1968 Houston Cougars football team

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1968 Houston Cougars football
University of Houston's classic athletics logo
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #18
1968 record 6–2–2
Head coach Bill Yeoman (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Yeoman (7th year)
Offensive scheme Houston Veer
Defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson (4th year)
Home stadium Astrodome (53,000)
Seasons
« 1967 1969 »
1968 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Penn State         11 0 0
Rutgers         8 2 0
West Texas A&M         8 2 0
#5 Notre Dame         7 2 1
Florida State         8 3 0
Air Force         7 3 0
Army         7 3 0
Buffalo         7 3 0
#18 Houston         6 2 2
Tampa         7 3 0
Utah State         7 3 0
Boston College         7 3 0
Virginia Tech         7 4 0
Pacific         6 4 0
Syracuse         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Colgate         5 5 0
Dayton         5 5 0
Idaho         5 5 0
Miami (FL)         5 5 0
New Mexico State         5 5 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 0
Southern Miss         4 6 0
Holy Cross         3 6 1
San Jose State         3 7 0
Navy         2 8 0
Northern Illinois         2 8 0
Tulane         2 8 0
Pittsburgh         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH, represented the University of Houston in the 1968 college football season. It was the 23rd year of season play for Houston. The team was coached by seventh-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 ninth 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 1969 NFL Draft.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 14 Tulane* AstrodomeHouston, Texas W 54–7   36,415[1]
September 21 at #4 Texas* #11 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas T 20–20   66,397[1]
October 4 Cincinnati* #12 Astrodome • Houston, Texas W 71–33   31,881[1]
October 12 Oklahoma State* #11 Astrodome • Houston, Texas L 21–17   41,889[1]
October 26 at #17 Mississippi* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 29–7   32,157[1]
November 2 at #7 Georgia* #15 Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia T 10–10   59,381[1]
November 9 at Memphis State* #13 Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee W 27–7   35,592[1]
November 16 Idaho* #14 Astrodome • Houston, Texas W 77–3   30,412[1]
November 23 Tulsa* #11 Astrodome • Houston, Texas W 100–6   34,098[1]
November 29 at Florida State #10 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida L 40–20   39,400[1]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #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 Wk 12 Final
AP RV 11 10 12 11 NR NR 15 13 14 11 10 18 18

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "2009 Houston Cougars Media Guide: Year-by-Year results". Retrieved 2011-09-21. 
  2. ^ "1968 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. Retrieved 2011-09-21.