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, starting the final two at left guard ... played in 236 snaps on the season ... 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 12 games at left guard ... 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 left 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.
2010: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams ... Made his collegiate debut against Texas State during the home opener ... Assisted on a tackle on special teams against the Bobcats.
High School: Ranked No. 79 offensive guard by Scout.com ... Ranked No. 62 in Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 ... Two-time First Team All-District ... Was named to the Preseason All-State team ... Helped lead team to 7-5 record as a senior ... All-State Third-Team selection ... Unanimous All-District First Team honoree as a junior and senior.
Personal: Full name is Tyler Lee Cloud ... born Sept. 4, 1990, in Lewisville, Texas ... son of Kim and Ty Cloud ... graduated in May of 2013 with a degree inconsumer sciences and marketing.