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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. July 29, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19438/show/19233.

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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/19233

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Transcript Or the Next an electric 53-yard TD pass to Jason Phillips. Dixon, meanwhile, was making sure that fans didn't leave for a Coke during kick- offs. He broke away in the third quarter for a 94-yard TD return and ended the game with 217 return yards, lVfe-times the previous school record. The two records against SHSU was just the beginning of a season-long assault on the school record book, and the next game — against Baylor — saw six more records fall. Most went to Ware, who threw for 404 yards, as the Cougars fell, 30-18. Ware also completed 31 passes out of 62 attempts, both new marks. And teammate Phillips caught 14 of those, boosting him into the national lead for receptions per game. Two interceptions, though, by Baylor's Robert Blackmon kept the Cougars at arm's length all evening. Houston traveled to College Station the next Saturday, facing a nationally-ranked Texas A&M team that would eventually go to the Cotton Bowl. Despite the opportunity for a confidence-crushing blowout, UH threatened the Aggies throughout the game, finally falling, 22-17, as a final fourth-quarter rally ended with a pair of sacks by A&M defensive backs. Kicker Chip Browndyke said of the game, "We felt it was destiny for us to win. They just shut the door on us." Until that point, though, the Aggies couldn't do much of anything with the upstart UH team. Kimble Anders filled in at the running back position for an injured Sloan Hood and ran up 111 yards, including a two-yard TD dive, and caught a touchdown pass that went 50 yards. Meanwhile, the Cougar defense turned in its best performance of the season, limiting the Ags to only 250 yards of offense and shutting down the A&M running backs to only 73 yards rushing. Houston tried to regroup as it traveled to Laramie, Wyo., to visit the Wyoming Cowboys. This game was scheduled to replace the one lost when SMU cancelled its season, and the Cowboys were proving to be a major surprise; they would eventually win the Western Athletic Conference and host the Holiday Bowl. For the second week in a row, the underdog Cougars almost bit a favored team, but again saw the game slip away in the final moments. A field goal by Wyoming's Greg Worker with one second left put them past UH, 37-35. But perhaps a more devastating loss came in the first quarter when Andre Ware suffered a broken left forearm. Ed Powers stepped in for Ware and had a strong performance, completing 23 of 49 passes for 364 yards and three TDs. Cornerback Johnny Jackson's two interceptions also helped. His second, with only 1:30 left in the game, seemed to secure the UH win. But UH couldn't find a running game it hadn't used all year long. Two unsuccessful runs, and two Cowboys timeouts, forced the Cougars to punt. Still, Simon Rodriguez's punt left Wyoming on the 17. James Loving made a catch in the middle of Houston's prevent defense and ran 65 yards to the UH 18. Worker came on to kick his 35-yard field goal and Wyoming escaped. We felt it was destiny for us to win. They just shut the door on us. kicker Chip Browndyke 122 University of Houston Teammates Johnny Norwood (4) and Randy Thornton (1) congratulate Johnny Jackson (10) after Jackson returned another interception for a touchdown against Texas. Jackson turned three interceptions in to TDs that night. Photo by Michael Davis. Aggies on the bottom, Cougars on the top. Three UH defenders fight to keep Texas A&M's Matt Gurley (38) out of the end zone. Photo by John Schmalz. A submarine tackle of defensive back Chris Ellison (39) sends a Texas Tech receiver into a midair flip. Photo by John Schmalz. Although this pass hit Jason Phillips right in the numbers during the Sam Houston game, it was not one of his UH-record 99 receptions on the season. Photo by Michael Davis. Houston continued its four-game road trip the next week by flying to Fay- etteville to challenge Arkansas. Powers earned the starting nod, but was pulled quickly after he failed to move the Cougars. David Dacus, saw his first action since the season opener. Dacus rallied Houston and UH led, 17-14, in the fourth quarter when the Razorbacks put together a 66-yard TD drive to win it. It was UH's third straight loss of less than a touchdown, and their record of 1-5 was the worst in the Southwest Conference. But hints at competitiveness were blown away in the Fort Worth wind the next week, as TCU crushed UH, 35-7. The Frogs' Tony Jeffery ran for 194 yards and the TCU team combined for 352 rushing yards. About the only bright spots of the game were Jason Phillips' 12 receptions, making the all-time school leader in single-season catches, and Gary McGuire's 23 tackles from the middle linebacker position. At home against the Texas Long- horns, UH rebounded convincingly, exploding to a 60-40 win over the Horns, who were hoping to lock up a Cotton Bowl invitation. (continued) Sports 123