April 7, 2012
HOUSTON - University of Houston football fans took in the second scrimmage of the spring preseason Saturday afternoon at Robertson Stadium, and enjoyed the Cougar Youth Experience immediately following on the field.
The youth experience allowed fans between grades K-8, to get on the field and participate in drills with the Houston Cougars football team and coaches. Following the drills, the team stuck around for autographs and pictures with their young fans.
Campers can get another chance to drill with the team and coaches on June 11-13 as Houston Football recently announced their summer camp info which can be found here.
The scrimmage lasted over 60 plays and saw three touchdowns scored by the offense with the defense having a good outing with a number of stops and one turnover caused.
David Piland threw the ball with efficiency as he completed most of his passes with a touchdown and the lone interception of the day. He led the offense on a scoring drive and connected with Kenneth Bibbins in the end zone during some red zone drills.
Thomas Bates thrawrted a long drive as the Cougar offense marched down the field before turning the ball over in the end zone. Bates was able to get his head around and locate the ball and out jumped Dwayne Peace on the corner route to secure the only turnover of the game.
Matt Hogan connected on his first try from 46 yards out and would his other attempt wide right.
The defense held their own in the scrimmage with four sacks and some heavy hits on their offensive counterparts. Linebacker Everett Daniels delivered two hits that would be heard around the stadium in one series with one of the tackles stopping wide receiver Isaiah Sweeney just short of the first down.
Linebackers Phillip Steward and George Bamfo had back-to-back sacks at one point in the later portion of the scrimmage. Defensive lineman Chris Hill and Ameen Behbahani recorded the other two sacks for the defense.
The Cougars return to practice on Monday for the final week of work during the spring season culminating in the Red & White Game on Friday at 7 p.m. For more information on the Red & White Game, please visit UHCougars.com.