Houston ranked after win over South Florida
“Obviously (being ranked) helps everybody to see these guys are being rewarded. In terms of a football team, the goals we want and what goals we’re chasing after, it doesn’t help,” Applewhite said after the game against South Florida.
The defense was down junior defensive tackle Ed Oliver, who had a knee contusion, but the Cougars were able to show they could keep up with a strong offense, even without Oliver.
It was Houston’s second major win of the season along with an early season win versus PAC-12’s Arizona.
“They’re not going to stop playing college football for the rest of the season. There’s still a lot to go through. It shows the recruits what type of ball we can play,” Applewhite said. “Being ranked is really just a notoriety deal, but our players aren’t buying into that, believe me. They know we’ve got a lot of meat left on the bone.”
Houston has four games left: on the road against SMU, at home versus Temple, at home versus Tulane and on the road at Memphis.