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1969 Houston Cougars football team

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Conference  Independent
AP  No. 12
Head coach  Bill Yeoman (8th year)
Coaches  No. 14
1969 record  9–2
Offensive coordinator  Bill Yeoman (8th year)
1969 Houston Cougars football team

The 1969 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH, represented the University of Houston in the 1969 college football season. It was the 24th year of season play for Houston. The team was coached by eighth-year head coach Bill Yeoman who would later be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. The team played its home games in the Astrodome, a 53,000-person capacity stadium off-campus in Houston. Houston competed as a member of the NCAA in the University Division, independent of any athletic conference. It was their tenth year of doing so. After completion of the regular season, the Cougars were invited to the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, where they defeated the Auburn Tigers. Following the overall season, several players were selected for the 1970 NFL Draft.

Top 25 rankings

Houston was nationally ranked in the AP Poll for the pre-season with the #7 spot. It was the first time that Houston had received votes in the pre-season for that poll since the 1953 season, and was the highest pre-season ranking for the team ever. Outside of the 1967 season, it was the highest that Houston had ever been ranked in the poll.

References

1969 Houston Cougars football team Wikipedia


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