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No. 21 Houston edges Auburn 17-13 in Birmingham Bowl

Dec. 28, 2021 16:59 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Clayton Tune and the Houston Cougars punctuated an impressive season with a win in Southeastern Conference country. Jake Herslow caught a 26-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass from Tune with 3:27 left to help lift No. 21 Houston to a 17-13 victory over Auburn on...

Houston aiming for 12th win; Auburn seeking to stop skid

Dec. 27, 2021 18:11 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Houston is trying to join the two other teams in program history to reach 12 wins in a season. Auburn (6-6) is hoping to avoid a different kind of milestone in Tuesday's Birmingham Bowl at Protective Stadium, which opened in October a couple of hours from...

No. 3 Cincinnati claims AAC crown, possible playoff spot

Dec. 04, 2021 21:07 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Jerome Ford rushed for 187 yards and two touchdowns, Desmond Ridder threw three touchdown passes and No. 3 Cincinnati broke open a close game in the third quarter and rolled past No. 16 Houston 35-20 in the American Athletic Conference championship game Saturday. ...

No. 3 Cincinnati hosts No. 16 Houston for AAC championship

Dec. 02, 2021 12:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — There are larger implications for No. 3 Cincinnati — namely staying in the College Football Playoff picture — when the Bearcats meets No. 16 Houston in the American Athletic Conference championship. But the Bearcats certainly need a win Saturday to...

Fickell: No. 3 Cincinnati isn't looking past AAC title game

Nov. 30, 2021 02:43 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell won't get drawn into the debate over whether the Bearcats deserve inclusion in the College Football Playoff if they win the AAC title Saturday. “I haven’t answered those questions. Don’t know that I would, regardless...

Tune throws for 4 TDs, leads No. 19 Houston over UConn 45-17

Nov. 27, 2021 16:48 PM EST

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — After taking care of business in New England, Houston coach Dana Holgorsen decided to channel Bill Belichick, happy that his team can finally switch its focus to next weekend's American Athletic Conference championship game. “Now, we're on...

No. 19 Houston visits 1-win UConn in season finale

Nov. 26, 2021 03:04 AM EST

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — No. 19 Houston heads to UConn on Saturday trying to avoid the overconfidence that might come with ending an already successful regular season against the one-win Huskies. Dana Holgorsen's Cougars (10-1, 8-0 American, No. 24 CFP) already have...

No. 19 Houston tunes up for conference title game at UConn

Nov. 25, 2021 18:49 PM EST

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — No. 19 Houston (10-1, 8-0 American) at UConn (1-10), Saturday at noon EST (CBSSN) Line: Houston by 32 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. Series record: Houston leads 2-1. WHAT’S AT STAKE? ...

Tune has TDs passing, rushing, No. 17 Houston beats Memphis

Nov. 20, 2021 02:14 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Clayton Tune threw for 264 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as No. 17 Houston extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 31-13 victory over Memphis on Friday night. Tune tossed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nathaniel Dell in the second...

No. 17 Houston looks to extend streak to 10 against Memphis

Nov. 18, 2021 14:55 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — No. 17 Houston has wrapped up a berth in the American Athletic Conference championship game, but that’s not where the Cougars’ focus is. Houston (9-1, 7-0 AAC) has a chance to finish conference play undefeated and extend its winning streak to 10 games...