2014 Houston Cougars football team

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2014 Houston Cougars football
Houston Cougars logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl champion
Conference American Athletic Conference
2014 record 8–5 (5–3 The American)
Head coach Tony Levine (regular season)
David Gibbs (bowl)
Offensive coordinator Travis Bush
Defensive coordinator David Gibbs
Home stadium TDECU Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Memphis +   7 1         10 3  
Cincinnati +   7 1         9 4  
UCF +   7 1         9 4  
East Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
Temple   4 4         6 6  
South Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tulane   2 6         3 9  
Tulsa   2 6         2 10  
Connecticut   1 7         2 10  
SMU   1 7         1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Houston Cougars football team represented the University of Houston in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the 67th year of season play for Houston. The season was the second for the Cougars as a member of the American Athletic Conference and their first playing in their new stadium, TDECU Stadium in Houston. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in AAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated Pittsburgh.

On December 8, head coach Tony Levine was fired.[1] He finished with a record of 21–17 three seasons. Defensive coordinator David Gibbs led the Cougars in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 8:00 p.m. UTSA* TDECU StadiumHouston, TX ESPNU L 7–27   40,755
September 6 7:00 p.m. Grambling State* TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN3 W 47–0   30,081
September 11 8:00 p.m. at No. 25 BYU* LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT ESPN L 25–33   57,630
September 20 7:00 p.m. UNLV* TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN3 W 47–14   23,408
October 2 6:00 p.m. UCF TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN L 12–17   26,685
October 11 6:00 p.m. at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN CBSSN W 28–24   32,784
October 17 8:00 p.m. Temple TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPNU W 31–10   21,471
November 1 3:00 p.m. at USF Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPNews W 27–3   29,782
November 8 2:30 p.m. Tulanedagger TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPNU L 24–31   32,205
November 22 2:00 p.m. Tulsa TDECU Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN3 W 38–28   23,572
November 28 11:00 a.m. at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX (Rivalry) CBSSN W 35–9   15,446
December 6 11:00 a.m. at Cincinnati Paul Brown StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN L 31–38   24,606
January 2 11:00 a.m. vs. Pittsburgh* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN W 35–34   37,888
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[2][3]

Game summaries[edit]

UTSA[edit]

UTSA at Houston
1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 7 7 10 3 27
Cougars 0 0 0 7 7
  • Date: August 29
  • Location: TDECU Stadium
    Houston, TX
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 40,755
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C), Cloudy w/ 86% humidity, winds SE at 18 mph
  • Referee: Rodney Burnette
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Mike Couzens and Charles Arbuckle
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 UH, 59–28

Grambling State[edit]

Grambling State at Houston
1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 0 0 0
Cougars 10 24 6 7 47
  • Date: September 6
  • Location: TDECU Stadium
    Houston, TX
  • Game start: 7:05 p.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:07
  • Game attendance: 30,081
  • Game weather: 83 °F (28 °C), Partly cloudy w/ 76% humidity, winds SSE at 6 mph
  • Referee: Tracy Jones
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Brett Dolan and Pat Hill
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2006 UH, 42–22

BYU[edit]

Houston at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
UH Cougars 0 15 0 10 25
#25 BYU Cougars 16 7 3 7 33
Sources:[4]
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 BYU, 47–46

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 0 7 0 14
Cougars 13 0 17 17 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1990 UH, 37–9

UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Knights 0 7 10 0 17
Cougars 3 3 0 6 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2013 UCF, 19–14

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 14 7 7 28
Tigers 7 14 0 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9 2013 UH, 25–15

Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 7 0 0 10
Cougars 10 7 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2013 UH, 22–13

South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 0 7 13 27
Bulls 0 0 3 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2013 UH, 35–23

Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 7 7 7 10 31
Cougars 7 10 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–4 2012 UH, 40–17

Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 7 14 7 28
Cougars 14 0 14 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–18 2012 Tulsa, 41–7

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 0 21 7 35
Mustangs 0 9 0 0 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–10–1 2013 UH, 34–0

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 3 7 14 31
Bearcats 7 14 14 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9 2013 CIN, 24–17

Pittsburgh (Armed Forces Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 6 0 29 35
Panthers 0 17 7 10 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1997 PITT, 55–35

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.si.com/college-football/2014/12/06/tony-levine-fired-houston-cougars
  2. ^ "2014 Houston Cougars Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Date Changes Announced for Two Houston Football Games". University of Houston Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Houston @ BYU Game Stats". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved September 11, 2014.