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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 25, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5019.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1999 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/5219/show/5019

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Transcript Football the 56-year-old stadium "a fairgrounds." Kim Helton responded by saying that NcNown should "worry about playing and let (UCLA head coach Bob Toledo) coach." The situation made national news, something the 0-3 Cougars could have lived without. Houston traveled to Knoxville, Tenn., to play the Volunteers on the heels of the McNown incident. Tennessee handed the Cougars their biggest loss of the young season, 42-7. Over 106,000 fans, the largest crown to ever see UH play, filled Neyland Stadium and acted as the 12th man for the Vols. Houston was hapless as Tee Martin and the explosive Vol offense ran up the score. The Cougars returned home for a much easier game as the Memphis Tigers came to town. Houston took care of the Tigers 35-14 for their first win in over a year as Ketric Sanford ran for a career high 177 yards on 29 carries. Houston racked up 508 yards and recorded two interceptions in the game, including Emile White's 22 yard return for a touchdown midway through the third quarter. The Cougars then hosted first-year Conference USA member Army. The Black Knights came into Robertson as underdogs, but ran all over UH with their wishbone offense. Army scored 28 points in the first half to end the game before it was halfway over. The Cadets ended the game with 324 yards on the ground, the most recorded against Houston all season. The final score, 38-28, was not indicative of how bad the Cadets beat Houston. Kim Helton's team got a much-deserved week off after the Army game to regroup in time for trip to Denton to play North Texas. After trailing the Mean Green at halftime 7-9, the Cougars outscored UNT 24-0 in the second half to win their second game of the season 31-9. The win was the first road win of the season .setting up a showdown with East Carolina. On the heels of a solid second-half performance the week before, the Cougars beat East Carolina on the road as fullback Mike Green caught a 57 yard pass with 1:57 to go in the game Left: Wide receiver Jerrian James and defensive end Mike Knepper celebrate after UH's touchdown with eight seconds left before halftime. The play proved to be the Cougar's only score In the game against Minnesota. After finishing 3-8 in 1997, the Cougars finished 1998 with yet another 3-8 record. Fans watched the UH team struggle throughout the season and come close to winning, #**■" Sept, 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 24 Oct. 31 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 California Minnesota UCLA Tennessee Memphis Army North Texas East Carolina Southern Miss Cinncinati Tulane Berkeley ROBERTSON ROBERTSON Knoxville ROBERTSON ROBERTSO Denton GreenviM ROBERTSON Cincinnati New Orleans - JrUBti Score Attendance L, 10-14 33,000 L,7-14 17,540 L, 24-42 19,540 106,417 13,140 18,480 L, 7-42 W, 35-14 L, 28-38 W,31-9 W, 34-31 L, 15-21 L, 43-44 L, 20-48 H 13,899 26,821 16,260 16,886 26,978 /. to get the Cougars to the eight yard line. Green then punched it in for the winning TD as the Cougars upset ECU 34-31. The ECU win propelled talk of the possibility of a winning season and running the table to win C-USA. But all of those hopes were dashed as the Coogs fell to Southern Miss in Houston 21 - 15. Jason McKinley's late interception in the end zone sealed the fate of a second consecutive losing season. The Cougars were now 3-6 and out of bowl contention. The last two games of the season were against polar opposite teams: an 0-9 Cincinnati Bearcat squad and the undefeated 10-0 Tulane Green Wave. Houston gave the Bearcats their first win of the season, as UC scored with 61 seconds left in the game to win 44-43. After the devastating loss to UC, Houston had to prepare for the Green Wave and QB sensation Shaun King in the Louisiana Superdome. After scoring the first points of the game and playing fairly close to TU in the first half, the Cougars were blown out in the second as Tulane's many weapons were too much for injury-depleted UH. Tulane clinched the C-USA crown by beating Houston 48-20. The game against Tulane made Houston the only school in the nation to face both undefeated teams in the nation. After the season, Athletics Director Chet Gladchuk and Kim Helton decided on the future of Houston football as many in the media looked on. Newspaper stories were published daily as to whether or not Helton would be retained, even though he had three years left on his current contract. In the end, Gladchuk decided Helton needed one more year to prove himself. One of the conditions of Helton staying with UH would be the shake up of his offensive and defensive coordinators, Dan Lounsbury and Gary Bartel. Helton brought in Les Koenning Jr. and Dick Bumpas to replace the two. After the disappointing season, Helton offered few excuses for the disappointing 3-8 season. "We just didn't get the job done," he said. "Injuries and the tough schedule aside, we have to do a better job of winning games." SPORTS 3...8 again • 55