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Football Ranked Among Nation's Best

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September 13, 2009-Houston-
Fresh off a thrilling win at No. 5/6 Oklahoma State on Saturday, the University of Houston football team found itself ranked among the nation's best Sunday afternoon.

The Cougars claimed a 45-35 win against the Cowboys in Stillwater, Okla. For their impressive efforts, UH entered the Associated Press Top-25 poll at No. 21 with 341 points.

In addition, the Cougars received 69 votes in the latest USA Today Coaches poll to fall just short of the Top 25. Missouri, which was ranked No. 25 in the Coaches Poll, received 104 points, while Michigan stood ahead of the Cougars with 84 points.

It was the first time since Sept. 17, 1991, that the Cougars were ranked in at least one national poll.

As exciting as the win was, it should be nothing new for Cougar fans. With the victory, the Cougars posted their third straight win against a ranked team, dating back to 2008. It was the first time that the Cougars reeled off a three-game winning streak against ranked teams since the 1978 squad won four consecutive games.

It was the first win by a Conference USA school against a top-5 team since 2002 and was the second-highest ranked team that any C-USA school has defeated since the league's inception in 1995 (Louisville defeated No. 4 Florida State in September 2002.

UP NEXT
The Cougars will enjoy their lone bye weekend during the regular season before returning to action to play host to Texas Tech at 8:15 p.m., Sept. 26, on John O'Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.

Season tickets and 3-game mini plans tickets are still on sale and going fast. Fans should note that the only way to guarantee a ticket for the Texas Tech game is by purchasing season tickets or a 3-game mini-plan.

Season tickets can be bought for $170, while 3-game mini-plans are available for only $99.

Fans can purchase tickets by visiting the Athletics Ticket Office during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, on the first floor of the Athletics/Alumni Center or by calling 713-GO-COOGS (462-6647).

Fans can order tickets on-line 24 hours a day, seven days a week, by clicking the Tickets link at UHCougars.com.  

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