Well it was nice while it lasted Houston. Against a stout UConn defense that entered allowing just over 19 points a game, the Cougars were held to 318 yards total offense, almost 200 below their season average. The Cougars' offense never showed up Saturday, committing four turnovers in a 20-17 loss to Connecticut.
UH twice had a chance to tie or pull ahead in the final five minutes, but the Cougars were stopped on fourth down and later intercepted to end the threat.
Blurbs and Notes:
“We don't like losing around here. Nobody likes losing. It's eye-opening. You go into complete introspection mode when you lose a game like that and ask a million questions about what could you have done better." Houston Head Coach Tom Herman
"It's not a funeral. Our goals that we set at the beginning to accomplish are still attainable. (The loss) is just a bump in the road." Tom Herman
- Even with the loss, UH can win the AAC West Division and play in the league's championship game by beating Navy at home Friday.
- Running back Kenneth Farrow went down with a foot injury on the last play of the third quarter.
- With a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by junior cornerback Brandon Wilson, Houston now has seven non-offensive touchdowns on the season (four defense, three special teams).
- With his performance Saturday, Kenneth Farrow now moves into fourth on the all-time Houston rushing yards list with 2,966 passing Joffrey Reyonds (1999-02) who had 2,947, and Robert Newhouse (1969-71) who had 2,961.
|Red Zone TDs/Chances||0/1||1/2|
|Def. Points Per Possession||1.43||1.21|
|Time of Possession||25:01||34:59|