Cougars (7-2, 4-1) and Cardinals in pivotal American Athletic Conference match up
Houston (7-1, 4-0) travels to Orlando, Fla. and plays on ESPN2 on Saturday at 6 p.m.
Thursday night game broadcast on ESPN at 6 p.m.
First ever meeting between the two schools
Cougars face namesake from BYU on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
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2012 First-Team All-Conference (OL)
Senior (2012): Started the season's first 10 games before missing the final two with an injury ... injury broke a streak of consecutive starts ... named offensive captain prior to the beginning of the year ... named first team All-Conference USA by the league's coaches and Phil Steele.
Redshirt Junior (2011): Starting left tackle in all-14 games last season, blocking for the nation's top offense ... Anchored an offensive line that helped UH lead the country in passing yardage (450.1), total offense (599.1) and scoring offense (49.3) ... Offensive line allowed just 1.3 sacks per game ... Named Second Team All-Conference USA at left tackle.
Sophomore (2010): Played in all 12 games, starting 11 at left tackle ... helped block for an offense that posted numbers ranked in the NCAA top-15 in passing, total and scoring offense ... Team's passing offense was fifth nationally and led Conference USA ... Line also averaged just one quarterback sack per game, which was tops in Conference USA and 15th in the NCAA ... Blocked for 1,000-yard receiver Patrick Edwards.
Redshirt Freshman (2009): Started each of the first four games at left tackle before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against C-USA rival UTEP ... Member of offensive front that posted 563.4 yards of total offense and 433.7 passing yards to lead the nation in both categories ... Offense recorded at least 390 yards of total offense in 13 games, at least 500 yards in 11 games and at least 600 yards in five games.
Freshman (2008): Sat out as a redshirt.
High School: Lettered for coaches John Outlaw and J.T. McManus at Lufkin High ... Ranked No. 104 offensive tackle nationally by Scout.com... First-Team All-District as a senior ... Helped lead team to 9-2 record and the District 15-5A championship ... Also played center for basketball team.
Personal:Full name is Jacolby Ryan Ashworth... Born Aug. 29, 1990, in Lufkin, Texas... son of Tracy Ashworth... Brother Jermichael Finley plays for the Green Bay Packers ... Brother Jovorskie Lane played at Texas A&M... Cousin of former UH and current Arizona Cardinals center Rex Hadnot... Majoring in sociology.