1967 Houston Cougars football team

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1967 Houston Cougars football
University of Houston's classic athletics logo
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #19
1967 record 7–3
Head coach Bill Yeoman (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Yeoman (6th year)
Offensive scheme Houston Veer
Defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson (3rd year)
Home stadium Astrodome (53,000)
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »
1967 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Army         8 2 0
#5 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Syracuse         8 2 0
#10 Penn State         8 2 1
New Mexico State         7 2 1
UTEP         7 2 1
Utah State         7 2 1
Florida State         7 2 2
West Texas State         8 3 0
Houston         7 3 0
Virginia Tech         7 3 0
Memphis State         6 3 0
Southern Miss         6 3 0
Dayton         6 3 1
Xavier         6 3 1
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Buffalo         6 4 0
Navy         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 5 0
Northern Illinois         5 5 0
Colorado State         4 5 1
Pacific         4 5 0
Rutgers         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 0
Idaho         4 6 0
Villanova         4 6 0
Air Force         2 6 2
Tulane         3 7 0
San Jose State         2 7 0
Tampa         2 7 0
Colgate         2 8 0
Pittsburgh         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH, represented the University of Houston in the 1967 college football season. It was the 22nd year of season play for Houston. The team was coached by sixth-year head coach Bill Yeoman who would later be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. The team played its home games in the Astrodome, a 53,000-person capacity stadium off-campus in Houston. Houston competed as a member of the NCAA in the University Division, independent of any athletic conference. It was their eighth year of doing so. At this time, Houston was on probation from the NCAA, and therefore was not eligible to compete in any post-season bowl games. Following the overall season, several players were selected for the 1968 NFL Draft.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 Florida State* AstrodomeHouston, Texas W 33–13   40,336[1]
September 23 at #3 Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan W 37–7   75,833[1]
September 29 at Wake Forest* #3 Bowman Gray StadiumWinston-Salem, North Carolina W 50–6   41,769[1]
October 7 NC State* #2 Astrodome • Houston, Texas L 16–6   52,483[1]
October 21 at Mississippi State* #9 Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 43–6   17,000[1]
October 28 at Ole Miss* #9 Astrodome • Houston, Texas L 14–13   26,500[1]
November 4 #5 Georgia* Astrodome • Houston, Texas W 15–14   53,356[1]
November 11 Memphis State* #10 Astrodome • Houston, Texas W 35–18   46,060[1]
November 18 Idaho* Astrodome • Houston, Texas W 77–6   40,050[1]
November 25 at Tulsa* #10 Skelly StadiumTulsa, Oklahoma L 22–13   26,300[1]
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Poll rankings[edit]

Week-to-Week Rankings[2]
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Final
AP NR RV 3(6) 2(10) 10 10 9 9 RV 10 RV 10 NR

Coaching staff[edit]

Head coach Bill Yeoman coaches Houston
Name Position Alma mater (Year) Year at Houston
Bill Yeoman Head coach/offensive coordinator Army (1948) 6th
Melvin Robertson Defensive coordinator West Texas State (1950) 3rd
Melvin Brown Offensive backs coach Oklahoma (1954) 6th
Billy Willingham Offensive line coach TCU (1951) 2nd
Ben Hurt Defensive line coach Middle Tennessee (1957) 3rd
Howard Tippett Linebackers coach East Tennessee State (1958) 1st
Joe Arenas Wide receivers coach Nebraska-Omaha (1951) 5th
Carroll Schultz Freshmen coach Louisiana Tech (1948) 6th
Bobby Baldwin Freshmen coach Houston (1958) 3rd

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2009 Houston Cougars football media guide: Year-by-Year results". Houston Cougars athletics. Retrieved 2011-09-07. 
  2. ^ "1967 AP Football Poll". AP Poll Archive. Retrieved 2011-09-06.