Tuesday, November 6, 2007

1957 UH vs USM Football Program

Think that the University of Houston didn't play Southern Miss prior to Conference USA? Think again. UH played USM once before on November 9th, 1957.

Southern Miss (or Mississippi Southern as they were known then) came into the game with a perfect 7-0 record including 6 shutouts and only 6 points in the 7th game. UH came in at 2-4-1.

But UH was not to be denied this day. After it was over, UH won 27-12. The Coogs were led by Claude King who scored twice and average 12 yards per carry. The Coogs would end the season by winning their next 2 games to end with a 5-4-1 record and their second consecutive Missouri Valley Conference championship. USM would lose 2 of their next 3 including the Tangerine Bowl and have a final record of 8-3.

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