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.
2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
2013: Started at left tackle in the season opener before suffering a knee injury that would keep him out of the next 10 games ... saw action against SMU ... finished the year with 57 snaps ... 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: Started all 10 games at right tackle while missing two others with an injury ... 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: Reserve offensive lineman that helped block for the nation's top offense ... UH led 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.
2010: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams.
High School: Ranked No. 76 offensive tackle by Scout.com at Marshall High ... Named First Team All-District ... Honored at the Touchdown Club of Houston ... Competed in the Blue Chip All-Star Game.
Personal: Full name is Izuchukwu Ralph Oragwu ... Born April 16, 1992, in Lagos, Nigeria ... son of Josephine and Ralph Oragwu ...graduated in May of 2013 with a degree in sociology.