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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 31, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20548.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1994 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20548

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 1994 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed July 31, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/20605/show/20548.

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Title Houstonian 1994
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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 Sports
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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 Jimmy Klingler completes a beautiful spiral to running back Lamar Smith. Unfortunately, Smith's college career was cut short when his left shoulder was seperated during the Texas A&M game early in the SWC season. Photo by Michael Smith Coach Helton discusses thp t.caI plan of action with quarterback Chuck Clements. In December WK, starting quarterback Jimmy Klingler announced his entrance into the Nr'L draft. Clements might be the quarterback in 1994, but there was plenty of stiff competion waiting for the job. Photo by Cesar Alvarez Past Times UH's veer was tested by the Texas Wishbone in 1968 game Darrell Royal unveiled the wishbone offense in the 1968 Texas opener against the Cougars at Me morial Stadium, and one version of the legend has Royal and Emory Bellard creating the three-man backfield while watching films of Bill Yeoman's triple option veer in preparation of the Houston game. After three consecutive 6-4 seasons out of the national rankings, Royal was ready to make a change and looked to ambush the Houston team and the country's number one offense with its new prototype. By way of the veer, Yeoman and his Cougars were in the midst of six straight years inside the A.P. top 20 and saw the game as an opportunity to gain some additional respect in a state dominated by Longhorn football. "It was a big chance for us to prove something against one of the elite programs," said Houston attorney Mike Johnston, who played linebacker for the Cougars from 1967-1969. The two teams traded blows throughout the first three quarters, forging a 20-20 push early into the fourth. Houston took the momentum in the final quarter. The defense held the fledgling wishbone to three consecutive three-and-outs, and the offense drove inside the Long- horn three-yard line twice, but the Cougars were unable to finish the job. A missed field goal on the first drive influenced Yeoman to try and push the ball in on fourth down on the second, which led to a goal-line stand by Texas at the two-yard line. With 1:22 left in the game, Houston once again penetrated Longhorn territory only to have its final drive foiled by an interception. After a near turnover at their own 30-yard line in its final possession, the Horns ran out the clock, the final 37 seconds in the huddle, to end the game in a dead heat. The Longhorns ran just 12 plays in their five fourth-quarter possessions versus 33 plays on the by the Cougars. Houston finished the game with 10 more first downs and 84 more yards of total offense than Texas, which made the grid-lock hard to swallow for some of the Cougars players. "That game was big," said former defensive back Wade Phillips, now head coach for the Denver Broncos. "It was a shame because we beat them all over the place at their house, but came away with a tie." Added Johnston, "I felt we had the game won. There's no doubt in my mind that they felt lucky not to have lost." Apparently at least one of them did. After the game Royal made a rare appearance in an opposing locker room to speak to the Cougars and commend them on their effort- which left a lasting impression on some of the Houston players. Royal's speech may have been a gesture of reciprocity to Yeoman, as he later admitted using some concepts from Yeoman's veer to help create the wishbone. Royal and his staff had developed the system under wraps and brought it to the 1968 opener unnamed. The offense was dubbed at a post-game press conference that night as the writers were prodding Royal for a label. Houston writer Mickey Hershowitz pointed out that the Y formation resembled a "pulley bone." "O.K.,"Royalsaid. "Thewishbone:'-JasonLuther Football 6D289