Houston at a Glance

Posted: December 05, 2011

Houston vs. Penn State, TicketCity Bowl; Jan. 2, noon at the Cotton Bowl, Dallas; ESPNU

Nickname: Cougars.

Location: Houston.

Record/finish: 12-1 overall, 8-1 Conference USA; lost conference title game to Southern Mississippi.

Coach: Kevin Sumlin, fourth season, 35-17.

Top rusher: Charles Sims, 782 yards, nine touchdowns.

Top passer: Case Keenum, 5,099 yards, 45 touchdowns.

Top receiver: Patrick Edwards, 79 catches, 1,524 yards, 18 touchdowns.

Top tackler: LB Marcus McGraw, 60 solo, 71 assisted.

Best win: Over Tulsa, 48-16, on Nov. 25.

Worst loss: Against Southern Mississippi, 49-28, on Dec. 3.

Series against Penn State: Penn State leads, 2-0. - Joe Juliano

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