2006 Houston Cougars football team

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2006 Houston Cougars football
Houston Cougars Logo (1999-2012).svg
Conference USA Champions
Conference USA West Division Champions
Conference Conference USA West
2006 record 10–4 (8–1 C-USA)
Head coach Art Briles
Offensive coordinator Randy Clements and Philip Montgomery
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Alan Weddell
Home stadium Robertson Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Southern Miss x   6 2         9 5  
East Carolina   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
UCF   3 5         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West
Houston x   7 1         10 4  
Rice   6 2         7 6  
Tulsa   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         6 6  
UTEP   3 5         5 7  
Tulane   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Houston 34, Southern Miss 20
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH represented the University of Houston in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the 61st year of season play for Houston. The team was coached by fourth 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. After regular season play where Houston won the C-USA West division, the Cougars defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the Conference USA Football Championship to become conference champions for the first time since 1996.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 8:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Bayou Bucket Classic) CSTV W 31–30   23,352
September 9 6:00 PM Tulane Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX W 45–7   16,506
September 16 6:00 PM Grambling State* Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX W 42–22   27,302
September 23 8:00 PM Oklahoma State* Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CSTV W 34–25   28,260
September 30 5:00 PM at Miami* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL ESPN2 L 13–14   36,107
October 7 6:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette* Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX L 28–31   17,543
October 14 6:00 PM at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS L 27–31   32,317
October 21 6:00 PM UTEP Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX W 34–17   18,154
October 28 2:30 PM UCF Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CSTV W 51–31   13,242
November 4 2:30 PM Tulsa Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CSTV W 27–10   22,452
November 11 2:00 PM at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX W 37–27   20,350
November 18 1:00 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 23–20 OT  20,344
December 1 7:00 PM Southern Miss Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX (C-USA Championship) ESPN W 34–20   31,818
December 29 3:30 PM vs. South Carolina* Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium • Memphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN L 36–44   56,103
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Houston 14 0 3 14 31
Rice 0 27 3 0 30

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2009 Houston Cougars Media Guide: All-Time Series Game-By-Game". Retrieved October 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Houston 2006 Schedule/Results". ESPN. Retrieved October 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ ESPN