Cougars Up Next For Hurricanes

Cougars Up Next For Hurricanes

Sept. 25, 2006

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(ARV Coaches/ARV AP) MIAMI HURRICANESvs. (ARV Coaches/ARV AP) Houston Cougars

When: Saturday, September 30, 2006, at 6:00 p.m. EDT

Where: Orange Bowl (natural grass; 72,319) in Miami

TV: The game will be broadcast on ESPN2, with Eric Collins (play by play), BrianKinchen (analysis) and Dave Ryan (field reporter).

Tape Delay Telecast: On CSS at 12:00 noon and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 4, with JasonSolodkin (play by play) and Lamar Thomas (analyst).

Local Radio: The Hurricanes Radio Network (WQAM 560 AM) will carry the game live with Joe Zagacki(play by play), Don Bailey Jr. (analysis) and Brian London (sideline reporter).

Radio En Espanol: The game will broadcast in Spanish on WRCH 1550 AM with Joe Pujala (play byplay) and Joe Martinez (analysis).

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THIS WEEK’S GAME:The Miami Hurricanes return to the field on Saturday when they host the Houston Cougars in a nationallytelevised game at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN2 in the Orange Bowl. The Hurricanes did not play last weekendand are 1-2 this season, looking to get back to .500 and get on a roll in the middle part of the season.

There is still a lot of stake for the Hurricanes, who still have their goal of winning the Atlantic CoastConference and receiving a berth in a BCS bowl game. “We have a lot left to play for,” said head coachLarry Coker. “We can still win the ACC and play in a BCS bowl game. That’s our goal.”

The Cougars are 4-0 after a 34-25 win against Oklahoma State on Saturday. Houston is off to its beststart since 1990 after beating Rice, Tulane and Grambling before Saturday’s win over the Cowboys. Ayearago, Houston advanced to the Fort Worth Bowl and finished 6-6. They are led by quarterback Kevin Kolb,who is the active career leader in Division I-A in completions, passing yards and total offense.

The twoschools have played 17 times, with Miami holding a 10-7 lead in the series. UM is 6-3 at home and hasnot lost to Houston at the Orange Bowl since 1973. In 2004, Miami traveled to Houston and won 38-13 atReliant Stadium. Miami has won the last four games in the series by an average of 23.8 points.With a victory, the Hurricanes hope to move back into the AP and Coaches polls. After the September16 loss to Louisville, Miami dropped out of the poll for the first time since 1999. Houston is alsounranked but did receive votes in both polls, like the Hurricanes.