2016 Oklahoma Football Opponent First Look |Houston Cougars


Series Record: OU 2 – Houston 0

Last Meeting: September 11, 2004, OU 63 – Houston 13

Returning Starters: 12; 6 offense, 5 defense, kicker

2015 Offensive Rank 

Scoring | 10th (40.4 ppg)

Passing | 44th (248.4 ypg)

Rushing | 13th (235.8 ypg)

2015 Defensive Rank

Scoring | 20th (20.7 ppg)

Rushing | 8th (108.9 ypg)

Passing | 115th (274.7 ypg)

Offensive Players to Watch: QB Greg Ward Jr., RB Duke Catalon, WR Chance Allen

Defensive Players to Watch: DE Cameron Malveaux, DT B.J. Singleton, LB Steven Taylor

What’s greatly overlooked with the Houston Cougars is how good their defense was in 2015. They were Top 20 in points allowed but the explosiveness of their offense and the high-impact of Greg Ward Jr. on the flow of a game overshadowed the accomplishments of the defense.

The Sooners will have their hands full Greg Ward Jr. but Baker Mayfield is bringing his own bag of tricks, along with his supporting cast, and these two quarterbacks are going attempt to put on a display of fast-paced offenses.

Oklahoma’s running backs may be the best duo in the country but with Houston returning four players along the defensive line, along with linebacker Steven Taylor, the best attack to soften their defense will be through the air.

Buckle up. This game could quickly turn into a whole lot of fun!

2 Replies to “2016 Oklahoma Football Opponent First Look |Houston Cougars”

    1. I wondered the same thing. I’ve got Houston sideline reporter Jeremy Branham lined up for our next podcast and I’ll try to remember to ask him.

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