List of Houston Cougars football seasons

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The Houston Cougars football program is an NCAA Division I FBS football team that represents the University of Houston. The team is commonly referred to as "Houston" or "UH" (spoken as "U of H"). Houston has been a member of the American Athletic Conference since 2013. Beginning with the 2015 season, the Cougars have been coached by Tom Herman, the program's 13th head coach. The team played its first season in 1946 and has since won or tied for 11 conference championships and five division championships. The Cougars have played in 24 post-season bowl games with a record of 11–12–1.

Seasons[edit]

Conference champions Division champions Bowl game berth^ Shared standing T
Season Head Coach[1] Conference[2] Season results[1][3][4] Bowl games[5] Final ranking[6]
Final standings Wins Losses Ties[A 1] AP Poll Coaches' Poll
Conference Division[A 2]
Houston Cougars
1946 Jewell Wallace Lone Star 5th 4 6 0 N/A
1947 Lone Star 7th 3 8 0 N/A
1948 Clyde Lee Lone Star 4th 5 6 0 N/A
1949 Gulf Coast 3rd 5 4 1 N/A
1950 Independent 4 6 0
1951 Missouri Valley T–2nd 6 5 0 Won Salad Bowl against Dayton Flyers, 26–21^
1952 Missouri Valley 1st 8 2 0 19
1953 Missouri Valley T–3rd 4 4 1
1954 Missouri Valley 2nd 5 5 0
1955 Bill Meek Missouri Valley 3rd 6 4 0
1956 Missouri Valley 1st 7 2 1
1957 Harold Lahar Missouri Valley 1st 5 4 1
1958 Missouri Valley T–3rd 5 4 0
1959 Missouri Valley T–1st 3 7 0
1960 Independent 6 4 0
1961 Independent 5 4 1
1962 Bill Yeoman Independent 7 4 0 Won Tangerine Bowl against Miami Redskins, 49–21^
1963 Independent 2 8 0
1964 Independent 2 6 1
1965 Independent 4 5 1
1966 Independent 8 2 0 Ineligible[8] 17
1967 Independent 7 3 0 Ineligible[8] 19
1968 Independent 6 2 2 Ineligible[8] 18 20
1969 Independent 9 2 0 Won Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl against Auburn Tigers, 36–7^ 12 16
1970 Independent 8 3 0 13 19
1971 Independent 9 3 0 Lost Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl to Colorado Buffaloes, 29–17^ 14 17
1972 Independent 6 4 1
1973 Independent 11 1 0 Won Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl against Tulane Green Wave, 36–7^ 9 13
1974 Independent 8 3 1 Tied Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl with NC State Wolfpack, 31–31^ 11 19
1975 Independent 2 8 0
1976 Southwest T–1st 10 2 0 Won Cotton Bowl Classic against Maryland Terrapins, 30–21^ 4 4
1977 Southwest T–4th 6 5 0 Ineligible[9]
1978 Southwest 1st 9 3 0 Lost Cotton Bowl Classic to Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 35–34^ 10 11
1979 Southwest T–1st 11 1 0 Won Cotton Bowl Classic against Nebraska Cornhuskers, 17–14^ 5 5
1980 Southwest T–2nd 7 5 0 Won Garden State Bowl against Navy Midshipmen, 35–0^
1981 Southwest 3rd 7 4 1 Lost Sun Bowl to Oklahoma Sooners, 40–14^
1982 Southwest 4th 5 5 1
1983 Southwest 4th 4 7 0
1984 Southwest T–1st 7 5 0 Lost Cotton Bowl Classic to Boston College Eagles, 45–28^
1985 Southwest 5th 4 7 0
1986 Southwest 7th 1 10 0
1987 Jack Pardee Southwest 7th 4 6 1
1988 Southwest 2nd 9 3 0 Lost Aloha Bowl to Washington State Cougars, 24–22^ 18
1989 Southwest Ineligible[10] 9 2 0 Ineligible[10] 14 14
1990 John Jenkins Southwest Ineligible[10] 10 1 0 Ineligible[10] 10 12
1991 Southwest 7th 4 7 0
1992 Southwest T–6th 4 7 0
1993 Kim Helton Southwest T–7th 1 9 1
1994 Southwest 6th 1 10 0
1995 Southwest 6th 2 9 0
1996 C-USA T–1st 7 5 Lost Liberty Bowl to Syracuse Orange, 30–17^
1997 C-USA T–4th 3 8
1998 C-USA T–5th 3 8
1999 C-USA 6th 7 4
2000 Dana Dimel C-USA T–7th 3 8
2001 C-USA 10th 0 11
2002 C-USA 8th 5 7
2003 Art Briles C-USA T–6th 7 6 Lost Hawai'i Bowl to Hawaii Warriors, 54–48^
2004 C-USA T–6th 3 8
2005 C-USA T–3rd 6 6 Lost Fort Worth Bowl to Kansas Jayhawks, 42–13^
2006 C-USA†‡ 1st 1st 10 4 Lost Liberty Bowl to South Carolina Gamecocks, 44–36^
2007 C-USA T–1st 8 5 Lost Texas Bowl to TCU Horned Frogs, 20–13^
2008 Kevin Sumlin C-USA 3rd 8 5 Won Armed Forces Bowl against Air Force Falcons, 34–28^
2009 C-USA T–1st 10 4 Lost Armed Forces Bowl to Air Force Falcons, 47–20^
2010 C-USA 3rd 5 7
2011 C-USA 1st 13 1 Won TicketCity Bowl against Penn State Nittany Lions, 30–14^ 18 14
2012 Tony Levine C-USA 3rd 5 7
2013 The American 4th 8 5 Lost BBVA Compass Bowl to Vanderbilt Commodores, 41–24^
2014 The American T–4th 8 5 Won Armed Forces Bowl against Pittsburgh Panthers, 35–34^
2015 Tom Herman The American†‡ 1st 1st 13 1 Won Peach Bowl against Florida State Seminoles, 38–24^ 8 8
2016 The American T–3rd 9 4 Lost Las Vegas Bowl to San Diego State Aztecs, 34–10^
Total 415 343 14 (only includes regular season games)
11 13 1 (only includes bowl games; 25 appearances)
426 356 15 (all games)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Overtime rules in college football were introduced in 1996, making ties impossible in the period since.[7]
  2. ^ Since 2005, Conference USA has been divided into two divisions, East and West; division winners selected as representatives that advanced to the Conference USA Football Championship Game determined the conference champion.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Houston Yearly Totals". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  2. ^ "Houston Historical Data". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  3. ^ "Houston Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  4. ^ "Football Record Book" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2010-12-02. 
  5. ^ "Houston Bowl History". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  6. ^ "Houston In the Polls". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  7. ^ Whiteside, Kelly (August 25, 2006). "Overtime system still excites coaches". USA Today. Archived from the original on September 28, 2009. Retrieved 2008-09-29. 
  8. ^ a b c https://web1.ncaa.org/LSDBi/exec/miSearch?miSearchSubmit=publicReport&key=195&publicTerms=THIS%20PHRASE%20WILL%20NOT%20BE%20REPEATED
  9. ^ https://web1.ncaa.org/LSDBi/exec/miSearch?miSearchSubmit=publicReport&key=316&publicTerms=THIS%20PHRASE%20WILL%20NOT%20BE%20REPEATED
  10. ^ a b c d https://web1.ncaa.org/LSDBi/exec/miSearch?miSearchSubmit=publicReport&key=456&publicTerms=THIS%20PHRASE%20WILL%20NOT%20BE%20REPEATED