By Joshua Reese

Houston (CBS Houston) – The Houston Cougars are entering a place they have not been in some time, a chance at an undefeated season. The Cougars are coming off a 34-0 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores to push them to 8-0 with four games remaining on the schedule.

The Cougars offense has always been there this season, with quarterback Greg Ward Jr. at the helm they are averaging 45.9 points a game which is good enough for fifth in college football.

With a great offense, even the defense of the Cougars is getting better and better as the season has progressed. In the first five games of the season, the Cougars allowed an average of 24.2 points a game and over the last three they have slammed the door only allowing 5.6 points a game.

While the team is getting better each week, there is no pressure mounting as the games keep meaning more and more.

“Pressure is that uneasy feeling that you have when you’re unprepared, we’re prepared every week,” Head Coach Tom Herman said.

The team is only looking one game ahead, no peeking behind the curtain looking for the final prize at the end of the year.

“There is no big picture when you talk to our staff or players, we have no concern about the big picture, we have no one second of wasted time or energy about,” Herman said about looking ahead “the first pillar of our success is 1-0,”

Herman personally has been a part of 21 straight wins dating back to his time at Ohio State. Herman’s winning ways are clearly infectious, and he has turned the Cougars around.

This point last year the Cougars were in the midst of a decent season. Fast-forward to 2015 the Cougars are in the midst of a great season and while they aren’t looking ahead they are on the verge of really making some noise in College Football.


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