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Houston senior QB Kyle Allen was benched in the second half of Saturday's 27-24 loss to Texas Tech.

There's really no easy way to say this: Allen was terrible against what has been the nation's worst defense over the past few years. He went 24-for-39 for 217 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions this afternoon. Meanwhile, Kyle Postma came on and immediately moved the offense, going 8-of-13 for 100 yards and a touchdown while providing value as a runner. The Cougs have a quarterback decision to make. Allen, the Texas A&M transfer, has turned the ball over six times in his first three games as a Cougar (four interceptions and two fumbles).
Sep 23 - 4:31 PM

Houston senior DT Courtel Jenkins is no longer on the team.

Jenkins (6'3/310) transferred to Houston in June after being dismissed by Miami for a violation of team rules back in February. While he was sitting out the year at Houston to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations, he had been practicing with the team prior to his exiting stage left. Jenkins was a three-star recruit in Miami's 2014 recruiting class and ultimately appeared in 34 games with the Canes before his dismissal.
Sep 22 - 3:50 PM

Houston sophomore QB/WR D'Eriq King (knee) is expected to be able to play against Texas Tech on Saturday.

King (5'11/170) warmed up prior to this past weekend's win over Rice, but did not ultimately take the field. Should he be able to suit up for Saturday's showdown with Texas Tech, it will be the first time he has played this season. King notched a 29-228-1 receiving line last season.
Sep 20 - 5:13 PM

Houston redshirt senior Linell Bonner caught 10 passes for 132 yards in a 38-3 victory over Rice on Saturday.

The only thing Bonner didn't do is find the end zone. That's now 19 catches for the 6-foot wideout in his last two games. He's going to put up massive numbers for Houston this year as long as they keep throwing the ball at this rate.
Sep 16 - 11:33 PM

Houston senior QB Kyle Allen completed 31-of-33 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-3 victory over Rice on Saturday.

Allen (6'3/210) can sometimes struggle with decision making, but he certainly can deliver a football on time. He's now completed 57 of his 65 pass attempts, good for a sensational 87.6 completion percentage. He found Duke Catalon for a 10-yard score to make it 7-0 in the first, and he hit John Leday for a 7-yarder, which gave Houston a 31-0 lead. Outside of the two picks he had against Arizona, so far so good in the Kyle Allen era as a Cougar.
Sep 16 - 11:29 PM

Houston sophomore QB/WR D'Eriq King (knee) warmed up before Saturday's contest with Rice.

King (5'11/170) has yet to make his 2017 debut because of his knee injury. It sounds like there's a chance he could play Saturday against the Owls, although a debut against Texas Tech on September 23 might be the most realistic target.
Sep 16 - 7:32 PM

Houston sophomore QB/WR D'Eriq King practiced on Wednesday and is considered day-to-day.

King is dealing with a knee injury and has not seen the field so far this season. Beat writer Joseph Duarte mentioned King as a receiver, so perhaps that is his long term home. Houston faces Rice this weekend.
Sep 14 - 10:28 AM

Houston senior WR Ellis Jefferson is questionable for this Saturday's game against Rice after suffering a concussion against Arizona.

Jefferson (6'5/212) suffered the injury before recording a catch against the Wildcats. The former Arizona State Sun Devil should be considered day-to-day at this point for Saturday's game against the Owls.
Sep 11 - 8:14 PM

Houston redshirt junior RB Duke Catalon rushed for 78 yards on 18 carries in Saturday's 19-16 win over Arizona.

After turning in a lost year with the Cougars in 2016, one marred by injury and ineffectiveness, Saturday's performance was a welcome one by Catalon. It wasn't perfect -- he still averaged just 4.3 YPC -- but the 5-foot-11, 210-pounder was a four-star recruit out of high school and it's not inconceivable that he could put together a respectable season if he can stay healthy. The next three games should be prime opportunities for Catalon, as Houston will be dueling with Rice, Texas Tech and Temple to close out the month of September.
Sep 10 - 12:53 PM

Houston senior QB Kyle Allen completed 25-of-32 passes for 225 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in a 19-16 victory over Arizona.

The two picks are frustrating, but for the most part, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound signal-caller played well. He was accurate with his throws, and was able to push the ball down field against the Wildcat defense. His touchdown was a five-yarder to Linell Bonner to give Houston a 10-3 lead with five minutes left in the second quarter. It wasn't a perfect debut by any means, but it's a start that the former five-star recruit can build on.
Sep 10 - 2:11 AM

Houston redshirt junior WR Linell Bonner caught nine passes for 59 yards and a touchdown in a 19-16 victory over Arizona on Saturday.

Cougar QB Kyle Allen showed quality accuracy on Saturday, and his favorite target was Bonner (6'0/200). His touchdown was a five-yard strike from Allen that gave Houston a 10-3 lead with 5:00 left in the first half.
Sep 10 - 2:08 AM

Houston sophomore QB/WR D'Eriq King (knee) is "uncertain" for Saturday's game against Arizona.

According to Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound King would have missed the UTSA opener if that game had been played. "His status for Arizona uncertain," Duarte wrote. We'll pencil King in as questionable for now. The four-star athlete -- capable of playing QB or WR -- had 29 catches for 228 yards and a touchdown last year.
Sep 6 - 8:31 PM

The postponed Houston-UTSA game will not be made up.

According to the Houston Chronicle's Joseph Duarte, Houston offered to move the game to December 2. That was not an ideal date -- being conference title week and all -- and ultimately an agreement couldn't be reached. The schools initially postponed the opener due to flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.
Sep 6 - 6:32 PM

Houston senior C Alex Fontana (foot) will miss the remainder of the season.

In his first year with the Cougars last fall, Fontana made five starts on the offensive line. This news obviously hurts Houston's interior depth.
Sep 6 - 2:43 PM

The Houston Chronicle's Joseph Duarte reports that Houston has offered a potential make-up date for their postponed season-opener against UTSA on December 2.

That date would only work if neither team is competing in their respective conference title game. Per Duarte, UTSA has not accepted the December 2 offer as of yet. They had been set to open the season in a San Antonio showdown this coming Saturday, but that game was postponed on request by the Cougars due to the extensive flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area.
Aug 29 - 7:27 PM


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