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Houston Cougars

Location: Houston, Texas ▪ Colors: Scarlet & White with Navy Trim
Stadium: Robertson Stadium (cap. 32,000)
Record*: 67 Years, 392-331-15, .541 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 392-331-14 by NCAA.

Conferences: American, CUSA, SWC, MVC and Ind
Conference Champion: 10 Times
Bowls: 23 Bowls, 10-12-1, .457 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 10 Times (Preseason), 13 Times (Final), 174 Weeks (Total)

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67 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2015 American Tom Herman (0-0)
2 2014 American 8 5 0 .615 0.85 -6.22 Tony Levine (8-5) Armed Forces Bowl-W
3 2013 American 8 5 0 .615 4.93 -1.92 Tony Levine (8-5) BBVA Compass Bowl-L
4 2012 CUSA 5 7 0 .417 -5.54 -3.54 Tony Levine (5-7)
5 2011 CUSA 13 1 0 .929 11.94 -4.63 7 18 Kevin Sumlin (12-1)
Tony Levine (1-0)
Ticket City Bowl-W
6 2010 CUSA 5 7 0 .417 -2.11 -3.77 23 Kevin Sumlin (5-7)
7 2009 CUSA 10 4 0 .714 4.21 -3.07 12 Kevin Sumlin (10-4) Armed Forces Bowl-L
8 2008 CUSA 8 5 0 .615 2.21 -3.40 Kevin Sumlin (8-5) Armed Forces Bowl-W
9 2007 CUSA 8 5 0 .615 -1.50 -5.27 Art Briles (8-5) Texas Bowl-L
10 2006 CUSA 10 4 0 .714 5.40 -2.89 Art Briles (10-4) Liberty Bowl-L
11 2005 CUSA 6 6 0 .500 -2.93 -3.85 Art Briles (6-6) Fort Worth Bowl-L
12 2004 CUSA 3 8 0 .273 -6.84 0.89 Art Briles (3-8)
13 2003 CUSA 7 6 0 .538 -4.23 -4.16 Art Briles (7-6) Hawaii Bowl-L
14 2002 CUSA 5 7 0 .417 -7.70 -2.95 Dana Dimel (5-7)
15 2001 CUSA 0 11 0 .000 -17.81 0.91 Dana Dimel (0-11)
16 2000 CUSA 3 8 0 .273 -10.67 -0.67 Dana Dimel (3-8)
17 1999 CUSA 7 4 0 .636 0.90 -1.74 Kim Helton (7-4)
18 1998 CUSA 3 8 0 .273 -3.72 1.19 Kim Helton (3-8)
19 1997 CUSA 3 8 0 .273 -11.52 0.39 Kim Helton (3-8)
20 1996 CUSA 7 5 0 .583 3.68 2.43 Kim Helton (7-5) Liberty Bowl-L
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1995 SWC 2 9 0 .182 -7.53 4.38 Kim Helton (2-9)
22 1994 SWC 1 10 0 .091 -18.23 1.23 Kim Helton (1-10)
23 1993 SWC 1 9 1 .136 -12.22 3.23 Kim Helton (1-9-1) W-L-T adjusted to 1-9 by NCAA.
24 1992 SWC 4 7 0 .364 -1.65 -0.47 John Jenkins (4-7)
25 1991 SWC 4 7 0 .364 1.67 3.76 12 10 John Jenkins (4-7)
26 1990 SWC 10 1 0 .909 13.21 -1.25 24 3 10 John Jenkins (10-1)
27 1989 SWC 9 2 0 .818 18.57 0.93 21 8 14 Jack Pardee (9-2)
28 1988 SWC 9 3 0 .750 13.51 0.68 14 18 Jack Pardee (9-3) Aloha Bowl-L
29 1987 SWC 4 6 1 .409 0.84 1.38 Jack Pardee (4-6-1)
30 1986 SWC 1 10 0 .091 -9.39 2.89 Bill Yeoman (1-10)
31 1985 SWC 4 7 0 .364 -4.03 2.34 Bill Yeoman (4-7)
32 1984 SWC 7 5 0 .583 3.48 3.23 Bill Yeoman (7-5) Cotton Bowl-L
33 1983 SWC 4 7 0 .364 -7.40 -0.31 Bill Yeoman (4-7)
34 1982 SWC 5 5 1 .500 0.59 2.95 Bill Yeoman (5-5-1)
35 1981 SWC 7 4 1 .625 11.05 7.05 Bill Yeoman (7-4-1) Sun Bowl-L
36 1980 SWC 7 5 0 .583 11.28 8.19 8 8 Bill Yeoman (7-5) Garden State Bowl-W
37 1979 SWC 11 1 0 .917 19.16 8.75 16 4 5 Bill Yeoman (11-1) Cotton Bowl-W
38 1978 SWC 9 3 0 .750 19.01 10.09 5 10 Bill Yeoman (9-3) Cotton Bowl-L
39 1977 SWC 6 5 0 .545 9.82 8.46 14 9 Bill Yeoman (6-5)
40 1976 SWC 10 2 0 .833 18.08 6.49 4 4 Bill Yeoman (10-2) Cotton Bowl-W
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1975 Ind 2 8 0 .200 -6.84 -0.64 Bill Yeoman (2-8)
42 1974 Ind 8 3 1 .708 8.56 2.31 11 11 19 Bill Yeoman (8-3-1) Bluebonnet Bowl-T
43 1973 Ind 11 1 0 .917 16.98 1.48 18 9 9 Bill Yeoman (11-1) Bluebonnet Bowl-W
44 1972 Ind 6 4 1 .591 5.98 -0.48 Bill Yeoman (6-4-1)
45 1971 Ind 9 3 0 .750 16.77 6.68 15 17 Bill Yeoman (9-3) Bluebonnet Bowl-L
46 1970 Ind 8 3 0 .727 15.48 3.94 13 11 19 Bill Yeoman (8-3)
47 1969 Ind 9 2 0 .818 19.74 6.29 7 7 12 Bill Yeoman (9-2) Bluebonnet Bowl-W
48 1968 Ind 6 2 2 .700 16.36 5.26 10 18 Bill Yeoman (6-2-2)
49 1967 Ind 7 3 0 .700 16.52 5.12 2 Bill Yeoman (7-3)
50 1966 Ind 8 2 0 .800 16.03 2.63 Bill Yeoman (8-2)
51 1965 Ind 4 5 1 .450 6.41 7.21 Bill Yeoman (4-5-1)
52 1964 Ind 2 6 1 .278 -0.69 5.76 Bill Yeoman (2-6-1)
53 1963 Ind 2 8 0 .200 -1.22 6.29 Bill Yeoman (2-8)
54 1962 Ind 7 4 0 .636 8.99 5.45 Bill Yeoman (7-4) Tangerine Bowl-W
55 1961 Ind 5 4 1 .550 4.61 3.01 Hal Lahar (5-4-1)
56 1960 Ind 6 4 0 .600 3.65 1.75 Hal Lahar (6-4)
57 1959 MVC 3 7 0 .300 -2.47 4.13 Hal Lahar (3-7)
58 1958 MVC 5 4 0 .556 7.16 2.49 15 Hal Lahar (5-4)
59 1957 MVC 5 4 1 .550 0.64 1.64 14 Hal Lahar (5-4-1)
60 1956 MVC 7 2 1 .750 10.09 1.49 Bill Meek (7-2-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
61 1955 MVC 6 4 0 .600 2.00 0.50 Bill Meek (6-4)
62 1954 MVC 5 5 0 .500 -2.79 1.01 Clyde Lee (5-5)
63 1953 MVC 4 4 1 .500 5.31 5.64 Clyde Lee (4-4-1)
64 1952 MVC 8 2 0 .800 11.89 1.69 19 Clyde Lee (8-2)
65 1951 MVC 6 5 0 .545 -3.96 -5.60 Clyde Lee (6-5) Salad Bowl-W
66 1950 Ind 4 6 0 .400 -4.49 -6.19 Clyde Lee (4-6)
67 1949 Ind 5 4 1 .550 -6.41 -11.01 Clyde Lee (5-4-1)