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2006 Houston Cougars football team

The 2006 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH represented the University of Houston in the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the 61st year of season play for Houston. The team was coached by fourth year head football coach, Art Briles. The team played its home games at Robertson Stadium, a 32,000-person capacity stadium on-campus in Houston. After regular season play where Houston won the C-USA West division, the Cougars defeated the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in the Conference USA Football Championship to become conference champions for the first time since 1996.[1][2]

2006 Houston Cougars football
Houston Cougars Logo (1999-2012).svg
C-USA champion
C-USA West Division champion
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest
2006 record10–4 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coachArt Briles
Offensive coordinatorRandy Clements and Philip Montgomery
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorAlan Weddell
Home stadiumRobertson Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Southern Miss x   6 2         9 5  
East Carolina   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
UCF   3 5         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West Division
Houston x$   7 1         10 4  
Rice   6 2         7 6  
Tulsa   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         6 6  
UTEP   3 5         5 7  
Tulane   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Houston 34, Southern Miss 20
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28:00 PMat RiceCSTVW 31–3023,352
September 96:00 PMTulaneW 45–716,506
September 166:00 PMGrambling State*
  • Robertson Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 42–2227,302
September 238:00 PMOklahoma State*
  • Robertson Stadium
  • Houston, TX
CSTVW 34–2528,260
September 305:00 PMat Miami*ESPN2L 13–1436,107
October 76:00 PMLouisiana–Lafayette*
  • Robertson Stadium
  • Houston, TX
L 28–3117,543
October 146:00 PMat Southern MissL 27–3132,317
October 216:00 PMUTEP
  • Robertson Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 34–1718,154
October 282:30 PMUCF
  • Robertson Stadium
  • Houston, TX
CSTVW 51–3113,242
November 42:30 PMTulsa
  • Robertson Stadium
  • Houston, TX
CSTVW 27–1022,452
November 112:00 PMat SMUW 37–2720,350
November 181:00 PMat MemphisW 23–20 OT20,344
December 17:00 PMSouthern Miss
ESPNW 34–2031,818
December 293:30 PMvs. South Carolina*
ESPNL 36–4456,103

Game summariesEdit

RiceEdit

1 234Total
• Houston 14 0314 31
Rice 0 2730 30

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2009 Houston Cougars Media Guide: All-Time Series Game-By-Game" (PDF). Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  2. ^ "Houston 2006 Schedule/Results". ESPN. Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  3. ^ ESPN