Oct. 25, 2013
When Houston receiver Shane Ros tore his ACL last spring, he knew he wouldn't be able to play this fall. That didn't change Ros' influence with the team, however, as he remains a constant presence around practice and Houston games, home and away. While he's around the program, Ros will provide an inside look and player's perspective of the program to UHCougars.com.
It was the battle of the Cougars last Saturday afternoon as the boys from the Tre’ took on BYU at Reliant Stadium. The game started off fast as both teams produced big play after big play. There were interceptions, kickoff returns, turnovers and touchdowns, all of which added to the excitement. After 30 minutes of play, all of the Cougars headed to the locker room with Houston leading BYU 38-34.
With both teams on pace to score nearly 70 points, this one had the looks of an offensive shootout that would come down to the last possession. However both defensive staffs made excellent half time adjustments and were able to hold each other’s high-octane offenses in check the rest of the way. In the end the hometown Cougars lost a heartbreaker, 47-46, in a game that left even the fans gasping for air.
It’s always tough to lose a game when you leave everything out on the field and just like Coach Levine says, “There are no moral victories.” A loss is a loss and a win is a win, whether the margin is one point or 50 points. Despite the loss, all of our goals are still right out in front of us. We still control our own destiny in the American Athletic Conference and the conference championship is still right there for the taking.
The good thing about this day system we all go by is that after Saturday comes Sunday and Sunday is a new day. So on Sunday we put BYU behind us and started looking forward to Rutgers. This week's contest marks our third American game of the year and is an opportunity to improve our conference record to 3-0. The Scarlet Knights present a great challenge that will test the Cougars in all aspects of the game. This trip to Jersey should be a fun one and a great chance for the Cougars to get back in the Win column.
Shane Ros #19