HOUSTON - The American Athletic Conference announced date changes for two Houston Football games Tuesday to accommodate national television broadcasts. The Cougars open the new Houston Football Stadium at 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 29, when it hosts UTSA in a game broadcasted nationally on ESPNews.
Houston’s game vs. Temple, originally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 18, will move to Friday, Oct. 17, at 8 p.m. in a game televised nationally by ESPNU.
The games are the third and fourth Houston games of the season to be designated for national broadcast as The American previously announced ESPN national TV selections for two Houston games on March 17 at BYU on Thursday, Sept. 11, and against UCF on Thursday, Oct. 2, on the worldwide leader in sports broadcasting.
Houston opens the season with back-to-back home games its new Houston Football Stadium. The first game in the stadium's history is slated for Friday, Aug. 29, vs. UTSA, followed by a home tilt vs. Grambling on Sept. 6.
Following its first bye of the season, UH returns home on Saturday, Sept. 27, to face Tennessee Tech.
Houston returns to the national TV stage on Thursday, Oct. 2, as it hosts the 2014 Fiesta Bowl champion and The American champion UCF.
UH then travels to Memphis on Saturday, Oct. 11, before hosting Temple for the first time since 1989 on Friday, Oct. 17.
The season's second bye on Oct. 25 is followed by a Nov. 1 trip to Tampa, Fla., to face USF before a return home on Nov. 8 to take on Tulane. Houston's third and final bye falls on Nov. 15.
The Cougars close out the 2014 regular season with three straight American Conference games, including two on the road. UH's 2014 home finale falls on Saturday, Nov. 22, vs. Tulsa before Houston hits the road for back-to-back games.
The American's Texas showdown will occur on Black Friday for the second straight year as UH travels to Dallas to face SMU on Friday, Nov. 28, before closing the regular season on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Cincinnati.
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|Friday, Aug. 29||UTSA||Houston, Texas||UH leads 1-0||UH 59, UTSA 28 (2013)|
|Saturday, Sept. 6||Grambling State||Houston, Texas||UH leads 1-0||UH 42, Grambling 22 (2006)|
|Thursday, Sept. 11||at BYU||Provo, Utah||BYU leads 1-0||BYU 47, UH 46 (2013)|
|Saturday, Sept. 27||Tennessee Tech||Houston, Texas||Never Played||Never Played|
|Thursday, Oct. 2||UCF||Houston, Texas||UCF leads 3-1||UCF 19, UH 14 (2013)|
|Saturday, Oct. 11||at Memphis||Memphis, Tenn.||UH leads 13-9||UH 25, Memphis 15 (2013)|
|Friday, Oct. 17||Temple||Houston, Texas||UH leads 3-0||UH 22, Temple 13 (2013)|
|Saturday, Nov. 1||at USF||Tampa, Fla.||USF leads 2-1||UH 35, USF 23 (2013)|
|Saturday, Nov. 8||Tulane||Houston, Texas||UH leads 14-4||UH 40, Tulane 17 (2012)|
|Saturday, Nov. 22||Tulsa||Houston, Texas||UH leads 20-18||Tulsa 41, UH 7 (2012)|
|Friday, Nov. 28||at SMU||Dallas, Texas||UH leads 18-10-1||UH 34, SMU 0 (2013)|
|Saturday, Dec. 6||at Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio||UH leads 13-9||Cincinnati 24, UH 17 (2013)|