The Houston Cougars enter their second short game week in the last three, so one positive in it is that they should be familiar with the compressed schedule this week. On Thursday the Connecticut Huskies will face off with the Houston Cougars in TDECU Stadium and on national television.
The Cougars are coming off an efficient lopsided win over Texas State in San Marcos Saturday. The Cougars' starters were efficient and built a lead big enough to earn some much needed rest in the second half.
The Cougars opponent in this Thursday night's nationally televised conference game is Connecticut who was the only team to beat the Cougars in 2015.
This week the Huskies are coming off a tough 31-24 home loss to Syracuse.
The Huskies and Orangemen matched each other stride for stride throughout the first three quarters of their game. In the fourth quarter however, a key goal line stand by the Orangemen that saw them stop the Huskies on four straight plays inside the 10 yard line. It was a gamble that proved to be the difference in the game for the Huskies.