Cougars To Square Off Against Horned Frogs

Encounter Will Be The 25th In The Head-to-Head Series

Dec. 2, 2007

HOUSTON, Texas - A week of waiting came to an end this afternoon, as the University of Houston learned that TCU will be its opponent in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 28 at Reliant Stadium.

The Cougars and Horned Frogs are certainly no strangers to one another, having played against each other 24 times since 1976. Despite losing the last seven in the series, the Cougars still own a 13-11 advantage in the head-to-head meetings. The two teams last faced one another in 2004, while still members of Conference USA. TCU won 34-27 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth.

Houston and TCU first started playing one another when UH joined the Southwest Conference in 1976. The Cougars reeled off eight straight victories to start the series, dropping their first decision to the Frogs on Nov. 11, 1984, with a 21-14 defeat at the Astrodome.

This Conference USA-Mountain West league match-up marks the second time this season UH has met a MWC opponent. Back in September in the first-ever meeting against a squad from the Mountain West, the Cougars rallied for a 38-27 win over Colorado State.

Of course, this is the first meeting at Reliant Stadium but not the first in the city of Houston. The Cougars are 7-5 against TCU in their hometown, but UH has lost three straight in home games.

Kickoff is slated for 7 pm on the NFL Network.



Senior wide receiver Donnie Avery will lead the Cougars into the 2007 Texas Bowl against TCU on Dec. 28.