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.
Senior (2012): Was limited to just one game with injuries but hauled in three receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown including a career-long catch of 49 yards at East Carolina.
Redshirt Junior (2011): Played in seven games, competing as a reserve wide receiver and as a special teams performer ... Made two catches for 28 yards and a score in the road win at North Texas ... Added a 23 yard kick return vs. the Mean Green ... Also made three tackles on special teams making stops in road wins at North Texas, Louisiana Tech and UTEP.
Redshirt Sophomore (2010): Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Recorded four catches for 33 yards and a touchdown against Texas State during the season opener ... Snared a 26-yard touchdown early in the third quarter against the Bobcats ... Hauled in a 17-yard touchdown reception on his only catch against Mississippi State.
Sophomore (2009): Did not compete in any games.Track and Field: Won the 2010 Conference USA championship in the long jump and 200-meter race... Finished second in the 100-meter dash and 4x100-meter relay ... NCAA Regional qualifier in 100-meter and 200-meter.
Freshman (2008): Competed in seven games, mostly during the second half of the season... made his collegiate debut against Southern during the season opener. Track and Field: 2009 NCAA Regional qualifier in the 100-meter.
High School: Competed at L.V. Hightower High for head coach Gene Johnson ... Ranked No. 292 nationally by Scout.com ... Member of the Houston Chronicle Area Top-110 team ... Received Special Teams Award from the Houston Touchdown Club ... Competed in track for head coach David Pollack ... Was second in state in the 100-meters and was a member of the national-record setting 4x200-meter team that posted a time of 1:23.92 ... Member of state championship squad in 2007... Earned gold medal at the World Youth Championships in Ostrava, Czech Republic in 2007... Honors student and was a member of Who's Who in Minority Leadership.
Personal: Full name is Isaiah Raghib Sweeney... Born Aug. 1, 1990, in Missouri City, Texas... son of Paul and Sheila Sweeney ... Brother, Ahmad, played football for Rice ... Majoring in retailing and consumer science.