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.
2009-10 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013: Played in 10 games while starting the first two games of the season at weakside linebacker ... finished the regular season with 21 tackles ... recovered his first career fumble against Southern ... also had a career-high eight tackles against the Jaguars.
2012: Played in 11 games as a backup linebacker and special teams contributor ... picked up one start in a four-linebacker front in the season finale vs. Tulane ... finished the year with nine tackles including half tackles for loss against UAB and Tulane ... had a half sack against UAB ... broke up a pass against North Texas.
(2011):Played in 12 games and saw extensive action during passing situations because of his speed coming off the edge ... Recorded seven total tackles and a career high three sacks in the home win against East Carolina ... Ranked third on the club with his 3.0 sacks last season ... Added a tackle for loss in the win against Rice.
(2010): Played in all 11 games, starting one against UCF ... Recorded a career-best five tackles in the season opener vs. Texas State ... Posted three stops at SMU ... had two tackles at Memphis ... Recorded one tackle vs. UCF ... Posted one tackle in the season finale at Texas Tech.
Freshman (2009): Redshirted.
High School: First-Team All-District pick as a senior at Heath High ... Helped lead team to a 13-1 record as a senior ... Played basketball, ran track and participated in powerlifting ... Ran a 4.5 in the 40-yard dash.
Personal:Full name is George Ampadu Bamfo... Born Nov. 15, 1990, in Ghana ... son of George and Donna Bamfo ... graduated in May of 2013 with a degree in retailing and consumer science.
George Bamfo's Career Highs