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    Nov. 24, 2007

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    2007 Houston Cougars Football Postgame Notes
    Texas Southern Tigers (0-11, 0-9 SWAC) vs. Houston Cougars (8-4, 6-2 C-USA)
    Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007 * John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium * Houston, Texas

    BOWL NOTES
    ** This marks the third consecutive season that the Cougars will compete in a bowl game... It is the first time that the Cougars will compete in three straight bowl games since UH competed in four straight from 1978 to 1981.

    ** This marks the fourth time in the last five seasons that the Cougars will compete in a bowl game... It is the first time since 1977-81 that the Cougars have accomplished that feat.

    ** With his team's appearance in the 2007 Texas Bowl, head coach Art Briles will lead the Cougars to their fourth bowl game during his five-year tenure... He joins former head coach Bill Yeoman as the only UH head coaches to lead their teams to multiple bowl appearances... Yeoman led the Cougars to 11 bowl games from 1962 to 1986.

    TEAM NOTES
    ** The Cougars' 59-point total was the highest since UH enjoyed an 61-34 win over Rice on Nov. 28, 1992... It also was the most points scored by the Cougars under head coach Art Briles.

    ** The Cougars' 53-point win was the biggest since UH enjoyed a 63-7 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Oct. 3, 1992... It also was the Cougars' biggest win under head coach Art Briles, topping the previous high of 39 points set during a 49-10 win at Conference USA rival UAB on Oct. 20, 2007.

    ** With Saturday's win, the Cougars finished the regular season with an 8-4 overall record and guaranteed their second straight winning season... This marked the first time since 1989-90 that UH posted consecutive winning seasons.

    ** Saturday's game was the first meeting between Houston and Texas Southern.

    ** The Cougars improved to 122-97-4 (.556) all-time when playing in the month of November.

    ** The Cougars improved to 8-0 (1.000) all-time when playing on Nov. 24.

    ** The Cougars improved to 129-116-9 (.526) all-time against teams from the state of Texas.

    ** The Cougars improved to 40-21-1 (.653) all-time during their season finales.

    ** The Cougars improved to 44-17-1 (.718) all-time during their home finales.

    ** The Cougars improved to 10-0 all-time against Division I-Championship Subdivision teams since 1978.

    ** With 59 points, the Cougars scored in their 92nd consecutive game... The Cougars have not been shut out since a 48-0 loss at Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.

    ** With 664 yards (377 rush, 287 pass) of total offense, the Cougars recorded at least 400 yards of total offense for the 11th time in 12 games during the 2007 season... It also was the 13th time in the last 14 games - dating back to the 2006 AutoZone Liberty Bowl - that the Cougars reached that milestone... Following Saturday's win, the Cougars improved to 31-14 (.689) since 2003 when racking up at least 400 yards of total offense.

    ** With 664 yards (377 rush, 287 pass) of total offense, the Cougars recorded at least 500 yards of total offense for the seventh time during the 2007 season... Following Saturday's win, the Cougars improved to 15-8 (.652) since 2003 when racking up at least 500 yards of total offense.

    ** With 664 yards (377 rush, 287 pass) of total offense, the Cougars recorded at least 600 yards of total offense for the second time during the 2007 season... Following Saturday's win, the Cougars improved to 4-1 (.800) since 2003 when racking up at least 600 yards of total offense.

    INDIVIDUAL NOTES
    ** With 163 rushing yards, senior running back Anthony Alridge has posted 1,568 rushing yards to date this season... That total ranks as the second highest in UH single-season history, trailing only the 1,757 yards by Robert Newhouse in 1977.

    ** With 163 rushing yards, senior running back Anthony Alridge recorded his eighth 100-yard rushing game of 2007 and the 12th of his career... The Cougars improved to 10-2 (.833during games in which Alridge reached triple digits in rushing yards.

    ** With two rushing touchdowns, senior running back Anthony Alridge recorded his 13th and 14th rushing scores this season... That total ties with Antowain Smith (1996) as the second-highest mark in UH single-season history and trails only Jackie Battle's 15 rushing touchdowns in 2006.

    ** With 12 100-yard rushing yard games during his career, senior running back Anthony Alridge moved past Alois Blackwell (11, 1975-77) and into sole possession of sixth place in UH career history... Up next in the UH records book is Joffrey Reynolds, who posted 13 100-yard rushing games from 1999 to 2002.

    ** Senior running back Anthony Alridge made the start at quarterback, his first at that position.

    ** With 11 rushes, senior running back Anthony Alridge has posted 244 rushing attempts during the 2007 season, the third-highest total in UH single-season history... Up next in the UH records book is Robert Newhouse, who rushed 277 times in 1971.

    ** With two touchdowns, senior running back Anthony Alridge scored his 18th and 19th touchdowns of the 2007 season... Up next in the UH records book is Manny Hazard, who scored 22 touchdowns in 1989.

    ** With 22 rushing touchdowns during his career, senior running back Anthony Alridge moved into seventh place in UH history... Up next in the UH records book is Gene Shannon (1949-51) and Joffrey Reynolds (1999-2002), who each rushed for 23 touchdowns during their careers.

    ** With 157 rushing yards, senior running back Anthony Alridge finished with 2,566 career yards to move past Alois Blackwell (2,467, 1975-77) into sixth place in UH history... Up next in the UH records book is Paul Gipson, who rushed for 2,769 yards from 1966 to 1968.

    ** With 168 all-purpose yards (157 rush, 11 receiving), senior running back Anthony Alridge has posted 2,161 all-purpose yards to date this season, the second-highest total in UH single-season history... Up next in the UH records book is Chuck Weatherspoon, who recorded 2,391 all-purpose yards (1,146 rush, 735 receive, 95 kickoff return, 415 punt return) in 1989.

    ** Senior running back Anthony Alridge joined former running back Chuck Weatherspoon as the only players in school history to record at least 2,000 all-purpose yards in a season... Weatherspoon accomplished the feat twice in 1989 and 1990.

    ** With two rushing touchdowns, senior running back Anthony Alridge now has scored 114 points in 2007, the fourth-highest total in UH single-season history... Up next in the UH records book is kicker Roman Anderson, who scored 115 points in 1990, and 131 points in 1989.

    ** With 143 receiving yards, senior wide receiver Donnie Avery posted his sixth 100-yard receiving game of 2007 and the 10th of his career... The Cougars improved to 4-6 (.400) during games in which Avery reached triple digits in receiving yards.

    ** With six receptions, senior wide receiver Donnie Avery extended his streak of games with at least one reception to 33 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 six receptions, senior wide receiver Donnie Avery has recorded 81 catches during the 2007 season, the seventh-highest total in UH single-season history.. Up next in the UH records book is Jason Phillips, who caught 99 passes in 1987.

    ** With 143 receiving yards, senior wide receiver Donnie Avery now has 3,169 career receiving yards... He joins Vincent Marshall (3,770 yards, 2003-06) and Elmo Wright (3,347 yards, 1968-70) as the only players to record at least 3,000 career receiving yards.

    ** Senior wide receiver Donnie Avery has recorded 1,336 receiving yards in 2007, the third-highest total in UH single-season history.. Up next in the UH records book is Jason Phillips, who finished with 1,444 yards in 1988.

    ** With 122 rushing yards, true freshman running back Terrance Ganaway posted the first 100-yard rushing game of his career... The Cougars improved to 1-0 when Ganaway rushed for at least 100 yards in a game.

    ** With senior running back Anthony Alridge's 157 yards and freshman running back Terrance Ganaway's 122 yards, the Cougar duo became the first teammates to rush for at least 100 yards in the same game since Alridge (252) and Jackie Battle (136) accomplished the feat against SMU on Nov. 11, 2006.

    *** At the 14:00 mark of the fourth quarter sophomore Mamoon Barbandi recorded a 41-yard interception return for a touchdown, the first interception and score for Barbandi. It was the first interception return for a touchdown since Willie Gaston returned a pick 75 yards for a touchdown against Memphis on Oct. 2, 2004.

    ** At the 7:57 mark of the second quarter sophomore defensive end Brian West recorded the first fumble recovery of his career.

    ** With his first-quarter PAT miss, senior kicker T.J. Lawrence had his string of consecutive extra-point attempts snapped at 54... Lawrence had made his first 50 this season and was 4-of-4 in 2006.

    ** Redshirt freshmen running back Brandon Richard, wide receiver Chaz Rodriguez, and fullback Jordan Shoemaker each made their first career starts.

     

     

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