By Russell Ramsey
The Bobcats were outmatched by the No. 6 University of Houston Cougars 64-3 on Saturday night, their record falling to 1-2 on the season. This was the highest ranked team to ever come play in Bobcat Stadium and the second week in a row the Bobcats played a ranked opponent after Arkansas last week.
Despite the loss, the Bobcats fans set a new attendance record for Bobcat Stadium with 33,133 fans.
The Bobcats struggled offensively all game, the only points they scored in the first half were after a failed onside kick attempt by Houston, shortening the field dramatically. The Cougars converted 23 first down conversions to the Bobcats’ six. The Bobcats also finished with 300 yards fewer than the Cougars in the first half down 42-3 at half.
The second half started in similar fashion as the Cougars returned the second half kick off for a touchdown. After only one offensive drive in the second half, Coach Herman decided Greg Ward Jr. was done, sitting him for the rest of the game.
The Bobcats offensive woes continued in the second half. Tyler Jones did not finish out the game. He finished with 102 yards passing before Conner White came in to get some valuable experience against a top-ten team.
Defensively, the Bobcats continued giving up points, surrendering 22 in the second half. Back up quarterback Kyle Postma finished the game with two touchdowns rushing after getting into the game to finish out the game.
The Bobcats finish their out-of-conference schedule at home October 1 against the University of Incarnate Word Cardinals.