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Wednesday last day to drop courses for withdrawal mark A reminder to all students that Wednesday is the last day to drop or withdraw from a course with a W. Note that withdrawing may affect a student’s satisfactory academic progress standing and may cause an ineligibility for future financial aid. Login to myuh.uh.edu (Peoplesoft) to withdraw from a class. — Jennifer Postel

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UH architecture students to be awarded by Mayor Mayor Annise Parker will present students from UH’s Graduate Design Build Studio with the Mayor’s Proud Partner Award for the design and construction of a Solar Shade Tree that is now being utilized by students at McReynolds Middle School. GDBS is made up of graduate architecture students and is led by director and architecture professor Patrick Peters. The steel tree, which is powered by four solar panels, offers seating, cooling and lighting for McReynolds students and is GDBS’ 22nd annual project. Peters and his students will be given the award, which is presented through the Keep Houston Beautiful Organization, at the 27th annual Mayor’s Proud Partners Award Luncheon today at 11 a.m. at the Houston Post Oak Hilton.

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THE DAILY COUGAR Ron Gillory says he may have found his great-great-greatgrandfather buried under several tons of asphalt. Charles Gottschalk committed suicide over 125 years ago “with a bullet through his heart,” wrote The Galveston Daily News in 1885; he was not allowed to be buried in a church cemetery. He was placed in his family’s cemetery, which was located in the

“southwestward portion” of his family’s property, according to an 1889 lawsuit between members of the family. The property and the graves were situated beneath what is now the Downtown Daley Lot, which provides parking for University of Houston Downtown students, Gillory said. “(The parking lot) is so big. It totally encompasses the original property,” Gillory said. “I don’t think my ancestors are resting well having cars parked on top of their graves.”

Other members of Gillory’s family started the search for the graves, but Gillory has since become more involved. “The reason we got into this was that there’s a trust fund. Part of the requirements on the trust was to make sure everyone’s grave has a marker. That’s why this came up,” Gillory said. “There’s three sites they’ve been looking for, this is one of them that they’ve found pretty good records on.” HISTORY continues on page 2

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s part of the Octoberfest celebrations at UH, there was a haunted penthouse Wednesday at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center. People, such as Tanya Reyes, who braved the scares received a free T-shirt and had the option of donating blood at the end, thanks to the TRUE Blood Drive sponsored by the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Drive. | Emily Chambers/The Daily Cougar

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Award-winning author to talk energy, environment In conjunction with the UH Energy Exchange Program, Pultizer Prize-winning author and energy expert Daniel Yergin will speak on energy issues affecting the environment and economy today at 5:30 p.m. in Michael J. Cemo Hall. “We are excited about Daniel Yergin’s visit to the University of Houston,” said Joseph Pratt, Cullen professor of history and business. “His books, media appearances and lectures have made him one of the most visible and influential energy educators in the world.” The event is free and open to the public. For more information on Daniel Yergin visit www.danielyergin. com.

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As students leave their cars in the UH Downtown parking lot, who knows what spirits are lurking around them? | Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

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Lecture details importance of immigration Ryan Rockett THE DAILY COUGAR Rice University Sociology Professor and Kinder Institute Co-Director Stephen Klineberg rebuked Texas’ austere immigration policies and emphasized the potential of increased diversity in Houston in a presentation Wednesday afternoon in the UH Philip Guthrie Hoffman Hall.

“No city has benefitted more from immigration than us,” Klineberg said. “America’s future is here in Houston now.” The Harvard graduate recounted 30 years of demographic and economic surveys in Harris County composed by the Kinder Institute. In the wake of the oil business bust of the mid-1980s, Klineberg said, the new source of Houston wealth will be biotechnology and nanotechnology.

Houston’s diversity will play an integral role in realizing this future. Citing statistics showing rapidly increasing minority and immigrant populations in Houston, Klineberg described current US immigration policy as “immoral and dysfunctional,” and said that embracing and properly educating the immigrant labor force is necessary for the nation’s advancement.

“This is a done deal,” Klineberg said. “Close the borders tomorrow, build your fence so not another immigrant will ever be allowed to come to these shores; no force in the world will stop Houston diversity. “Every business in Houston that doesn’t figure out how to capitalize on the burgeoning diversity of (the city) will find it DIVERSITY continues on page 2


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harder to advance as the 21st century unfolds.” Following his lecture, he engaged the 15 attendees in some brief Q-and-A. When asked if the US can effectively take advantage of diversity at a time when many minority children receive substandard education, Klineberg referenced Houston’s Knowledge Is Power Program as one possible formula for success. “If we don’t turn (substandard education) around now in this generation, it’s very hard to envision a successful America,” Klineberg said. “If we don’t do this we will become a Third World country and a Third World city.” The presentation kicked off a month-long series hosted by Janice Hutchinson and the Department of Comparative Cultural Studies, on topics such as, “Race: Are We So Different?” Hutchinson will host additional lectures on Wednesday, as well as

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The graves had long since fallen into disrepair from a dispute within the family. They may have been unmarked when the parking lot was constructed, but deed records and oral family history verify the location of the graveyard, said Gillory.

Nov. 9, 16 and 30 in PGH room 232. The lecture series was created in conjunction with a corresponding exhibit on display until Jan. 1, 2012, at the John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science. Klineberg joined Rice University’s sociology department in 1972 after receiving degrees at Haverford College, the University of Paris and Harvard. He has received 10 teaching awards including the George R. Brown Lifetime Award for Excellence in Teaching. The creator of the now 29-yearstrong Houston Annual Survey, Klineberg ended his presentation with survey results showing increasingly progressive attitudes toward an ethnic society. “We have a tremendous challenge to ensure that we can build a truly successful, inclusive, multiethnic society,” Klineberg said. “With your education at UH you have a responsibility to reach out to kids and show them what’s possible.” news@thedailycougar.com

Even if the graves were marked, Gillory says, he would not be surprised if the previous land owners had destroyed the grave markers to increase the value of the land. Gillory is worried that further construction may destroy the graves. “I want (the University) to respect the cemetery,” he said. news@thedailycougar.com

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8 p.m. Monday at Warehouse Live, 8813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX 77003. For more information call 713-225-5483 or visit www.warehouselive.com. $26.50 to $30.

Rick Robinson with Dylan Leblanc 8 p.m. Tuesday at Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, Houston, TX 77007. For more information call 713-862-3838 or visit www.fitzlivemusic.com. $15 to $18.

Russian Circles with Deafheaven, Sleeping Ancient 8 p.m. Wednesday at Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, Houston, TX 77007. For more information call 713-862-3838 or visit www.fitzlivemusic.com. $15.

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Saves the Day and Bayside 6 p.m. Thursday at Warehouse Live, 8813 St. Emanuel, Houston, TX 77003. For more information call 713-225-5483 or visit www.warehouselive.com. $16 to $19.

Mates of State 8 p.m. Friday at Fitzgerald’s, 2706 White Oak, Houston, TX 77007. For more information call 713-862-3838 or visit www.fitzlivemusic.com. $12 to $15.

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Johnny Depp stars as Paul Kemp, a journalist who relocates to Puerto Rico in an effort to escape the woes of capitalism in the 1960s. Based on the novel by Hunter S. Thompson, the film is centered around Kemp’s excessive use of drugs and alcohol while writing for The San Juan Star. | GK Films

A small plane glides over the clear, blue Caribbean with a banner attached saying something about Puerto Rico. Our eyes follow the plane through beautiful sights when the lens finally focuses on a hotel on the crisp beach. Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp) staggers from the bed and through the litter of a trashed hotel room with an extreme hangover, throwing open the curtains to see the plane soar past. And so begins “The Rum Diary,” the story of a freelance journalist who, in a critical point in his life, has resorted to the rumsoaked lifestyle of his self-destructive peers. He leaves New York City to write for The San Juan Star, a cheap and run-down Puerto Rican newspaper. Adapted from Hunter S. Thompson’s debut novel, the film focuses on the aspect of greed and the rise of capitalism in 1960 by wealthy businessman Sanderson (Aaron Eckhart). The cast includes characters that work for the paper, including Richard Jenkins, Michael Rispoli and Giovanni Ribisi in the role of a lifetime as Moburg — a sketchy alcoholic who has a fondness for Hitler records. The film serves as an unofficial prequel to the first Hunter S. Thompson adaptation starring Depp, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.” Unlike “Fear and Loathing,” “The Rum Diary” is a work of fiction but Kemp shares common

features that were typical of Thompson, including an extreme distaste for Richard Nixon. This gives the film a more zany perspective that was not present as much in the novel, giving Depp another chance to channel Thompson’s often critically eccentric and wily personality. Not unlike the film adaptations of Stephen King, “The Rum Diary” over-emphasizes the fact that it’s a work by Thompson — a man who was known for continuous drug and alcohol use. The use of alcohol is spot-on in comparison to the novel, but there is a special treat: an added drug sequence to give it what audiences would expect for an adaptation from the mind of Thompson. Kemp decides to attempt a retaliation against what he sees as the cruelty of the capitalistic corporations that are virulently spreading throughout society. Instead of writing favorably about them for a paycheck, he exploits the people that he feels are responsible. Things also get more interesting regarding Kemp’s interest in Chenault, Sanderson’s fiancée played by the strikingly beautiful Amber Heard. Kemp fights for what Thompson spent his life searching for — the American dream, which is seen as capitalism that everyone plays into, but if they were to wake up all they’d want was their money back. Kemp

It was just a few months ago that Beirut rocked Free Press Summerfest at Eleanor Tinsley Park, and today they are back in support of their new album “The Rip Tide.” Doors open for the show tonight at 8 p.m. at Warehouse Live. “The Rip Tide” is Beirut’s strongest and most personal album yet. Led by Zach Condon, Beirut brings a mix of indie pop and folk with Eastern European Gypsy influences, among other musical styles like jazz, lo-fi and psychadelia. Condon and Co. find a way on “The Rip Tide” to continue their successful blend of eclecticworldly styles, while still pumping out incredible pop music. In addition to the multitude of styles heard in the band’s music, it also employs a variety of instruments including accordion, keyboards, saxophone, clarinet, mandolin, ukulele, horns, cello and violin. Recent setlists from the 27-date tour show that the band has played songs from all of its works, and not focused on the most recently released LP. Condon’s wide influences stem from dropping out of high school in New Mexico when he was 16 and backpacking through Europe, where he was exposed to Balkan folk and Gypsy music. The other members of Beirut are Jeremy Barnes and Heather Trost. “The Rip Tide” can be heard in full on NPR’s music website under the First Listen section.

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THE DAILY COUGAR Halloween is finally here, and as usual, that involves parties, candy and monsters. But for many college students, buying a costume is a luxury they cannot afford. In an effort to go a

little green and be a little cheap, here are some great Halloween costumes that require very little money and might use things that you already own. YouTube makes doing make-up a breeze Living in the modern age has many advantages. As college students we should praise YouTube for all that is has brought us. For Halloween, we can utilize the wealth of information from make-up experts. If your goal is to be gruesome, a quick search for zombie make-up

tutorial yields 3,260 results. For those looking for a cute or sexy costume, a fairy make-up tutorial yields 3,330. However, these are merely ideas, and you can search for hundreds of other tutorials. Channel your inner hippie It might be a little cliché and old fashioned, but a pair of jeans, a tie-dye shirt and a bandana can instantly transform anyone back to the past. HALLOWEEN continues on page 8


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oday, Houston is a less vibrant city. There is a hole in the heart of The Daily Cougar; our former opinion editor and UH alumnus, Andrew Taylor, died on Saturday. He was 23. On Saturday morning, Andrew had an accident while cycling with a group of friends. According to a blog post on spacecitycycling.com by Crystal Haddock, Andrew fell off his bike and was hit by a pickup truck. He was lifeflighted, but unfortunately passed away. Andrew was a great man, dedicated coworker and an amazing friend. He always had a smile on his face and never turned a friend down. If you were having a bad day, Andrew would ask what was bothering you — he made time for everyone. His love for life was infectious. Andrew loved to try new things, and nothing stopped him from appreciating everything around him. Whether he was working as a barista, editing a story or just socializing, Andrew brought joy wherever he went. Humor was no stranger to Andrew. His hats were the stuff of legend; whether it was a fedora, a knitted panda hat or a beret, he was always wearing something hilarious. He didn’t care what others thought of his eclectic fashion sense — if he wanted to wear suspenders and a vest, then that is what he very well did. Few people were as smart as him, and the few people who tried to debate with him retreated quickly; he had the facts and the logic to tear down all but the best arguments. As an opinion editor and an economics major, he was always one of the brightest people in the room. At times like this, the world seems cold and dark. No one deserves to be torn away so abruptly — least of all a person as caring as Andrew. The Daily Cougar wants to send our heartfelt condolences to the Taylor family and to all of Andrew’s friends. A-Tay, we love you, we miss you, and we will never forget you. You changed our lives.

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Andrew Taylor, far left, with fellow Daily Cougar editors at last spring’s Student Publications banquet. | File Photo/The Daily Cougar

I’ll never forget hanging out with Andrew. Whether at the gun range, fixing EXIT signs or learning how to drive his stick shift, a day with A-Tay was excellent. I miss him already.

Andrew set an impossible style precedent for this position. And although I have tried, I will never wear a driver’s cap as well as Andrew wore his. My hat goes off to you buddy.

You brought so much light to the world, but your flame was extinguished way too soon. I’ll always cherish the wonderful things your friendship brought to my life.

‘Hoppy Birthday’ read the post-it note attached to a micro-brewed IPA from Andrew. I’ll think of him every time I drink a good beer; and I’ll pour some out for my boy A-Tay.

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ouston has an enormous amount of people who use the roads to express their need for speed, their hunger for adrenaline, a desire to sightsee and explore, and for health benefits. These people are not the idiotic drivers that cause wrecks and delays on the interstates; I’m talking about the Houstonians who belong to the cycling community. Cyclists who belong to Houston love the city, admire its beauty and wish to keep it that way. They ride out to parks, they explore new neighborAndrew hoods, and they’re active in their Taylor community. Unfortunately, Houston has yet to return the love back to the cycling community. Other than the occasional bike lane and a few bike trails, Houston’s roads and safety enforcement are relatively nonexistent.

The recession has placed all states in tight places monetarily, but activities within the cycling community are ways for cities to grow in a more positive way. Spending state budget money on bike trails, increasing the number of law enforcement officers on bicycles and city jobs created around those cycling friendly areas would create only positive benefits. Building cycling lanes and cycling trails gives people incentives to move to Houston. They bring more revenue by coercing people out of their houses and into town on the weekends. One of my first rides was through the downtown grid; it forever changed my perspective on downtown. As I approached Discovery Green Park, I felt that I had discovered a part of Houston that was actually worth waking up early on Saturday mornings. Cycling shops in Houston are increasing, contributing to small business growth. BikeHouston.org is the central

cycling web site for Houston and has all the information a cyclist might want when thinking about riding. Bike Houston is not alone; there are many other organizations and groups built around the city that are supportive of and supported by the cycling community. Cyclists like me can only hope that city officials recognize the potential within this part of our great city. It is crucial for those same officials to relay the importance to state officials and ultimately for our state government to lobby for funding. Even The University of Houston has its own cycling organization. It represents the greener and the largely socially conscience portion of our student body. Texas needs more communities like cyclists and those others that get out and enjoy everything that is naturally wonderful about our state. Originally published on July 14, 2010

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SEPT. 3 vs. UCLA W 38-34

SEPT. 10 vs. North Texas W 48-23

SEPT. 17 at La. Tech W 35-34

SEPT. 24 vs. Georgia State W 56-0

SEPT. 29 at UTEP* El Paso, TX W 49-42

OCT. 8 vs. East Carolina * W 56-3

OCT. 22 vs. Marshall W 68-23

OCT. 27 vs. Rice * W 73-34

NOV. 5 at. UAB * Birmingham, Ala. 7 p.m.

NOV. 10 at. Tulane * New Orleans, La. 7 p.m.

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STAND OUTS Senior receiver Patrick Edwards caught seven passes for 318 yards and five touchdowns — both career highs and the highest marks in the NCAA this season. Edwards’ five scores helped him tie Elmo Wright for the most receiving touchdowns in UH history. | Jairo Razo/The Daily Cougar

Senior receiver Tyron Carrier ran back the game’s opening kickoff 100 yards to tie former Clemson standout C.J. Spiller for the most kickoff return touchdowns in NCAA history. Carrier finished with 229 all-purpose yards.

Senior quarterback Case Keenum threw for 534 yards and nine touchdowns. The fifth touchdown made him the NCAA’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns. The Cougars won 73-34 over Rice, and UH took back the Bayou Bucket. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar

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A Case of awesomeness Keenum continues assault on record books with 9 TDs The ball that quarterback Case Keenum threw his record-breaking 135th career touchdown pass with almost ended up as a hot commodity on eBay, instead of in the hands of the HeisJoshua man hopeful. Siegel “I was yelling at the official because they set it down and they were going to kick the extra point,” head coach Kevin Sumlin said. “We actually did kick that ball into the stands, but they threw it back. “If the fans knew that was the ball, we wouldn’t have got it back. I was thinking, ‘Surely, you guys recognize what ball that is.’ But our fans, that was very, very nice of them. I’d like to thank them for giving that ball back.” After the game, Keenum had no idea that the fans returned the ball. “Did they really? That’s just our fans — they’re awesome,” Keenum said. The feeling is mutual. It appears that UH fans think Keenum is pretty all right too. He is in the midst of not just a great season, but an all-time great season. The guy doesn’t make mistakes. He is allergic to turnovers. There are no hiccups in his game. Keenum’s current quarterback rating of 194.1 would finish as the highest mark in the sport since 2000 — Ryan Dinwiddle, the current leader, finished with a 188.2 rating in 2002 for Boise State. In just more than a 12-game schedule, not counting the likely Conference USA Championship game and bowl game, Keenum projects to finish with 48 touchdowns and five interceptions with 4,829 yards. Since 2000, just four players have thrown 48 touchdown passes in a single season: Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, 58, 2006; Texas Tech’s B.J. Symons, 52, 2003; Oklahoma’s Sam Bradford,

50, 2008; Graham Harrell, Texas Tech, 48, 2007. If Keenum finishes with just five picks, Bradford would be the closest to him with eight, but Symons threw 22 interceptions during his 2003 campaign. This season, the Cougars lead the NCAA in total yards, yards per play and points per game, while having possession of the ball for just an average of 24:33 per game, the fourth-lowest time of possession in the NCAA. Keenum followed his six-touchdown performance against Marshall by throwing nine scoring strikes against the Owls to further build his case for the Heisman Trophy, and tilt the national spotlight in the direction of the Bayou City. During the Tuesday press conference before the Cougar’s 63-28 win against Marshall, a reporter asked Keenum to talk about the prospect of breaking Timmy Chang’s all-time total offense records and his other individual accomplishments. He balked at talking about himself. But when asked to talk about the importance of his teammates in reaching those records, he gushed. “Extremely important,” Keenum said. “Just looking back at the guys that I’ve gotten to throw the ball to, that I’ve handed the ball off to over the past few years, it’s been a lot of different guys. Someone told me it was like 30 different receivers that I’ve completed passes to and over 20 of those guys have caught touchdown passes. “I know for a fact — a lot of that is yards after the catch, too. That’s a lot of fast guys running around making people miss. Even going back to guys who have blocked for me — from those guys up front right now and guys from years past. It’s not a single person, any award that we get, it’s a team deal. That’s what’s really cool about this sport.” Seven of Keenum’s nine touchdown passes KEENUM continues on page 6

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Scoring summary First quarter UH — Carrier, 100-yd kickoff return (Hogan kick), 14:45 RICE — Boswell, 51-yd field goal, 10:35 RICE — Smith, 1-yd run (Boswell kick), 9:37 HOU — Edwards, 57-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan), 00:00 Second quarter RICE — Boswell, 40-yd field goal, 11:20 UH — Hogan, 33-yd field goal, 10:00 UH — Carrier, 21-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 6:28 UH — Edwards, 64-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 3:49 UH — Johnson, 18-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 0:26 Third quarter UH — Sims, 41-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 11:35 UH — Sims, 20-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 8:20 RICE — Smith, 97-yd run (Boswell kick), 5:11 UH — Edwards, 22-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 2:43 Fourth quarter UH — Edwards, 47-yd pass from Keenum (Hogan kick), 10:13

Game leaders Passing UH — Keenum, 24-37, 534 yd, 9 TD, 1 INT Rushing UH — Hayes, 12 att, 76 yd Receiving UH — Edwards, 7 rec, 318 yd, 5 TD UH — Carrier, 7 rec, 85 yd, 1 TD UH — Johnson, 4 rec, 56 yd, 1 TD UH — Sims, 4 rec, 73 yd, 2 TD

Once the rain stopped the Cougars were unstoppable — scoring on nine-straight post-precipitation possessions. The Cougars posted video game numbers. Case Keenum completed 24 of 37 passes for 534 yards and nine touchdowns, while only being sacked once. Patrick Edwards was on the receiving end of five of those scores and had a career day with 318 yards receiving. | Grade: A+

Defense: As usual, the defense was opportunistic and stepped up when it needed to but gave up a few big plays that could have been avoided. Tyler Smith’s 97-yard touchdown run is the one that really stings. UH had the Owls pinned up against their own end zone and instead gave up an enormous play. | Grade: C+

Special teams: Tyron Carrier opened the game with a 100-yard return to tie C.J. Spiller for the most all-time in NCAA history. Richie Leone was solid and Matt Hogan nailed his one attempt. | Grade: A

GAME OF THE WEEK STAN 56 USC 48 Cardinal prove to be Luck-ier: It took three overtimes, but the Cardinal (8-0, 6-0) sealed the win when USC’s Curtis McNeal fumbled in the end zone. McNeal enjoyed a huge day otherwise, rushing for 145 yards on 20 carries and two scores. Andrew Luck threw for 330 yards and three touchdowns on 29 of 40 passing. He was 4-for-5 passing on the Cardinal’s game-tying fourth-quarter drive, including a 16-yard run.

SAY WHAT? They played man the whole game. What can you do but throw the ball deep. We have some guys on this team that are pretty fast — myself and Pat.“ — Tyron Carrier, receiver, on the success of the Cougars’ offense against Rice.


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THE DAILY COUGAR The Cougars needed a win over Rice on Friday at Robertson Stadium to earn a berth in the Conference USA Tournament. The Cougars (6-11-2, 3-6-2 C-USA) did not lose. They dominated the Owls (10-7-3, 4-5-2) during the second half and overtime, but could not crack their defense and finished with a 1-1 tie after double-overtime. Had UH won, it would have tied Rice with 13 points in the standings and held the tie-breaker. It was the Cougars who broke the deadlock in the 24th minute when Kylie Cook crossed the ball into the box. Alexis Weaver controlled the ball at her feet before slotting it home from close range past Rice goalkeeper Amy Czyz. “As a team we put out tons of heart and passion,� Weaver said. “Unfortunately we’re not going to go, but at the end of the day you just leave your heart out on the field.� The Owls answered back 10 minutes later when Julia Barrow connected on a corner kick. It proved to be the last goal scored in the game despite a strong finish by a desperate Cougar squad. Sydney George was replaced by Cami Koski in the 75th minute after stopping six shots and conceding one goal. Koski played the remainder of regulation and overtime, making one save.

“It’s a shame,� head coach Susan Bush said. “A tie certainly does feel like a loss, especially on senior night at your home field. But we knew that coming in and it’s a hard way to end the season.� Before kickoff, the Cougars honored seniors Ryan Bruz, Lisa Murer, Stephanie Derieg and Jessica Zavalza. “They are all from out of state,� Bush said. “They came here to make a difference — and they have. If you look at the program four years ago and you look at it now it’s completely different culturally, in the level of play, everything.� Zavalza led UH this season with seven goals. She said that the loss was disappointing but that the overall experience was amazing. “I would never take it back,� Zavalza said. “I’m very fortunate to have had such a great experience. My teammates became my family, so I loved it.� The Cougars’ ninth-place finish in C-USA is disappointing, but the hope for success in the future remains with the players who have another season to wear the scarlet of UH. “I think we have a lot of good incoming freshmen,� Weaver said. “And now a lot of us sophomores and juniors will step up and raise the bar. We know we should make it to the conference tournament next year and we know we don’t want to feel like this again.�

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Big performance, long time coming for Carrier Carrier had a record day himself, returning the game’s opening kickoff 100 yards for his seventh career score, tying him with former Clemson standout C.J. Spiller for the most all-time. “It’s been a hard time,� Carrier said. “I think for about four weeks in a row, it was just that close — one block away. “But as soon as I caught it and took a look, they got to a certain point where they stopped coming.� Solid defense with a few blemishes The Cougars struggled again with handling a running quarterback, as Rice utilized runs up the middle and the Wildcat formation effectively early, and also showed UH several

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different looks by rotating three quarterbacks throughout the game. “We knew they were going to come out and run the read a lot,� linebacker Marcus McGraw said. “At the beginning, we just tried to fit up the best we could and come on the sidelines and start making adjustments.� The Cougars allowed 475 yards, but 164 of those came on flukey plays that should not have happened — a 67-yard touchdown catch by Tyler Smith and a 97-yard run by Smith from Rice’s own 3-yard line. “Today was one of those days when we had a few get away from us,� McGraw said. “We try to do the best we can to make adjustments on the sidelines.� Maybe the Cougars’ defense isn’t as bad as it looks, though. They seem to play up or down to their

competition or based on the importance of the moment. Maybe the offense is just such an efficient machine with so few flaws that it magnifies the defense’s human mistakes. Either way, this feels like a special Cougars squad that can hang with anyone. “I feel like we’re a pretty special team,� Keenum said. “The cool thing is we’ve felt the same way since we started, since offseason workouts, then two-a-days, then first game, second game all the way through. “Hopefully, it’s just other people’s minds that are changing. Our mindset’s been the same since day one. Hopefully we’re just changing other people’s minds about us.� sports@thedailycougar.com

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After his nine-touchdown outburst in the Cougars’ 73-34 win over Rice, quarterback Case Keenum is now on pace to become the fifth quarterback since 2000 to throw for 48 or more touchdown passes (if the projections hold true.)

went to familiar faces Patrick Edwards, Tyron Carrier and Justin Johnson, who have all played with Keenum since 2008. “They should hand out game balls to everybody after that game,� Keenum said. Edwards and Carrier each caught a team-high seven passes, with Edwards setting career-highs in receiving yards (318) and touchdowns (five). Edwards also tied Elmo Wright for the UH record for all-time receiving touchdowns. Carrier said that he and Edwards were able to get free so easily because the Owls played man defense against them all game. “If you play real close to us, we’ll run right by you,� Carrier said.

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