GAMEDAY THREAD! Houston at North Texas (W 46-25)

Should be a good one.

  • Houston >10
  • Houston <10
  • North Texas <10
  • North Texas >10

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Houston concludes its non-conference slate as it travels to Denton, Texas, to face North Texas on Saturday night inside Apogee Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CT and the game will be broadcasted on Facebook by the CBS Sports Network with Dave Ryan (pxp), Corey Chavous (analyst) and Sheehan Stanwich Burch (sideline) on the call. Radio coverage on KPRC 950-AM begins at 6 p.m. CT.

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« Saturday’s game will mark the 15th meeting between Houston and North Texas, with the series tied 7-7. The Cougars have won the last four meetings.

« Houston ranks third in The American and 17th nationally, averaging 255.0 yards per game rushing. The Cougars set a season high with 304 yards on the ground.

For three out of the four games, Holgorsen has coached against a head coach who comes from the same Mike Leach air raid coaching tree. This week it’s head coach Seth Littrell, who coached with Holgorsen for two years at Texas Tech.

In fairness to Holgorsen, who has lost every match up thus far, every coach has been head coach at their respective schools for two or more years. Leach is going into his eighth year, Riley is in his fourth at OU calling plays, third year as head coach, and Littrell entering his 3rd season as head coach at North Texas. Holgorsen is four games into his five-year $20 million deal. It will take some time for Holgorsen to completely change the culture around Houston football.

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Dana Holgorsen’s made one thing clear: D’Eriq King and Keith Corbin’s decisions to redshirt don’t change Houston’s goals for the seasons. This game isn’t unwinnable because they’re gone. It’s just more difficult. Clayton Tune takes over for King, and he’ll give the Cougars a different skillset at quarterback. We know he can make big throws, but he’ll need time. Interior pressure remains the biggest concern for the Houston offense, and keeping Tune upright will do wonders for his confidence. There are still plenty of playmakers everywhere to torch the Mean Green defense. Houston’s defense must find ways to rattle Mason Fine and disguise their calls. Fine is a coach on the field, and will sniff out blitzes and coverages if you don’t hide your intentions.

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“I expect them to rally,” Fine said. “I wouldn’t expect anything less from Houston, their players and coaches. I am sure they are going to adapt and move forward with a great mentality.”

The running game. King was a big part of what the Cougars do on the ground, particularly the last two games, but the backfield still includes Patrick Carr and Kyle Porter.

Houston is averaging 255 rushing yards per game. Porter, an offseason transfer from Texas, was limited in practice this week after missing the second half of the Sept. 19 Tulane game with back spasms.

He is expected to be ready by gametime.

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Do we know what conference is officiating?

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I would think a split crew from both conferences.

I try to avoid Facebook as much as possible, but guess I’ll have to use it for the game.

Never used it before for something like this…are there any easy ways to watch this on a TV?

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the visiting team is responsible for supplying the refs for non conference games

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You can download the Pluto TV app to your phone and watch it.

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They were just talking about UH on game day. Talked about King and the team tanking.

Spotty WiFi at my parents’ house and a common kick off time with the Pack means this one will be mostly a gametracker event for me. I hope my prediction of a win for the Coogs comes to pass. The response to the WTNY strategy by some will be very telling regarding how the rest of the season goes.

If you have a Roku or a smart TV you can Pluto on your TV as well. Stadium is channel 491

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I’m not seeing the game on the lineup.

I don’t know about PV, but we had AAC refs on the field and B12 in the booth for OU and PAC12 on the field with AAC in the booth for WSU. So Looks like AAC on the field and CUSA in the booth.