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Week 1 2019-Houston vs. Oklahoma (Norman, Oklahoma)

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 29: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide snaps the ball against the Oklahoma Sooners during the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl at Hard Rock Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Houston (8-5) vs. Oklahoma (12-2) 

-Houston hired former West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen for the 2019 campaign.  

-Houston won 8 games in 2018 against 7 FBS opponents (Rice, Arizona, Tulsa, ECU, Navy, South Florida and Tulane) who had a combined overall record of 30-58 or .340%. 

-The Cougars won those seven games by a total score of 327-180 or 21.0 ppg. 

-Houston also defeated FCS opponent Texas Southern by a score of 70-14. 

-The Cougars lost 5 games in 2018 against FBS opponents (Texas Tech, SMU, Temple, Memphis and Army) who had a combined overall record of 37-27 or .578%. 

-Houston lost those five games by a total score of 289-174 or 23.0 ppg. 

-Four of the five losses came on the road or on a neutral field (Texas Tech, SMU, Memphis and Army). 



-Oklahoma will have former Alabama quarterback Jalen Hurts on the roster for 2019. Hurts is eligible to play immediately this year. 

-Oklahoma won 12 games in 2018 against FBS opponents (FAU, UCLA, Iowa State, Army, Baylor, TCU, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Kansas, West Virginia and Texas) who had a combined overall record of 79-72 or .523%. 

-The Sooners won those twelve games by a total score of 604-380 or 18.6 ppg. 

-Oklahoma lost 2 games in 2018 to FBS opponents (Texas and Alabama) who had a combined overall record of 24-5 or .827%. 

-The Sooners lost those two games by a total score of 93-29 or 7.0 ppg. 








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