Nov. 10, 2007
2007 Houston Cougars Football Postgame Notes
Houston Cougars (6-4, 5-2 C-USA) at Tulsa Golden Hurricane (7-3, 5-2 C-USA)
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 * H.A. Chapman Stadium * Tulsa, Okla.
** The Cougars fell to 17-16 (.515) all-time against Tulsa... The Cougars also saw their two-game winning streak aginst the Golden Hurricane snapped.
** The Cougars fell to 85-67-1 (.558) all-time against current teams in Conference USA.
** The Cougars fell to 120-97-4 (.552) all-time when playing in the month of November.
** The Cougars fell to 4-5 (.444) all-time when playing on Nov. 10.
** The Cougars fell to 26-26-1 (.500) all-time against teams from the state of Oklahoma.
** With seven points, the Cougars scored in their 90th consecutive game... The Cougars have not been shut out since a 48-0 loss at Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.
** With no points in the first half, the Cougars were held scoreless in the game's first 30 minutes for the first time since playing at C-USA rival UAB on Nov. 13, 2004.
** The Cougars failed to record at least 400 yards of total offense for the first time during the 2007 season... It also snapped the Cougars' streak of 10 straight games with at least 400 yards of total offense dating back to the 2006 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.
** The Cougars' 49-point loss at Tulsa was the biggest margin of defeat since UH suffered a 63-13 loss at Oklahoma on Sept. 11, 2004.
** With four receptions, senior wide receiver Donnie Avery extended his streak of games with at least one reception to 31 consecutive games, the 11th-longest streak among active players... Avery has not played a game without recording at least once reception since facing Tulane on Oct. 8, 2005.
** With 91 rushing yards, senior running back Anthony Alridge finished with 2,306 career yards to move into eighth place in UH history... Up next in the UH records book is Gene Shannon, who rushed for 2,332 yards from 1949 to 1951.
** Senior running back Anthony Alridge failed to record at least 100 rushing yards for the first time in the last six games... He joined Alois Blackwell, Robert Newhouse, Paul Gipson, Jim Strong and Donnie McGraw as the only players in UH history to accomplish that feat.
** Sophomore punter Chase Turner's 62-yard punt at the end of the first quarter was a career best... It topped his previous long of 59 yards set at C-USA rival UAB on Oct. 20, 2007.
** Sophomore free safety Tim Monroe recorded the first forced fumble and fumble recovery of his career around the 3:55 mark of the fourth quarter.