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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - High Voltage. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 3, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15401.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1996 - High Voltage. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/15484/show/15401

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Title Houstonian 1996
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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Title High Voltage
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  • Students of the University of Houston
Caption The Houstonian is the official yearbook of the University of Houston.
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Goodbye ol' SWC ... (0 Hello Conference USA! 0 0 \L To those who have followed the Southwest Conference for decades, this season was a sad and emotional farewell to an 82 year old tradition. For Houston, however, this season was one of anticipation, reasons being that after this season, Houston will begin competing in the newly created Conference USA. Houston's decision to become a member of the Conference USA was a win win situation. New perks, such as radio and television airtime, will further expose the football program. As far as football, Houston should fair well in conference play, But, even still, Houston had to complete this season in order to be allowed to compete. The largely anticipated football season began with a hard 21-45 loss to the University of Florida. Things did not improve over the season until Houston matched up against Southern Methodist University at the Astrodome. The Cougars handed the Mustangs a 38-15 loss — this being the second consecutive year UH beat SMU. Along the way, Houston's confidence began rising, luckily since the upcoming three schools to be played were Texas A&M, Texas, and Texas Tech. Although the Cougars lost all three games on an average of 22.7 points, they went into the last game of the season, against Rice, determined to win. This was historical and important matchup between two cross-town rivals. The Bayou Bucket was not the only thing at stake, being that the Houston vs. Rice game 219 was the last Southwest Conference football game ever to be played. As exhilarating as the game itself was, Houston late in the fourth quarter made a come-from-behind attempt to win the game. In comeback fashion, the Cougars scored a touchdown and went for a two-point conversion to give Houston an 18-17 lead over Rice. The Owls still had a chance to win the game with a field goal; however, the Rice kicker missed the attempt, thus ensuring Houston's second victory of the season. At least for Houston something was salvaged. This Victory ended the season on a good note. Anyone who may glance at the final results for this season may think the Cougars had an extremely lousy season, but first one must understand several things. To begin with, Houston had one of the top 10 most difficult schedules in the nation: Florida, USC, Kansas, Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas, and Texas Tech — which are not push-around football programs. Secondly, one must take into account the players themselves. Nearly 60 percent of the 1995 Houston football roster was made up of freshmen and sophomores. The Cougars lost 12 starters from last season; however, they had 13 starters returning from last season. One positive backlash of this season is that because the Cougars played with such young players and a difficult schedule, the football team will be more experienced and ready for the years to follow. - Cesar A. Alvarez