April 27, 2012
Houston, Texas - Houston Football announced its 2012 schedule on Friday, which includes a Thursday night contest on Oct. 18 at SMU, the 67th annual Homecoming game on Nov. 10 against Tulsa and the Robertson Stadium finale on Nov. 24, vs. Tulane.
Houston allowed Conference USA television partners to make adjustments to next season's schedule before an official release, including the move of the SMU contest in Dallas to Thursday night. UH played a total of four non-Saturday games in 2011.
Game times and television information will be made available at a later date.
Houston opens the final season of play at Robertson Stadium on Sept. 1 vs. Texas State. The Bobcats begin their first season of competition in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and will visit Robertson Stadium for the final season opener at "The Rob". Texas State visited Houston for the 2010 season opener with UH coming away with a 68-28 victory.
Defending WAC champion, Louisiana Tech, visits Houston on Sept. 8 before the first road trip of 2012, a Sept. 15 contest at UCLA. The Bruins won the PAC-12's South Division crown and participated in the 2011 Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl vs. Illinois.
UH and Rice meet on Sept. 29 in the annual State Farm Bayou Bucket series at Reliant Stadium. The Cougars will serve as the visiting team in this year's contest, but fans are encouraged to purchase tickets through the Houston Athletics Ticket Office. Fans have the option of purchasing a ticket for the game along with their season-ticket package or can purchase tickets separately later this summer. In addition the game will be televised nationally on Fox Sport Net (FSN).
Back-to-back home games with North Texas (Oct. 6) and UAB (Oct. 13) lead into the Thursday night contest at SMU (Oct. 18), and a home game with UTEP (Oct. 27) caps the month of October.
Houston travels to East Carolina on Nov. 3 and hosts Tulsa in the 67th annual Homecoming Game. Game time for that contest is set for 4 p.m.
A Nov. 17 contest at Marshall leads Houston into the regular-season finale against Tulane (Nov. 24). That game will serve as the final regular-season home game in Robertson Stadium history.
Robertson Stadium was the site of the 2011 Conference USA Championship Game, and that contest will be played Dec. 1 at a site to be determined by regular-season conference finish.
Houston is scheduled to begin dismantling Robertson Stadium in mid-December 2012 and will return to campus for the 2014 campaign on the site of the current Robertson Stadium.
For more information on Houston Football and information on how to purchase your tickets for the 2012 campaign, please visit UHCougars.com.