The Brazosport Facts from Freeport, Texas on November 30, 1975 · Page 10
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1976 is almost here but are the Cougars ready for the SWC? HOUSTON (AP) - for the past decade, University of Houston ; football fans have gloated ; about how their Cougars - would do against Southwest Conference com- I petition. » They pointed to Bill 7 Yeoman's 87-45-6 record and the veer option offense he developed into one of the most prolific ground-gaining alignments In the game's history. The Cougars set an NCAA record 562 yards per game average in total offense in 1968 and have v consistently finished among the top 30 ranked teams in the nation. Fans could quote an impressive list of athletes Yeoman tutored into the professional ranks. Comparing the Cougars to SWC competition heightened in 1971 when Houston was admitted to the SWC and fans eagerly awaited the 1976 season, the first in which the Cougars would compete for football championship. Suddenly, 1976 is almost LJAC shines in first meet The Lake Jackson Aquatic Gub made an impressive showing at the Victoria Invitational Swim Meet last weekend, bringing home numerous ribbons and having two girls swimming championship "A" times. Mary Linda Cragar progressed to championship "A" time, winning the SMO girls' 50-yard backstroke. Cathy Epple also advanced into championship "A" time by winning the 11-12 girls' 100- yard backstroke. In addition to her victory, Cragar also finished third in the 50-yard breaststroke, fourth in the 50-yard freestyle, sixth in the 50-yard butterfly and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle in the 9-10 girls age group. Epple also won the 50- yard freestyle, the 100- yard freestyle and the 200- yard individual medley in the 11-12 girls' age division. In the six and under girls' division, Mary Davis won the 2i-yard freestyle and 25-yard backstroke and placed second in the 50-yard breaststroke, third in the 50-yard backstroke and fourth in the 50-yard freestyle. Tammy Neumann, in the eight and under girls' division, won the 50-yard breaststroke and 50-yard backstroke and finished second in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and the 50-yard butterfly In the eight and under boys' division, Danny Meath was fourth in the 50- yard backstroke, fifth in the 100-yard freestyle, seventh in the 50-yard butterfly, eighth in the 50- yard freestyle and eighth in the 50-yard breaststroke. Also in the same division, Craig Weiss was sixth in the 50-yard breaststroke, sixth in the 100-yard freestyle, seventh in the 50-yard backstroke, seventh in the 50-yard freestyle and eighth in the 50-yard butterfly. -In the 9-10 girls' division, Connie Epple was second in the 50-yard backstroke, third in the 50-yard butterfly, fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke, fifth in the 50-yard freestyle and sixth to the 100-yard freestyle. In the same division, Andrea Erratt was third in the 50-yard freestyle, third in the 100-yard freestyle, fourth in the 50-yard butterfly and fifth in the 50- ygrd breaststroke. In the 9-10 boys' division, John Davis was second in the 50-yard backstroke, fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke, sixth in the 50-yard butterfly, seventh in ft* 50-yard freestyle snd seventh in the 100-yard freestyle. In the U-12 girls' division, Debbie Goode wp second in the 100-yard bjfafUtroke, third in the UKHrard backstroke, fifth here and the Cougars, after posting an R-3 record in 1974 and battling North Carolina State to a tie in the Astro - Uluebonnet Bowl, art' faced with their first losing season in tl years. Houston's offense, in years past synonymous with eye - popping yardage statistics, has dropped back to normal standards and their record dropped to 1-8 going into Saturday night's finale against Tviisa. Yeoman describes the Cougars' downfall In one worn — youth. There are 16 freshmen on Houston's first two units. Donnle McGraw was the only senior to start on offense in the UH final game. Not being able to hold onto the football has been another cause for the Cougar offense to sputter to 333 total yards per game. Houston has fumbled 47 times in nine games and lost 39. "We've contributed greatly to our demise," Yeoman s«i<l "Not t«» • discredit our opponent**, but we've never Iwen so generous in our history " Last week's 33-22 loss to Florida State, which hail won only two games, wn* typical of Houston':) fumbling, Tbf» Cousins lost four of six fumbles Houston's demise has emiswl nt least one starter, offensive tackle David Brooks, to quit the team and others -may have thought about it But fresh man tackle Tbemll* Williams, who sce» brighter days ahead is trying to ke<>p the team together. "Some of the guyx have wanted to quit," Williams >«ii<l , "But w«> won't M them - me, David Hwltfe. Hubert Oglestiy. t'huck Brown anil Sammy Privttt 1MB »«AIOlf'O*T fACTS "We tJofi't know each other that well yet but wr should win *ev«n or eight games next year and we could have « super Ifam the year after that " Yeoman I* hoping William*' optimism »» OPIN D4ILT 9-9 CLOSED SUK. MON-TUES. 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