2014 Houston Cougars football team

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2014 Houston Cougars football
Houston Cougars logo.svg
Armed Forces Bowl champion
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2014 record8–5 (5–3 The American)
Head coachTony Levine (regular season)
David Gibbs (bowl)
Offensive coordinatorTravis Bush
Defensive coordinatorDavid Gibbs
Home stadiumTDECU Stadium
(Capacity: 40,000)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 25 Memphis +   7 1         10 3  
Cincinnati +   7 1         9 4  
UCF +   7 1         9 4  
East Carolina   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         8 5  
Temple   4 4         6 6  
South Florida   3 5         4 8  
Tulane   2 6         3 9  
Tulsa   2 6         2 10  
UConn   1 7         2 10  
SMU   1 7         1 11  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Houston Cougars football team represented the University of Houston in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It was the 67th year of season play for Houston. The season was the second for the Cougars as a member of the American Athletic Conference and their first playing in their new stadium, TDECU Stadium in Houston. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in AAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated Pittsburgh.

On December 8, head coach Tony Levine was fired.[1] He finished with a record of 21–17 three seasons. Defensive coordinator David Gibbs led the Cougars in the Armed Forces Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 298:00 p.m.UTSA*ESPNUL 7–2740,755
September 67:00 p.m.Grambling State*
  • TDECU Stadium
  • Houston, TX
ESPN3W 47–030,081
September 118:00 p.m.at No. 25 BYU*ESPNL 25–3357,630
September 207:00 p.m.UNLV*
  • TDECU Stadium
  • Houston, TX
ESPN3W 47–1423,408
October 26:00 p.m.UCF
  • TDECU Stadium
  • Houston, TX
ESPNL 12–1726,685
October 116:00 p.m.at MemphisCBSSNW 28–2432,784
October 178:00 p.m.Temple
  • TDECU Stadium
  • Houston, TX
ESPNUW 31–1021,471
November 13:00 p.m.at USFESPNewsW 27–329,782
November 82:30 p.m.Tulanedagger
  • TDECU Stadium
  • Houston, TX
ESPNUL 24–3132,205
November 222:00 p.m.Tulsa
  • TDECU Stadium
  • Houston, TX
ESPN3W 38–2823,572
November 2811:00 a.m.at SMUCBSSNW 35–915,446
December 611:00 a.m.at CincinnatiESPNL 31–3824,606
January 211:00 a.m.vs. Pittsburgh*ESPNW 35–3437,888
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[2][3]

Game summaries[edit]

UTSA[edit]

UTSA at Houston
1 234Total
Roadrunners 7 7103 27
Cougars 0 007 7
  • Date: August 29
  • Location: TDECU Stadium
    Houston, TX
  • Game start: 8:00 p.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 40,755
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C), Cloudy w/ 86% humidity, winds SE at 18 mph
  • Referee: Rodney Burnette
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Mike Couzens and Charles Arbuckle
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2013 UH, 59–28

Grambling State[edit]

Grambling State at Houston
1 234Total
Tigers 0 000 0
Cougars 10 2467 47
  • Date: September 6
  • Location: TDECU Stadium
    Houston, TX
  • Game start: 7:05 p.m. CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:07
  • Game attendance: 30,081
  • Game weather: 83 °F (28 °C), Partly cloudy w/ 76% humidity, winds SSE at 6 mph
  • Referee: Tracy Jones
  • TV announcers (ESPN3): Brett Dolan and Pat Hill
Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2006 UH, 42–22

BYU[edit]

Houston at BYU
1 234Total
UH Cougars 0 15010 25
#25 BYU Cougars 16 737 33
Sources:[4]
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2013 BYU, 47–46

UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 0 7 0 14
Cougars 13 0 17 17 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1990 UH, 37–9

UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Knights 0 7 10 0 17
Cougars 3 3 0 6 12
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2013 UCF, 19–14

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 14 7 7 28
Tigers 7 14 0 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9 2013 UH, 25–15

Temple[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 7 0 0 10
Cougars 10 7 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–0 2013 UH, 22–13

South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 0 7 13 27
Bulls 0 0 3 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2013 UH, 35–23

Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 7 7 7 10 31
Cougars 7 10 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–4 2012 UH, 40–17

Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 7 14 7 28
Cougars 14 0 14 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–18 2012 Tulsa, 41–7

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 0 21 7 35
Mustangs 0 9 0 0 9
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–10–1 2013 UH, 34–0

Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 3 7 14 31
Bearcats 7 14 14 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9 2013 CIN, 24–17

Pittsburgh (Armed Forces Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 6 0 29 35
Panthers 0 17 7 10 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1997 PITT, 55–35

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.si.com/college-football/2014/12/06/tony-levine-fired-houston-cougars
  2. ^ "2014 Houston Cougars Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
  3. ^ "Date Changes Announced for Two Houston Football Games". University of Houston Department of Athletics. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  4. ^ "Houston @ BYU Game Stats". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved September 11, 2014.