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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 23, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19232.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1988 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19232

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Title Houstonian 1988
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Transcript Maybe Next Year Entering the 1987 football season, there were a number of reasons for both optimism and worry in the Fouke Building. Athletic Director Rudy Davalos and his department had faced a great deal of controversy over the athletic budget and its increased reliance on student service fees. Meanwhile, an NCAA investigation of purported payments to football players had concluded on campus, yet the findings had yet to be released. Yet new football Coach Jack Pardee had installed a new "Run- and-Shoot" offense that promised to fill the scoreboard with points. The thought amongst athletic leaders was that fans would quickly respond to the more exciting play by filling seats in the Astrodome. Davalos said before the season opener that, "From an administration standpoint, we must get off to a good start. If we come out and look real sharp, there is no question it will help attendance." He added, 'Til be extremely disappointed if we get only 15,000-20,000 (attendance) per game. I'd like to see us in the mid-twenties." The hope was as little realized as were UH hopes for a strong showing against Oklahoma State in the opener. The OSU squad thoroughly dominated the Cougars — as Pardee's offense fell completely apart — and ... Houston should be among the top half of SWC teams in 1988. Houston was shut out for the first time at home in 22 years, 35-0. Pardee and offensive coordinator John Jenkins ran out three quarterbacks in an attempt to get the offense clicking, but starter David Dacus and first backup Ed Powers both proved totally ineffective against the stifling Cowboy defense. Only third-string QB Andre Ware showed an ability to move the team. Ware used a combination of Run- and-Shoot plays and Veer scrambling as he led the Coogs during the fourth quarter. That performance impressed the coaches that Ware deserved the starting job. Just like that, UH had its first freshman starter at the quarterback position since Gerald Landry, arguably the best QB in school history. Pardee explained, "The biggest thing we're looking for is that spark which will get our offense moving. We're not giving up on Dacus or Powers, but we are looking for someone to jumpstart the offense." And Ware did exactly that in the next game against Sam Houston State. Completing a school-record 25 passes, Ware and kickoff return man James Dixon led Houston to a 38-34 win over the Division I-AA Bearkats. The freshman wasted little time showing his appreciation for the starting nod, quickly working the Cougars to 17 first-half points, including (continued) Scandal continued to plague the football team during the 1987 season, but new Coach Jack Pardee and the team made a strong showing. Photo by Dorian Isenberg. Sports 121