Southwest Conference foes take care of Cougars
Baylor showed that the
Cougar's defense was
a paper tiger. It took
everything the Cougars had to
keep the score close, but they
still managed to lose 29-23 in
The Bears did manage
to go the John Hancock Bowl,
and they won it, but they didn't
seem to be a bowl-bound team
when they met the Cougars in
Neither did the Texas
Longhorns. In one of the most
intense rivalries in the last ten
years, the Longhorns raced to
a 28 point lead, but amazingly,
the Coogs caught up.
The Cougars tied the
game, then the Longhorns
scored again. The Cougars tried
again and several questionable
calls cost the Coogs their victory. One call had the closest
referee calling a Freddie Gilbert catch a touchdown. It
would have tied the game.
Instead, the catch
slipped out of his hands, and
another referee dismissed the
touchdown, even after Gilbert's
knees had touched the ground.
Another call ended a Cougar
drive as the officials allowed
Texas an interception even
though the intended receiver
and the Texas player were both
out of bounds. Texas took the
game 45-35, though at times it
was much closer.
the hapless TCU Horned Frogs.
There was enough offense for
everyone, but a 49-46 win
shows that neither team produced the defense needed to
finish the other team off.
One of the few positives (if you can call it that) is
that Donald Douglas had to be
sidelined with a foot injury
after the Texas game. The "two-
headed" quarterback trial was
over, and Jimmy Klingler could
prepare himself for the #4 in
the nation Texas Aggies.
First there was a meeting in Dallas. One that was
good enough to put a nail in the
coffin of John Jenkins. After
severely dominating the SMU
Mustangs the last three years,
the SMU seniors wanted revenge. Since coming off an
NCAA death penalty in 1989,
the Ponies had been crushed
by the Coogs, including the
famous 95-21 win in the Dome
The Ponies slapped the
Cougars with a 41-16 loss. The
blame was placed on a lack of
The Aggies rolled in on
a ton of hype, but they hadn't
really dominated in any one
game, pulling out several close
games. The Cougars surprised
many by keeping up with the
Aggies. Despite Aggie taunting
and showboating, the Cougars
stayed with them well enough
to make it only a 38-30 loss.
The game made the
Cougars look much more impressive to the national ESPN
audience, but the Cougars
couldn't keep up the intensity
they possessed in that game to
impress the Texas Tech crowd.
Texas Tech took the
Coogs to task in the snow, 44-
Jenkins' season finished with a win, a big win that
may make him the most unpopular coach in Houston history.
The Rice Owls needed
one win to go to their first bowl
game in 30 years, but the Coogs
denied their claim by taking
them downtown, 61-34. Both
defenses were floudering, but
the Run-and-Shoot sent more
Cougars to the goal line than
the Rice offense could answer.
The underdogs of the S WC were
defeated again, and UH just
looked like dogs.
The final note in the
Cougar's season came in the
spring of '93. John Jenkins resigned as head football coach.
It wasn't for running up the
score, or having back to back 4
and 7 seasons. Jenkins left after
allegations of wrong doings
were brought to the press by
several former players and an
assistant coach. Jenkins resigned in an emotional press
conference, where he almost
cried. -Michael Edwards
Freddie Gilbert takes to the air again. The receiver was again leading the nation in pass reception. Gilbert was a senior majoring in Industrial
Economics, whatever that is. Photo by Thomas
U nfortunately, we can't figure out who this is, it
is either defensive end Linton Weatherspoon
(why would he have the ball?), Suporback
Lawrence Mouton, or Superback Lamar Smith. It
could be someone else, because many duplicate
numbers are used for the team, but it gives us a
chance to do a little name dropping. Photo by
Thomas Nguyen, (lower left)
INahala Johnson works with the mystery torso iii
takingdownthisTCl Jreeeivor who has four legs.(?)
Photo by Thomas Nguyen, (lower right)
1992 Cougar Football Roster
Daniel Adams, Mike Adams, Truetl Akin, Allen I
Aldridge, Kyle Allen, Eric Anderson, Jeff Armstrong, I
Cody Avants, Preston Bailey, Kevin Batiste, Deli thro I
Bell, John Berry, Randy Blair, Kevin Bleier, Eric I
Blount, Jason Brennan, Sean Broussard, Bryan Brown, I
John Brown, John W. Brown, Wayne Brown, John|
Bryant, Doyle Burns, Patrick Byrd.
Stewart Carpenter, Mike Chandler, Rodney I
Chapman, Zach Chatman, Carlos Chester, Darrelll
Clapp, Steve Clarke, Chuck Clements, Trace Craft,!
Willie Crawford, Nathan Culkin, Jeff Daniels, Stephon I
Davis, Reggie Davis, Tyrone Davis, John Denbow,
Lorenzo Dickson, Stephen Dixon, Rodney Dotson,|
Richard Elder, Chandler Evans, Tommy Evans, I
Sam Faaita, Marlon Foots, Percy Gault, Fred Gilbert, I
Paul Gipson, Anthony Glasco, Phillip Glover, Tracy I
Good, Fallon Gordon, Otis Grant, K. O. Graves, Derrick Gray, Gerald Gregoire, Tommy Guy.
Craigory Hall, Roger Hall, Kevin Harris, Stephen I
Harris, Eric Harrison, Xavier Harvey, Jimmy Herndon, I
Michael Hicks, Stanley Holmes, Brisket Howard, |
Keith Jack, Ron Jackson. Nahala Jackson, Jason Jones,
Kenneth Jones, Darryl Kemp, Jimmy Klingler, Kevin|
Eric Malek, Vic Mamich. Chris Maniviglia. Kick |
Marciniak, Mike Marr, Steve Mm!ejka. Dedric Mai his.
Ryan McCoy, Jason McDonald, II lomas Mi (Saughey,
Kelvin McKnighl, Lawrence McPherson, Donald
Moorer, John Morris, Ryan Mounts, Jamie Moulon.
Lawrence Mouton. Terrance Mouton, Tyler Mm ho. |
Michael Newhouse, Chris Ochs, Billy Owens,
Shad Patrick, Ron Petere,ChrisPe/man/raron Phillips,!
Julian Pitre, Jeff Planck, Ronnie Price, Chris Raines,|
Anthony Ri( 8,KennyRobbins,David Roberts, Ravford
Ti Andre Sanders, Brian Shirar, Lamar Smith,|
Sherman Smith, Tim Sneed, Billy Spiller, Jeff Tait,
Ron Thibodeaux, Greg Thornburgh. Christopher|
Tuffin, Nigel Ventress.
Linton Weatherspoon, Joe Wheeler, Brad|
Wigham. Keith Whitley, Greg Whitty, Gerome Williams, Kent Williams, Stephen Williams, Brian Wil-1
son, Tim Winburn, Darren Woods, Tim Woods, Jason |
Head Coach: John Jenkins, third year. Assistant I
Coaches: Melvin Robertson, Tony Fitzpatrick, Ben|
Hurt, Tommy Kaiser, Danny Palmer, Ron Shanklin,
Steven Staggs, Ronnie Vinklarek, Jimmy Warren.