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2018 Schedule
8-4, 1st in American Athletic - West
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7dAdam Rittenberg

Picking winners for every bowl game matchup

From Dec. 15 through Jan. 7, the Celebration Bowl through the CFP National Championship, Adam Rittenberg picks his winners for bowl season.

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9dEdward Aschoff

Houston DT Oliver won't play in bowl game

All-American defensive tackle Ed Oliver's playing days at Houston are over as the junior is skipping the Cougars' bowl game to begin preparing for the NFL draft.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston offensive coordinator Kendal Briles and offensive line coach/run-game coordinator Randy Clements both agree to three-year deals (through the 2021 season) to remain at the school. Briles was a primary candidate for the Texas State head-coaching vacancy, which went to Jake Spavital today.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston has fired defensive coordinator Mark D'Onofrio. The Cougars allowed 34.2 points per game and struggled down the stretch, allowing 36 points or more in five of their final six games and allowing 45, 52, 59 and 63 points in their losses. Houston could be looking for two new coordinators as offensive coordinator Kendal Briles is in the mix for the Texas State head-coaching vacancy.

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16dSam Khan

Oliver says he'll play in bowl despite rolling knee

Houston star defensive tackle Ed Oliver rolled his ankle and sat out the second half of the Cougars' loss, but said, "I want play every game" when asked about a bowl game appearance.


Memphis wins, will face UCF in AAC title rematch

Junior Darrell Henderson rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns -- setting a conference rushing record -- and Memphis rallied past Houston 52-31 on Friday to set up a rematch of last season's American Athletic Conference championship game with No. 8...

Houston picked off in end zone (0:39)
Benched Oliver emotional on sideline (1:00)
Memphis easily scores to extend lead (0:18)
Henderson streaks downfield for 60-yd score (0:34)
Memphis scores on 3rd straight drive while Oliver sidelined (0:19)
Corbin spins in for game-tying TD (0:56)
Memphis takes lead on the ground (0:27)
Oliver benched for 2nd half (0:26)
Memphis takes lead without Oliver on field (0:27)
Memphis picked off in red zone on trick play (0:38)
Houston scores on pick-6 (0:41)
Houston QB escapes Memphis' D for TD (0:41)
Oliver leads Houston's D to sack (0:30)
White finds Magnifico for 9-yd TD (0:33)
Oliver with costly penalty in red zone (0:43)
Memphis punches in 7-yd TD (0:24)
Houston sacked on 4th down (0:37)
Houston strikes first with 33-yd TD (0:35)

Team Stats

Passing Yards300.9
Rushing Yards227.7
Points For46.4
Points Against34.4