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Five things to look for against Navy


Senior running back Kenneth Farrow recorded his 11th 100-yard game after putting up 106 yards against Cincinnati.

Houston will try to bounce back from their first loss when they play No. 15 Navy in the final game of the season to determine who goes to the AAC Championship. | Justin Tijerina/The Cougar

 

After their first defeat of the season, the Houston Cougars play their final game of the regular season at home against the United States Naval Academy Midshipmen.  

Fans can give thanks to the Cougars on a great season so far as they look forward to these five things throughout the game.

A more strict Tom Herman will be at the sidelines, surveying the team’s performance

One can guess that coach Herman was less than pleased with the performance against the University of Connecticut.

With Houston playing against Navy’s three option offense, Herman isn’t going to pull back on his demands.

One last hurrah

UH announced that the final game of the regular season against Navy was sold out days after the Memphis game.

Fans will flock to stadium in support of their Cougars, despite having lost to the Huskies on the road and make home field advantage count against the Midshipmen.

Expect heavy traffic, loud noise and a packed stadium as Houston shows up to support their Cougars for the final game of the season.

The quarterback position

Herman said he wasn’t sure if junior quarterback Greg Ward Jr. will start this week.

Despite the outcome against the Huskies, sophomore quarterback Kyle Postma showed that he could take a hit and bring his game when the situation required him to do so. Postma may have a chance to drive the Cougars down the field if he is cleared to play Friday.

Although, if he’s healthy, Herman can go to his starting quarterback, Ward who has been a key piece for the team.

Ward has the capability of utilizing his legs when throwing the ball, however he cannot be trapped in the pocket if he wants to run.

Houston’s performance after a loss

Expect the Cougars to bounce back to their competitive performance after realizing their mistakes against the Huskies as they play a tougher team in the Midshipmen.

A chance to get back in the rankings

With the loss against the Huskies, the Cougars dropped from their 19th spot of the Football College Playoff rankings altogether.

With a win against Navy, Houston will have another opportunity to prove they belong in the rankings among the best in the nation and prove that they are the better football program in the American Athletic Conference.

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