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.
Hear from head coach Tony Levine, Kenneth Farrow and Zach McMillian
First ever meeting between the two schools
He helped coach an Oklahoma State offense that has averaged at least 40 points per game in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Meacham has been part of Oklahoma State offensive coaching staffs that led the Cowboys to top-20 national finishes in total offense in 2006 (16th), 2007 (seventh), 2008 (sixth), 2010 (third), 2011 (third) and 2012 (fourth).
From 2010-12 alone, the Cowboys scored more than 50 points 15 times, broke the 60-point mark in seven contests, the 70-point mark twice and the 80-point plateau once.
Under Meacham's direct watch, 2012 first-team All-Big 12 receiver Josh Stewart enjoyed one of the best sophomore seasons in OSU history with 101 catches for 1,210 yards and seven touchdowns. Stewart's 101 receptions were the fourth-most in school history and his 1,210 receiving yards trailed only Justin Blackmon (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Dez Bryant (Dallas Cowboys) on the all-time OSU list for sophomore wideouts.
Meacham coached inside receiver Josh Cooper (Cleveland Browns) to a spot on the OSU career top-10 in both receptions and receiving yards.
With Meacham serving as his position coach, Cooper ranked in the top 10 in the Big 12 and the top 50 nationally in receptions per game in both 2010 and 2011.
Meacham served as OSU's passing game coordinator in 2008 and 2009.
Among his charges at tight end during his OSU tenure is 2007 first-team All-Big 12 tight end Brandon Pettigrew, who went on to become a first-round draft choice (No. 20 overall) of the Detroit Lions.
Under Meacham's guidance, Pettigrew was a finalist for the 2008 Mackey Award presented to the nation's top tight end.
Meacham helped coach a 2008 Cowboy offense that ranked among the top 10 nationally in rushing, total offense, scoring and pass efficiency.
Meacham coached Pettigrew to a 2007 season in which he had 35 catches for 540 yards (15.4 yards per catch) and four touchdowns and was a first-team all-Big 12 honoree.
Meacham was instrumental in establishing a record-setting offense at Samford. He directed an attack in 2004 that set several school records, including passing yards (2,986), pass completions (256) and completion percentage (59.8).
Prior to Samford, Meacham worked the same kind of magic at Henderson State, where he was offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. During the 2000 season at Henderson State, Meacham coached an offense that broke two Division II national passing and receiving records, four Gulf South Conference records and nine school passing and receiving records.
Meacham's history of record-breaking offenses, however, began even before his stint at Henderson. He joined the staff at Jacksonville State in 1997 and in just his first season, JSU went 7-4 and recorded the biggest turnaround in Division I-AA. During his tenure at Jacksonville State, Meacham's offensive unit broke 21 school passing and receiving records.
Meacham also spent three years as the offensive coordinator at Georgia Military College. He first joined the GMC staff in 1991 and served as offensive line and tight ends coach. In 1994, he was promoted to offensive coordinator and helped guide the school to an impressive 35-8 record during his tenure.
Individually, he earned all-Big Eight honors and was an honorable mention All-American as a senior. He was a captain of the 1987 Sun Bowl team that defeated West Virginia. As an offensive lineman, Meacham blocked for both Thurman Thomas, a two-time Big Eight Player of the Year, and Barry Sanders, the 1988 Heisman Trophy winner.
In high school, he was a three-year starter and was a two-time all-district selection.
Meacham was born Dec. 16, 1964, in Arlington, Texas. He is married to the former Kendall Deas and they have three children: Peyton, Cole and Brooks.
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