2005 Houston Cougars football team

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2005 Houston Cougars football
Houston Cougars Logo (1999-2012).svg
Fort Worth Bowl, L 13–42 vs. Kansas
Conference Conference USA West
2005 record 6–6 (4–4 C-USA)
Head coach Art Briles
Defensive coordinator Ron Harris
Home stadium Robertson Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
UCF x   7 1         8 5  
Southern Miss   5 3         7 5  
Memphis   5 3         7 5  
East Carolina   4 4         5 6  
Marshall   3 4         4 7  
UAB   3 5         5 6  
West
Tulsa x   6 2         9 4  
UTEP   5 3         8 4  
Houston   4 4         6 6  
SMU   4 4         5 6  
Tulane   1 7         2 9  
Rice   1 7         1 10  
Championship: Tulsa 44, Central Florida 27
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2005 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH represented the University of Houston in the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the 60th year of season play for Houston. The team was coached by third year head football coach, Art Briles. The team played its home games at Robertson Stadium, a 32,000-person capacity stadium on-campus in Houston.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM Oregon* Reliant StadiumHouston, TX ESPN2 L 24–38   19,981
September 10 6:00 PM Sam Houston State* Robertson StadiumHouston, TX W 31–10   15,649
September 16 7:00 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX ESPN2 L 41–44 2OT  45,558
October 1 6:00 PM at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK W 30–23   15,580
October 8 5:00 PM at Tulane Cajun FieldLafayette, LA iTV W 35–14   15,454
October 15 4:00 PM Memphis Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CSTV L 20–35   12,800
October 22 1:30 PM at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS W 28–16   40,957
November 5 5:00 PM at UCF Citrus BowlOrlando, FL iTV L 29–31   32,635
November 13 4:00 PM Southern Missdagger Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX W 27–24   15,119
November 19 5:00 PM SMU Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX L 24–29   14,650
November 26 3:00 PM Rice Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX (Bayou Bucket Classic) W 35–18   12,125
December 23 7:00 PM vs. Kansas* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Fort Worth Bowl) ESPN L 13–42   33,505
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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