Cougars (7-2, 4-1) and Cardinals in pivotal American Athletic Conference match up
Hear from head coach Tony Levine, Jeremiah Farley and Kevin Forsch
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
AP Photos: Houston at East Carolina
2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013: Started all 13 games at right guard for Houston ... named a candidate for the National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award and a semifinalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy ... received the program's President's Academic Excellence Award ... played a total of 984 snaps with 35 knockdown blocks ... part of an offensive line that ranked fourth in The American Athletic Conference with 29 sacks given up ... team ranked third in the league with an average of 33.2 points per game.
2012: Played in 11 games with five starts at center ... helped pave the way five 100-yard rushing games from Houston running backs ... was a member of an offensive line that gave up just 18 sacks, a number that ranked second in Conference USA ... team ranked 15th nationally in total offense.
2011: Starting right guard in all-14 games last season, blocking for the nation's top offense ... Key figure on an offensive line that helped UH lead the country in passing yardage (450.1) and total offense (599.1) ... Also led America in scoring offense (49.3) ... Offensive line allowed just 1.3 sacks per game ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Conference USA honors.
2010: Played in 11 games, primarily on special teams ... Had a tackle vs. UCLA.
High School: Ranked No. 109 offensive guard by Scout.com ... Named First Team All-District ... Selected as the Klein Oak High Most Valuable Offensive Lineman ... Named to the Houston Chronicle and VYPE All-Greater Houston team ... Also selected to the All-State squad by the Texas Sports Writers Association ... Grabbed All-District and All-State Academic accolades ... Helped lead team to a the 5A state quarterfinals with a 10-2 record as a senior.
Personal: Full name is Kevin John Forsch... Born Feb. 2, 1991, in Raleigh, N.C. ... Son of Kent and Genevieve Forsch ... graduated in May of 2013 with a degree inbusiness.