Game Primer: Tulsa – University of Houston Athletics


Cougars honor seniors, build on American game with Saturday finale

Houston (7-4, 5-2 Americans) vs. Tulsa (4-7, 2-5 Americans)
Saturday, November 26 | 6:35 p.m. CT
TDECU Stadium | Houston, Texas
Broadcast: ESPNU
Radio: KPRC 950 AM

Men’s Basketball: 1:30 p.m
Open parking lots in cash | 14 hours
Ticket office opens | 2:30 p.m
tail | 2:30 p.m
Children’s area | 2:30 p.m
Cougar Walk | 4:15 p.m
Stadium opening | 5 in the afternoon


  • Fans are encouraged to spend the day with the Cougars as part of “Coog Fest,” beginning with Houston’s men’s basketball game against Kent State at 1:30 p.m.
  • Arrive early and enjoy the expanded children’s area near Schröder Gate 1.
  • Student Tailgate sponsored by HEB, the Office of the Dean of Students and SGA: All students are invited to stop by the Student Tailgate off Exit 2. Spend time with friends and enjoy games, TV, video games, food and gifts.
  • Greet the team for the Cougar Walk at 4:15 p.m
  • Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 6:00 PM as Houston football honors its 18-member senior class. The group has helped propel the program to new heights, highlighted by a 13-2 mark in American Athletic Conference play since the start of the 2021 season.
  • Houston men’s and women’s golf video recognition.
  • Spirit of Houston Performances!
  • Cheerleaders and Cougar Dolls on hand to entertain you!
  • DJ Yobi Yobz is mixing it up in the student section!

  • Houston will honor its 18 seniors on Saturday. The group includes five defenders (Latrell Bankston, Atlias Bell, D’Anthony Jones, Jamical Neal and Derek Parish), five defenders (Art Green, Thabo Mwaniki, Jace Rogers, Garrison Vaughan and Gervarius Owens), two defenders (The power of Obogu and Clayton Tune), two running backs (So Zhang Henry and Clan Walker), one kick (Go Bubba), one wide receiver (Cashon Carter), one tight end (Christian Trahan) and one defender (Danube Mutin).
  • Saturday marks Houston’s last game in American Athletic Conference history. The Cougars are 50-27 all-time in 10 years of league play since joining The American before the 2013 season, including 26-11 at home.
  • Since starting the season 2-3, including dropping the league opener against Tulane, Houston has won five of its last six games. During the six-game stretch, the Cougars are averaging 43.5 points per game and allowing just six sacks.
  • The Cougars enter the final weekend with an outside chance to reach the American Championship game, pending Friday’s matchup between Tulane (6-1) and Cincinnati (6-1). The Cougars (5-2) are currently tied for third in the conference standings with UCF (5-2). The Knights close out their season in South Florida.

  • Houston and Tulsa meet for the 46th time in program history. The Cougars’ 26 all-time wins against the Hurricane are second-most against any opponent (34, Rice). Houston has won six of its last seven against Tulsa.
  • The Cougars are 13-2 in their last 15 American Athletic Conference games dating back to the start of the 2021 season, marking the program’s best 15-game stretch in the league since repeating the feat from Oct. 28, 2006-Oct. 18, 2008, as a member of Conference USA.
  • Houston held East Carolina to three points in a 42-3 victory last Saturday. The three points marked the Pirates’ lowest total in a home conference game since September 21, 1968 against William & Mary (0 points). The three points allowed were the fewest by the Cougars in a conference game since they allowed that many at South Florida on Nov. 1, 2014.
  • Houston quarterback Clayton Tune is one touchdown shy of 100 for his career. The senior, who leads The American in career touchdown passes (99), is also four touchdown passes away from tying SMU’s Tanner Mordecai’s American Conference single-season touchdown pass record (39) set a season ago. Enters the day at 35.
  • Houston wide receiver Nathaniel Dell has scored 11 touchdowns in his last seven games. Dell’s 2,522 receiving yards and eight multi-touchdown performances since the start of the 2021 season lead the nation. The junior is also on pace for the nation with 29 touchdown receptions since 2020.

  • Tulsa looks set to end its season on a high note. The Golden Hurricane are looking for their fifth win, including their second in a row. Tulsa held on for a 48-42 win a week ago against South Florida. In the win, the Hurricanes had a 300-yard passer (Braylon Braxton), a 200-yard rusher (Denerick Prince) and a 100-yard receiver (Kaylan Stokes) for the first time in school history.
  • Like the Cougars, Tulsa is no stranger to comeback wins. The Hurricanes trailed South Florida 10-0 a week ago before rallying. The comeback victory was the third of the season.

  • Houston freshman running back Alton McCaskill IV rushed for three touchdowns as the Cougars ran away with a 45-10 victory on Oct. 1, 2021, in Tulsa.
  • The Cougars jumped out to a 28-0 lead in the first 25 minutes and never looked back, winning their third straight game against Tulsa and the sixth time in their last seven games.
  • Houston’s defense forced Tulsa into three turnovers, leading to 13 points and blocking a punt with four sacks. The Golden Hurricane managed just 10 points on 289 yards of total offense, including 31 rushing yards.

  • Help Houston reach its eighth win for the 12th time in the last 17 seasons.
  • Move the Cougars to 14-2 in their last 16 American Athletic Conference games, marking the league’s best 16-game stretch since repeating the feat from Oct. 21, 2006-Oct. 18, 2008
  • Be Houston’s 98th since the start of the 2011 season, tied for most among FBS programs in Texas.
  • Be Houston’s 11th win in last 12 home regular-season finales (2011-present) and 16th win in last 18 (2005-present).

Fans can purchase tickets for Saturday’s regular season finale until by clicking here. Family 4 packs are also available. The 4-pack includes four tickets, four hot dogs, four chips and four drinks for $96 using promo code TULSA4PACK at checkout.

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