2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
2-1, 2nd in American Athletic - West
Texas Tech defense steps up against Houston (2:07)
Shimonek finds Coutee for a 77-yard Texas Tech TD (0:26)
Texas Tech's King breaks out for 73 yards (0:34)
King breaks two tackles for a Houston TD (0:45)
Nisby pushes through for the first Texas Tech TD (0:23)

Paul Carcaterra ESPN Reporter 

Many believe Houston's Ed Oliver is the best Defensive Lineman in College Football. ESPN's Paul Carcaterra spends time with Ed, as well as brother and teammate Marcus Oliver.

ESPN Stats & Information

Can Coogs contain Red Raiders?

Houston (2-0) hosts Texas Tech (3-0) in an undefeated showdown on Saturday. The Red Raiders offense leads the FBS in yards per game (621) and is tied for four-most points per game (54).

ESPN Stats & Info

Houston, Purdue lead the way on defense

The Cougars and Boilermakers each put up nearly flawless performances this week, allowing a total of six points. Clemson wasn't too far off, shutting down Lamar Jackson and Louisville, while Texas defended admirably in an overtime loss to USC.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Bands from Houston and Rice with a display of unity at halftime, performing a joint rendition of "Amazing Grace" in honor of victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Cougar's Leday jukes his way into the end zone (0:25)
Cougars breakthrough into end zone for a TD (0:34)
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8dSam Khan Jr.

Houston, Rice show solidarity post-hurricane

Houston and Rice showed solidarity before their rivalry game kicked off on Saturday night in their first game in the city since Hurricane Harvey hit. A moment of silence in memory of victims of Harvey was observed before the game.

Houston DL Turner intercepts Rice's pass. (0:37)
Houston's Allen burst into end zone for TD (0:31)
Houston gets ready with 'Cage Sway' (0:54)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

They call this "the Cage Sway." The Houston Cougars rock back and forth and chant with the student section before tonight's game vs. Rice at TDECU Stadium.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Out in the Houston tailgate scene, of the most unique pieces of neckwear you'll ever see: a spinning chrome rim.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

The Spirit of Houston marching band's drum line with a little pregame action going on before Houston and Rice meet tonight at TDECU Stadium.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Tonight when they host Rice, the Houston Cougars will wear "HOUSTON" on the backs of their jerseys, a reminder to the players that they're playing for the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

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10dAdam Rittenberg

AAC readjusts slate for 7 teams in Irma's wake

The American Athletic Conference has adjusted the schedule for seven teams in the wake of Hurricane Irma, including rescheduling the USF-UConn game for Nov. 4.

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11dJoel Anderson

Ed Oliver's unbreakable bond with Houston

First, the five-star recruit stunned football fans by picking Houston. He never wavered after his coach, Tom Herman, headed for Austin. Now, with his hometown rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey, Ed Oliver is committed to his city.

Team Stats

Passing Yards298.7Tied-25th
Rushing Yards132.794th
Points For27.0Tied-84th
Points Against15.318th

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