University of Houston quarterback David Piland threw for four touchdowns and 141 yards as the Cougars closed out their spring season with the annual Spring Game at Carl Lewis Field.
Piland, who finished the game 14-of-21, connected with four different receivers for scores in the game. The Southlake, Texas, native hit sophomore receiver Casey Martin on a 5-yard strike for the game's first score and followed that with a 2-yard touchdown to sophomore Deontay Greenberry on a fade route.
Martin led the Cougars with seven catches, while Greenberry finished with a game-high 76 receiving yards off five catches.
On the ground, sophomore running back Justin Hicks led the Cougars with 39 rushing yards on seven attempts.
Dewayne Peace hauled in a 19-yard touchdown from Piland for the game's longest scoring play, and senior wideout Xavier Maxwell ended the touchdown scoring with a 10-yard catch.
Sophomore kicker Sam Martin ended the night's scoring with a 21-yard field goal.
Defensively, redshirt freshman defensive back Brandon Wilson led the Cougars with five solo tackles and one assist and broke up a game-high three passes. Sophomore linebacker Andrew Hogan posted four solo tackles and three assists, while senior linebacker George Bamfo added four solo stops and an assist.
Redshirt freshman defensive end Cameron Malveaux was credited with the game's lone sack, while junior defensive back Turon Walker snared the only interception of the night.
SPRING GAME STATISTICS Scoring
Casey Martin 5 pass from David Piland (Richie Leone kick)
Deontay Greenberry 2 pass from Piland (Leone kick)
Dewayne Peace 19 pass from Piland (Leone kick)
Xavier Maxwell 10 pass from Piland (Leone kick)
Sam Martin 21 field goal
Brandon Wilson - 5 solo tackles, 1 assists, 3 PBUs
Andrew Hogan - 4 solo tackles, 3 assists
George Bamfo - 4 solo tackles, 1 assist
Josh McNeill - 4 solo tackles
Derrick Mathews - 3 solo tackles, 1 assist
Efrem Oliphant - 3 solo tackles, 1 assist
Trevon Randle - 3 solo tackles, 1 assist
Alex Tillman - 3 solo tackles, 1 assist
Elandon Roberts - 3 solo tackles, 1 assist
Steve Taylor - 3 solo tackles
Jarrett Irving - 2 solo tackles, 2 assists, 1 PBU
D.J. Gatlin- 2 solo tackles, 1 assist, 2 PBUs
Davonte Thomas - 2 tackles, 1 assist
Caleb Tucker - 2 solo tackles
Zach McMillian - 2 solo tackles
Eric Eiland - 2 solo tackles
Earl Foster - 2 solo tackles
Trevon Stewart - 2 assists
Steven Aikens - 1 solo tackles, 5 assists
Turon Walker - 1 solo tackle, 1 assist, 1 INT
Cameron Malveaux - 1 sack, 1 solo tackle
Austin Wilson - 1 solo tackle
Alex Anoric - 1 solo tackle
Vincent Hall - 1 assist
Jeremiah Farley - 2 PBUs
William Moore - 1 PBU
Houston closed out its fourth week of spring practice Friday with its second scrimmage of the spring session. The two-hour long workout conducted at Carl Lewis Field under picture-perfect weather conditions featured a total of 39 points from the UH offense and number of defensive stands in a back-and-forth battle.
Kenneth Farrow, Ryan Jackson and Justin Hicks all picked up rushing TDs while David Piland tossed the day's lone passing touchdown, a 17-yard strike to Shane Ros.
Hicks led all Houston players on the ground with 10 carries for 66 yards and one touchdown while freshman D'Juan Hines led the Cougars in the air with two receptions for 59 yards.
Defensively, sophomore Adrian McDonald, who had five tackles and ended a scoring threat with an interception in the north end zone of Carl Lewis Field, and junior Trevor Harris with five tackles including two for loss, led Houston.
Houston returns to the practice field on Monday at 4:30 p.m. in the first of three practices next week before ending the 2013 spring session with its annual spring game on Friday, April 12, at 7 p.m. Admission to theevent is free with gates opening at 6 p.m. Concessions and a kids zone will be available throughout the game as well.
Kenneth Farrow 1-yd TD run (Richie Leone extra point)
Ryan Jackson 4-yd TD run (Extra point no good)
Justin Hicks 4-yd TD run (Kyle Bullard extra point)
David Piland 17-yd TD pass to Shane Ros (Richie Leone extra point)
Richie Leone 18-yd field goal
Richie Leone 20-yd field goal
Kyle Bullard 23-yd field goal
Richie Leone 43-yd field goal
David Piland - 8-13, 84 yds, 1 TD, 1 INT
Bram Kohlhausen - 3-6, 58 yds
Calvin Garrett - 2-4 24 yds
Rex Dausin - 2-3, 6 yds
Justin Hicks - 10-66 yds, 1 TD
Ryan Jackson - 6-61 yds, 1 TD
Kenneth Farrow - 6-44 yds, 1 TD
David Piland - 2-7
Bram Kohlhausen - 1-6
Randall Hollimon - 5-5
Xavier Brown - 5-1
D'Juan Hines - 2-59
Shane Ros - 2-42, 1 TD
Casey Martin - 3-23
Larry McDuffey - 2-16
Kenneth Farrow - 2-11
Deontay Greenberry - 2-9
Justin Hicks - 1-8
Ryan Jackson - 1-5
Richie Leone 6-254 yds
Trevor Harris - 5 tackles, 2 tackles for loss
Adrian McDonald - 5 tackles, 1 INT
Steve Taylor - 4 tackles
Davonte Thomas - 4 tackles
Eric Eiland - 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 one tackle for loss
Jarrett Irving - 3 tackles
Cameron Malveaux - 3 tackles, 1 sack, 2 one tackles for loss
Derrick Mathews - 3 tackles
Zach McMillian - 3 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Trevon Randle - 3 tackles
Elandon Roberts - 3 tackles
Earl Foster - 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Vincent Hall -2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Andrew Hogan - 2 tackles
Efrem Oliphant - 2 tackles
Steven Aikens - 1 tackle
George Bamfo, - 1 tackle, 1 tackle flor loss
Eric Braswell - 1 tackle
Jeremiah Farley - 1 tackle
Joey Mbu - 1 tackle
Trevon Stewart -1 tackle
Brandon Wilson - 1 tackle
Houston hit the fields on Monday and returned to the swing of things in the 10th practice of spring ball.
Amid the most humid conditions of the season so far, the Cougars worked up a good sweat in a preview of what most teams have to suffer through when they come to Houston in the fall.
Following individual drills on the practice field, the team moved over to the Carl Lewis Field for live action.
Enjoying a preview of the weather to come, the Cougars stuck around post practice to prepare for the remainder of the year to take in some extra conditioning.
Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. is the next time the Cougars take to the practice fields. A reminder to the Cougar nation that practices are open to the public and the fields are located behind the Athletic/Alumni Center. Parking lot 15H (between Cougar Softball Stadium and the tennis courts) is available for free parking after 5 p.m.
Having passed the halfway mark of spring practice on Wednesday, the Houston Football program returned to the field Friday afternoon for the ninth of 15 spring practices.
A south breeze greeted the Cougars as they trotted out to the fields past a number of middle school football players on campus for a youth experience. Head coach Tony Levine spoke to the group prior to practice as did Associate Director of Sports Performance Antwan Floyd and Houston FCA Director Mikado Hinson.
After individual team work, the group moved to Carl Lewis Field for live team action that featured a number of plays highlighted by along touchdown pass from Bram Kohlhausen to Mark Roberts in the back corner of the north end zone.
Houston returns to work in its 10th practice on Monday at 4:30 p.m. As all spring practices are, Monday's workout is open to the public and will be located at the practice fields behind the Athletics/Alumni Center at 3100 Cullen Blvd.
Houston officially moved to the second half of spring practice as it completed its eighth of 15 practices Wednesday afternoon. As the temperature dropped, the team moved to Carl Lewis field for its usual full team drills.
After a period of full-field drills, the team moved to the north end of the field for a live simulated overtime period with the first team offense facing the first team defense and the same for the program's second teams.
After back-to-back field goals from the first and second team offenses, the second team offense opened up the second overtime periodwith a second field goal before Zach McMillian ended the drill with an interception in the end zone against the first team.
Houston returns to practice on Friday with the ninth session being held at 4:30 p.m. at the practice fields located behind the Athletics/Alumni Center located at 3100 Cullen Blvd. As it is for all spring practices, Friday's workout is open to the public.
The Houston Football program is nearing the halfway point of the 2013 spring schedule with Monday's session being the seventh of 15 practices.
The Cougars were decked out in full pads and hit the fields running, as they went through their conditioning and stretching exercises by the UH Sports Performance staff. From there, special teams work started the practice before breaking out to position group workouts.
The team reconvened over at the Carl Lewis Field as the intensity went up a few notches with the offense on defense competing against each other. In-game situational work concluded the practice.
The two-hour practice was held in sunny and near-perfect conditions. After the allotted practice was over and the coaches went inside, the skill positions groups stuck around and enjoyed the weather while working with one another.
Spring ball continues in pads this week on Wednesday with Practice #8.
Houston closed its second week of practices Saturday with a one-hour scrimmage, its first of the spring.
Working in an intermittent drizzle, offensive and defensive units were given the opportunity to impress coaches and observers while working north-to-south on Carl Lewis Field.
The current No. 1 offensive unit opened the scrimmage at its own 30-yard line and drove 70 yards down the field culminating in a six-yard TD pass from David Piland to Dewayne Peace.
After the offense picked up back-to-back field goals from Kyle Bullard (44 yards) and Richie Leone (25 yards), the Houston defense held form for several drives.
Bram Kohlhausen tossed the day's second touchdown pass, lofting a 10-yard pass to Mark Roberts in the back corner of the end zone before Leone ended the day's scoring with a 45-yard field goal.
Piland and Kohlhausen each finished with a TD while Kohlhausen's 128 yards edged Piland's 125 yards.
Justin Hicks led all ball carriers with five rushing attempts for 28 yards while Kenneth Farrow had five carries for 26 yards.
Peace's touchdown reception was one of his five, accounting for 35 yards, while Roberts finished with four receptions for 57 yards and one TD.
Defensively, Houston was led by Earl Foster, who finished with five tackles, three pass break ups and one interception. Steven Taylortied Foster for the team lead with his five stops.
Steven Aikens joined Foster in the interception column while Elandon Roberts recovered a fumble to end an early offensive drive.
Houston returns to the practice field Monday afternoon at 4:30 p.m. in its seventh of 15 spring sessions. The practice is open to thepublic.
Dewayne Peace six-yard TD pass from David Piland (Richie Leone XP)
Kyle Bullard 44-yard field goal
Richie Leone 25-yard field goal
Mark Roberts 10-yard TD pass from Bram Kohlhausen (SamMartin XP)
Richie Leone 45-yard field goal
Bram Kohlhausen - 14-23, 128 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs
David Piland - 12-22, 125 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT
Calvin Garrett - 2-8, 27 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Rex Dausin - 0-2, 0 yards, 0 TD, 0 INT
Justin Hicks - 5-28
Kenneth Farrow - 5-26
Justin Limbrick - 2-18
Randall Hollimon - 4-15
Ryan Jackson - 3-10
Kent Brooks - 4-9
David Piland - 1-5
Bram Kohlhausen - 1-2
Dewayne Peace 5-35, 1 TD
Mark Roberts - 4-57, 1 TD
Xavier Maxwell - 4-55
Deontay Greenberry - 3-37
Wayne Beadle - 3-35
Shane Ros - 3-15
Larry McDuffey - 2-16
D'Juan Hines - 2-9
Kent Brooks - 1-11
Kenneth Farrow - 1-10
Earl Foster - 5 tackles, 3 pass break ups, 1 interception
Steven Taylor - 5 tackles
Trevon Stewart - 4 tackles
George Bamfo - 4 tackles
Trevon Randle - 4 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
Elandon Roberts - 3 tackles, 1 fumble recovery
B.J. Singleton - 3 tackles
Steven Aikens - 3 tackles, 1 interception
Vincent Hall - 3 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 3 sacks.
Eric Eiland - 2 tackles
Derrick Mathews - 2 tackles, 1 pass break up
Devin Parks - 2 tackles, 2 pass break ups
Jarrett Irving - 2 tackles, 1 pass break up
Austin Wilson - 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss
Davonte Thomas - 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
Trevor Harris - 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
Raashad Johnson - 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
William Moore - 1 tackle, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
Cameron Malveaux - 1 tackle, 1 tackle for loss, 1 sack
Eric Braswell - 1 tackle, 1 pass break up, 1 tackle for loss
Thomas Bates - 1 tackle, 1 pass break up
Joey Mbu - 1 tackle
Andrew Hogan - 1 tackle
Tomme Mark - 1 pass break up
Richie Leone - 6-240 yards, 40.0 average, 56 long
Richie Leone - 30 (no good), 25 (good), 45 (good), 52 (no good)
Kyle Bullard - 44 (good)
The Houston Football program completed its first third of 2013 spring practice as Friday marked its fifth of 15 spring sessions.
The Cougars returned to the field in helmets, jerseys and shorts after spending the past two practices in full pads. The two-hour session was conducted under overcast skies but in perfect temperatures.
Following daily special teams drills, the team moved to individual position groups before reconvening for a quick team session to end the day.
Houston returns to action Saturday with a scrimmage on Carl Lewis Field beginning at 2 p.m. Action is open to the public and fans can check with UHCougars.com for stats from Saturday's scrimmage.
After taking a week off for spring break, the Houston Football program returned to the practice field for the third of 15 spring practices Tuesday. After spending the first two practices in helmets, the Cougars donned full pads for the first time this spring.
Prior to the start of practice, head coach Tony Levine announced that senior Kent Brooks had moved from safety to running back.
The team opened the two-hour workout with special teams workouts with punter Richie Leone booming the ball into the Houston sky and a face that may surprise some receiving time at punt returner, sophomore linebacker Trevon Randle.
After an hour on the usual practice fields, the team moved to Carl Lewis field for seven-on-seven drills before progressing into full team activity that was highlighted by a long touchdown catch from senior Xavier Maxwell and a big hit across the middle from sophomore linebacker Elandon Roberts.
Houston returns to the field Wednesday at 4:30 for its fourth spring practice. As it all spring, the event will be open to the public.
Although the University of Houston does not officially move to the BIG EAST until July 1, 2013, the Houston football program will spend this Spring preparing for the challenges it will face in its new conference this fall.
One of the challenges for Tony Levine in his second season as a head coach is a 12-game schedule that features opponents that went to seven bowls in 2012 and a 2012 combined record of 85-65.
Houston will welcome new conference foes Cincinnati (10-3 record in 2013), Memphis (4-8), SMU (7-6) and USF (3-9) to its temporary home while the Houston Football Stadium, set to open in August of 2014, is being constructed.
The Cougars will also travel to face BIG EAST foes UCF (10-4), Louisville (11-2), Rutgers (9-4) and Temple (4-7). In non-conference action, UH will face off against BYU (8-5), UTSA (8-4), Rice (7-6) and Southern (4-7).
In 2013 Houston returns 21 letterwinners on both offense and defense with a combined 303 career starts. In all, 30 players with starting experience return from the 2012 roster that lost 17 starters with a combined 217 games started. The returning group includes eight players that received All-Conference USA honors.
Changes were made to the coaching staff as well. On offense, new offensive coordinator Doug Meacham spent the last eight seasons on an Oklahoma State staff that consistently produced one of the nation's top offenses. He'll be joined on the offensive side of the ball by offensive line coach Glen Elarbee whose 2012 line at Middle Tennessee State ranked second nationally with just seven sacks given up.
On the defensive side of the ball, David Gibbs returns to the college ranks as Houston's defensive coordinator after spending eight of his last nine seasons in the NFL. A veteran of seven collegiate coaching staffs that advanced to bowl games, Gibbs will be joined by linebackers coach Vernon Hargreaves. A 28-year coaching veteran, Hargreaves has been a part of a staff that has advanced to a bowl game in 12 of the last 15 seasons including back-to-back BCS National Championship appearances at Miami.
The Houston football team returned to its practice fields Wednesday for its second of 15 spring practices. In cooler weather than Monday's spring opener, the team practiced in helmets and shorts for a little over two hours. After position group drills on the team's main two practice fields, team drills were moved to Carl Lewis Field.
Sophomore Luke Stice moved from linebacker to fullback it was announced prior to Wednesday's practice. A Midland, Texas product, Stice played in nine games in 2012 and recorded eight tackles on special teams.
Following spring break next week, Houston returns to the practice field on Tuesday, March 19, for its third spring practice. The program will hold its annual Pro Day at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 18 for NFL Draft eligible individuals.
HOUSTON - Houston hit the field Monday for the first time in 2013 as it kicked off its 15-practice spring session off with a two-hour session in picture-perfect weather. The team donned helmets and practice jerseys for its first on-field work with four new assistant coaches, including both coordinators.
"It's an exciting day. It'll be a long spring in terms of really maximizing our days. It's going to be a physical spring as well. I'm excited to get going," said Tony Levine who enters his second season as Houston's head coach. "I don't want it to sound like they haven't been tough or physical in the past, but there's going to be a tremendous emphasis on getting tougher; being mentally tougher and physically tougher all throughout this spring and summer. It's something we started right at the beginning of this semester."
Levine added four new members to his staff this offseason in offensive coordinator Doug Meacham, defensive coordinator David Gibbs and assistant coaches Glen Elarbee (offensive line) and Vernon Hargreaves (linebackers). In addition, Travis Bush was promoted to assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator.
Houston returns 97.5 percent of its 1,814 rushing yards from 2012, 75.3 percent of its 3,936 passing yards and 89.2 percent of its receiving yards from last season. Defensively the Cougars return 54.8 percent of its 1,137 tackles and 57.9 percent of its 19 interceptions in 2012.
Monday's practice was the first of 15 this spring with all practices open to the public. Practices will kick off at 4:30 p.m. and be held at the Houston Football practice fields and Carl Lewis Field located behind the Athletics/Alumni Center at 3100 Cullen Blvd.
Fans attending practices are asked to remain outside the fields' boundary
lines and are asked to refrain from cellphone usage during practice. The area between the two practice fields will be limited to team personnel and media only.
The program announced Monday its 2013 Spring Game on Friday, April 12, will be held at Delmar Stadium, located at 2020 Mangum Road in Northwest Houston. Admission to the game, scheduled to kickoff at 7 p.m., is free.
Houston will also host its annual Pro Day on Monday, March 18 at 8 a.m. inside its Athletics/Alumni Center for the program's NFL-eligible prospects.
With spring practice kicking off Monday, The University of Houston football program announced its 2013 Spring Game on Friday, April 12, will be held at Carl Lewis Field, located behind the the Athletics/Alumni Center at 3100 Cullen Blvd. Admission to the game is free and gates to the event will open at 6 p.m. with a Kids Zone featuring inflatable games on the northeast side of Carl Lewis Field also open at that time.
Following the game, Houston fans will be invited inside the Athletics/Alumni Center where the team will hold a free 30-minute autograph session.
There will be no charge for parking at the event and lots around the athletics center will open at 4 p.m. for spring game attendees.