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Houston redshirt junior RB Duke Catalon is dealing with an AC sprain in his shoulder.

Catalon (6'0/215) suffered the injury and was forced to leave the Cougars game against Tulane early. There's no timetable for when he'll return, but it'd be a surprise if he'd be able to play for the Cougars on Friday when they take on Navy. We should know more about Catalon's status later in the week.
Nov 20 - 6:23 PM

Houston redshirt senior WR Linell Bonner caught seven passes for 100 yards in a 20-17 loss on Saturday to Tulane.

Bonner (6'0/200) has gone over 100 yards receiving in three of his last four games now. The senior wideout hasn't come close to matching his 98-1,118 line of last year, but he's also missed three games -- one because of Hurricane Harvey -- and had three different quarterbacks throwing him the football. Bonner still has a chance at a thousand-yard season with two games left, starting next week against Navy.
Nov 19 - 12:17 PM

Houston sophomore QB D'Eriq King completed 18-of-25 passes for 225 yards with an interception and ran for 141 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries in a 20-17 loss to Tulane on Saturday.

There aren't too many quarterbacks who are faster than King, and he showed that on Saturday. His 13-yard score brought the Cougars to within four at 17-13, and his 33-yard burst through the Green Wave secondary gave them the lead at 20-17. King isn't an elite passer of the football, but he's a clear dual threat who can make just enough plays with his arm and a ton of plays with his legs. Houston finishes their regular season next week against Navy.
Nov 18 - 7:10 PM

Houston sophomore DT Ed Oliver has been named one of six semifinalists for the 2017 Outland Trophy.

Oliver (6'2/290) has been a force for the Cougars this year, recording ten tackles for loss and 53 overall tackles, and forcing double/triple teams that allow the other Houston defenders to make plays. The rest of the nominees are all offensive lineman, including Oklahoma offensive tackle Orlando Brown, Notre Dametackle Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson, Western Michigan tackle Chukwuma Okorafor, and Ohio State center Billy Price.
Nov 17 - 9:13 PM

Houston sophomore DT Ed Oliver has been named a finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy.

The Nagurski is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player regardless of position. Oliver (6'2/190) has recorded 53 tackles (10.0 for loss), 2.5 sacks and a pair of forced fumbles in nine games this season. He's not draft eligible this season, but has the potential to be the No. 1 pick in spring, 2019 should he declare at that point.
Nov 15 - 7:06 PM

Houston redshirt senior WR John Leday (concussion) participated in practice on Tuesday.

Leday sustained a concussion against USF two weekends ago and subsequently sat out Saturday's win over ECU while on the mend. Houston is off on bye this week, giving the 6-foot, 200-pounder a nice recovery window before the Cougars take on Tulsa in their next game.
Nov 7 - 10:09 PM

Houston senior WR Steven Dunbar converted six receptions for 171 yards and a touchdown in the school's 52-27 win on Saturday over ECU.

Dunbar caught a short pass on a slant and took it 75 yards for a touchdown. This is just Dunbar's second game of over 100 receiving yards this season. Still, Houston's passing game hit its stride with D'Eriq King at quarterback.
Nov 4 - 4:28 PM

Houston sophomore QB D'Eriq King completed 15 of 21 attempts for 330 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 52-27 win over ECU on Saturday.

King added another 14 yards and a score on the ground. This is just King's second start, and boy did he perform. Houston's RPOs were on fire, and King's quick release helped convert them.
Nov 4 - 4:22 PM

Houston sophomore QB/WR D'Eriq King will start for the Cougars on Saturday against East Carolina.

"Yes, he's the starter," Houston HC Major Applewhite said. Well, that clears things up nicely, doesn't it. King will be the third starting quarterback for the Cougars this year, after Kyle Allen and Kyle Postma. King was excellent on the ground in the comeback victory over USF last week, and he made some big plays in the passing game as well. He should have a big game on the ground and through the air against the woeful ECU defense.
Oct 30 - 6:22 PM

Houston sophomore QB/WR D'Eriq King completed 12-of-20 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 83 yards and two additional scores in Saturday's 28-24 win over USF.

King had attempted just one pass entering Saturday's game, but after Kyle Postma proved ineffective early -- the Cougars went three-and-out on their first two possessions -- HC Major Applewhite decided to give King an extended run. His passing was predictably come-and-go, but he offered a strong element on the ground. We'll have to wait to see whether King is given an outright start against ECU next weekend, but given the way he sparked the offense, we wouldn't be surprised if that proved to be the case.
Oct 29 - 12:49 PM

Houston sophomore RB Mulbah Car rushed for 137 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in Saturday's 28-24 win over USF.

Car (5'11/194) notched a four-yard touchdown run in the closing minutes before halftime. With his 137 yards rushing on Saturday, he eclipsed the whole of his prior statistical output for the campaign. The sophomore had just 127 yards rushing to his name before he went off against the Bulls.
Oct 28 - 8:29 PM

Houston redshirt senior WR John Leday suffered a concussion in Saturday's win over USF.

Leday (6'0/200) sustained the concussion on special teams. His status for next weekend's game against ECU will be determined over the course of the practice week as he makes his way through the concussion protocol.
Oct 28 - 8:19 PM

Houston senior WR Ellis Jefferson (knee) is warming up in advance of Saturday's game against USF.

Jefferson did not play against Memphis in Houston's last game due to the knee concern, but it sounds like he might be able to give it a go versus the Bulls on Saturday. He's been dealing with the injury throughout campaign and has caught just three passes for 32 yards and a touchdown on the year.
Oct 28 - 3:43 PM

Houston senior RB Dillon Birden (knee) will be out "for some time" according to Cougars HC Major Applewhite.

Birden (5'11/200) was getting more and more involved with the Houston offense, so this is a significant loss for the Cougars' offense. Duke Catalon remains the number one option, but Mulbah Car will likely step up and become the backup and see significantly more touches until Birden is ready to return.
Oct 23 - 7:03 PM

Houston senior RB Dillon Birden ran for 106 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown in a 42-38 loss to Memphis on Thursday.

Birden (5'11/200) did most of his damage on one run, a 40-yard run that set up a Houston score. He was able to find the end zone, a 1-yard plunge to give the Cougars a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter. Fellow tailback Duke Catalon was able to score three times, but Birden was the more effective runner between the 20s for Houston. Expect both running backs to get plenty of touches next week against South Florida.
Oct 20 - 12:15 AM


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