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UH’s Sims Named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week

Honor comes after Sims raced for a career-high 210 yards against North Texas.
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Houston’s Charles Sims was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week the league announced Monday. The honor comes after Sims rushed for a career-high 210 yards as he finished with 265 all-purpose yards and two total touchdowns in Houston’s 44-21 win over North Texas.

Sims is the second Houston player to earn the honor after David Piland captured offensive honors on Sept. 10.

The junior eclipsed the 200-yard mark for the second time in his career (207 vs. Tulane in 2011) as he finished with a 10.0 yards percarry average with 21 rushing attempts. Sims also had five receptions for 55 yards, good for his 13th career game with at least five receptions.

Sims’ five-yard scoring run to put Houston on the board first was his 24th career rushing TD, putting him in sole possession of sixth place all-time at UH. Sims now has 368 yards in his last two games after rushing for 158 yards in last week’s win over Rice. The back-to-back total is the third-best total in Houston history.

Fresh off their second straight win, Houston’s fans have an opportunity to take advantage of a football four pack for this Saturday’s game against UAB with four tickets, four drinks and four hot dogs for just $80. A minimum of four tickets must be purchase to receive the special price and any additional ticket purchased after four costs just $20 and receives the samebenefits.

With their purchase, fans will receive four reserved seats in either sections 224-225 or 200-201, four coupons for small fountain drinks or small beers (must be 21 or older to purchase) and four coupons for regular hot dogs. The offer will not be available for purchase on gameday.

Houston’s game against UAB kicks off at 11 a.m. as the Cougars look to win their third straight game and second straight Conference USA game. Houston defeated North Texas, 44-21, Saturday night after beatingRice, 35-14, the previous weekend.

The four pack can be ordered online at UHCougars.com, by phone at 713-462-6647 or visiting the University of Houston Athletics Ticket Office in person inside the Athletics/Alumni Center at 3100 Cullen Blvd.

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