona Wildcats
Arizona Stadium, Tucson, AZ
Time TBA
TV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 16
Owls Rice Owls
TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
Time TBA
TV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 23
Red Raiders Texas Tech Red Raiders
TDECU Stadium, Houston, TX
Time TBA
TV TBA
Saturday
Sep. 30
TBA
Saturday
Oct. 7
TBA
Saturday
Oct. 14
TBA
Saturday
Oct. 21
TBA
Saturday
Oct. 28
TBA
Saturday
Nov. 4
TBA
Saturday
Nov. 11
TBA
Saturday
Nov. 18
TBA
Saturday
Nov. 25
TBA
Saturday
Dec. 2
AAC The American Championship
Hosted by East or West Division winner.
Time TBA
TV TBA
2017 Games with dates TBA
* American home games: East Carolina, Memphis, Navy, SMU
* American road games: USF, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa

Houston Headlines

    1. Day
      September 9, 2016 at 11:50 am

      “It’s both a justification and an excuse.”

      Yep, What’s the point of Houston playing an Oklahoma, winning by 10, going undefeated the rest of the season, winning they’re conference & conference championship & not making it to the CFP? It really depends on how (if) Oklahoma can run the table, how they win their games, scores, did they struggle…etc. The eye ball test will play a big factor in this at the end of the season, if Houston can beat their opponents by 30+ a game & beat a very good Louisville team, they still have to over come the other conference champions & favoritism from the Bama’s, Sooners, Clemson…etc, fans that will travel like the article says but if the Cougars loses then it is over for them anyways.

    2. Mazarati
      September 9, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      It won’t matter. Oklahoma will have more than one loss before the season is over.

    3. Stuart
      September 9, 2016 at 2:53 pm

      The question is would a 12-0 Houston get in over a 12-1 Stanford, Washington, Florida State, Michigan, say Georgia or take your pick from Baylor/Oklahoma/Texas/TCU winning the Big 12.

      The answer is no. Houston’s SOS require OU to run the table and Louisville to be a 10 game winner, and for the SOS of all those P5 to be well below norm. That wont happen. The SOS will kill UH as will the lack of quality opponents. And even if they manage to be 3rd or 4th in the polls the committee and computers will push UH to the 5th slot.

      The entire system is designed to lock out a hot G5 school like Boise State under Petersen (now UW coach) or Houston under Herman (who’s P5 coach will he be in January?). That wont change.

    4. Greg
      September 9, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      1. Let’s take one week at a time. Houston has not yet gone 12-0. In fact, at this point, they’re far away from that goal.

      2. I’d could successfully be argued that every single AAC team is better than Kansas. It could also be argued that at least 8 of them are better than Iowa State.

      3. I’d take more stock in this article if it wasn’t authored by a Big XII team supporter.

    5. Shep
      September 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

      “First, the Sooners will play five times, think about that, five times more Power opponents than will the Cougars. If both teams are playing at the same level, it means, theoretically, that Oklahoma has a five times greater chance of losing in 10 of the 12 weeks than does Houston.”

      So every P5 school is 2x as difficult as every G5 team? Gimmie a break. Yes, they’re in no question.

    6. lost in Va.
      September 9, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      yes, to a 13-0 Houston team being above Oklahoma in the CFP….but not over a 5 loss SEC squad….

    7. David
      September 9, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      I’d say the committee can say the same thing they said before. Houston, you won a Conference Championship Game. That’s an extra data point. The XII doesn’t have a conference championship game, and that matters.

    8. Patrick Ray
      September 10, 2016 at 6:38 am

      Thought-provoking article; well done. Long way to go though.

      One thing to think of is the human element. While the stats regarding SOS may back up your point, the committee may take Houston instead due to the critical backlash (and potential political backlash) that would occur in this scenario. Remember that when Utah was left out of the BCS, Senator Orin Hatch got involved to press the case which eventually led to changes in G5 access. With the committee now in place, do they risk a similar situation.

    9. Yang
      September 10, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Head-to-head win should have much more weight.

      • David
        September 10, 2016 at 11:32 am

        Indeed Yang, a better what if scenario would be a conference champion Texas with one loss vs. an undefeated Houston. Who goes then, when there’s no head to head?

    10. Tony
      September 11, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      If the
      cougars draw a crowd of 35000 to 45000. I think they will get in but I am reasonable sure this won’t do this, this year. What does 2017-18 schedule look like?

    11. BambiB
      September 11, 2016 at 8:27 pm

      Sorry, no. If Houston is perfect and Oklahoma lost to Houston, Houston should go and Oklahoma should learn to take their non-conference games more seriously.

    12. Patrick
      September 13, 2016 at 3:19 am

      schedule doesn’t matter as much as head to head takes care of it…And this is biased. Power 5 team doesn’t automatically mean good. There were 5 teams ranked in the top 25 from the AAC last year. That doesn’t come easy as voters always want teams to prove it if your from the G5 (unlike teams like Florida who get gifted rankings). By the end of the Year USF will also be ranked and high too so that’s another ranked opponent Houston faces. No way Oklahoma hops Houston (assuming Houston goes undefeated and OK runs the table).

    13. Robert
      September 13, 2016 at 5:51 pm

      ou should end up with at least 3 loses…..Houston, Ohio St and TEXAS….so none of this will be an issue

    14. Vox
      September 17, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Don’t think your plan accounted for Louisville crushing FSU 63-20. If both remain undefeated UofH can knock off 2 top 5 opponents. That should be plenty to give them a much deserved shot at the playoffs.

    15. stevereenie
      September 22, 2016 at 10:57 pm

      Never Mind…………………..

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    2015 AAC Football Schedule Announced

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    1. Greg Barnes
      February 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Go Pirates! Looking forward to the new season.

    2. David
      February 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Army and BYU should get associate member status for playing three American teams each. (I’m kidding.)

    3. Mike
      February 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      The league should have kept the Big East name regardless.

    4. Joe mama
      January 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Where are the 2016-2017 schedules for football?

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    1. schoup
      July 29, 2014 at 10:02 am

      LOL. That games is a dud for the Advocare Kick off. OU is top nothh program but Houston is an average at best mid major.

      • Bob
        July 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm

        It’s hard to say that until you see what Houston does this year. They’re a contender for the Group of Five slot in the big-boy bowls. If nothing else, it will sell out between Houston locals and a really big OU fan base in Houston.

      • David
        July 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

        Not so fast my friend. Houston will be loaded with Seniors in 2016. Glad to see OU take the “gamble” and play Houston. At least OU has the nads to do so, unlike UT and ATM.

      • ARG
        July 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm

        David: A&M playing UCLA that year and having played this game the year before vs. Arizona St. I think the Aggies did well for themselves. This game needed a Texas team and is still a step back from that A&M/ASU game. Getting OU was a win for the game but sounds like this came together last minute.

      • KTCoog
        August 22, 2014 at 2:31 pm

        I like that OU has the guts to play us. Last time they caught us was in the beginning of the Briles era. Average Mid Major? Check out our history against the other old Southwest Conference schools. Don’t forget, we won that conference several times. There’s a reason that A&M and Texas avoid us but play Rice instead (look for Rice to give them a good accounting this year). Look what happened to their other conference schools when they did. I say congrats to OU and UH for bringing a good game to the NRG.

    2. Dan
      July 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

      OU is playing Ohio State in 2016 – so if they wanted OU in the game – I doubt they would have convinced them to play an LSU or Alabama type. That schedule would be ridiculous. Houston is a solid mid major program… and it’s local. Helps OU’s exposure for recruiting in South Texas, and they have a moderate sized alumni base in Houston as well.

    3. phil
      July 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm

      I don’t fault Oklahoma for scheduling Houston, as mentioned they already have the buckeyes on the schedule plus a NINE game conference schedule. With UH on the schedule Okie has a solid schedule.

      Not exactly a marquee matchup for the advocare kickoff though: power 5 vs. mid major however you dress it up.

    4. Arrow Smith
      August 1, 2014 at 8:56 pm

      David said….
      Not so fast my friend. Houston will be loaded with Seniors in 2016. Glad to see OU take the “gamble” and play Houston. At least OU has the nads to do so, unlike UT and ATM.

      Well Davey Poo playing Houston is just a cowards way out. Alabama will be playing Wisconsin, USC, and soon Notre Dame. When Oklahoma gets the boys to do that let us all know. OK

      • Steve
        August 3, 2014 at 11:50 am

        OU always has a marquee game with one of the major conferences.
        Houston will only be the mid-major for the 2016 season to go along with Ohio State.

        The future out of conference marquee home and home games for OU will be with:
        Tennessee
        Ohio State
        UCLA
        Nebraska
        LSU
        Michigan

        Since 2000, OU has already played regular season games with:
        Notre Dame (1-1)
        Florida State (2-0)
        Miami (1-1)
        Washington (2-0)
        Oregon (1-1)
        UCLA (1-1)
        Alabama (2-0)
        North Carolina (1-0)

      • Ricky
        January 11, 2016 at 7:43 am

        I love you take a look back at the comments made before the season to just see the misunderstanding of what truly makes the NCAA beautiful, seeing somebody so confident in a power five school just because of who there were in the past, Houston is a solid football team and one that is going to give OU a hell of a matchup. May just be a “mid-major” in OU season but the “Marque” in little ole Houstons season. One that Herman has had marked on his calendar since sign the contract in 2014. But it will be beautiful to see the Big 12 powerhouse start 2016 0-1

      • Miked
        July 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm

        What the hell are you talking about. OU has played Notre Dame twice, Alabama, Florida State Twice and Tennesse Twice plus Ohio State the next two years. Has LSU, Nebraska, Michigan in the future. We have beat Alabama three times in a row. Don’t give me this crap with Bama.

    5. Assaultion
      August 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm

      Houston is a top teer mid major program, so it OU taking all the risk in this game. And for that one OU hater/bad troll, OU is not afraid to play the “big boys” as any real college fan knows. But you know, as you said OU is taking the coward way out by playing Tennessee, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, LSU and Nebraska. Coming from a butthurt Bama fan, I am not surprised that even on this comment board you are trying to plead that Bama has the toughest schedule ever, with teams like Florida Atlantic and Southern Miss.

      • jack scarborough
        February 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm

        Yep ou now has a real first game on there hands with the coogs and osu. 2 weeks later.
        I wonder what there thinking now

      • Mike
        July 22, 2016 at 6:05 pm

        He needs to take a look at Oklahomas record versus the SEC. That will shut him up.

    6. gregory majors
      November 19, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      go coogs my grandaughter graduates Ou in may 2016 and ive been to Ou games but the coogs represent the gulf coast well and OU will have a tough time

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