After its impressive and convincing win over Oklahoma on Saturday, Houston has been honored as the Football Writers Association of America Team of the Week.
Houston is the Football Writers Association of America Team of the Week.
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) September 6, 2016
Tom Herman and the Cougars are riding some serious momentum and this is just another notch on their recognition belt. Earlier in the day, Houston jumped from No.15 in the polls to No. 6 in the newest Associated Press top-25 rankings.
Houston is also now seventh in the newest Coaches Poll.
More from UHCougars.com, which issued a release recognizing the new honor:
“We were prepared to win. We expected to win. We train to win,” Houston coach Tom Herman said. “It wasn’t about making a statement, it was about going 1-0 the first week of the season.”
This is the fourth time for Houston to earn National Team of the Week honors and the first time since 2011.
To put their momentum in context, the Cougars have won 14 out of their last 15 games, with their last two wins coming against national powers Oklahoma and Florida State (the latter in last year’s Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl).
Some expect Houston to be in the hunt for a College Football Playoff bid. If the Cougars win out and win the American Athletic Conference again, there is a good chance they may get an invite to the playoffs.
But that is neither here or now. It’s all about the present and the Cougars are certainly capitalizing on their current momentum, and the FWAA honor is a reflection of that.
The Cougars are set to host Lamar this Saturday in their next game.