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  • Commending the University of Houston Cougars Victory in the 2015 Chick- Fil-A Peach Bowl

    by Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Posted on 2016-01-05

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    JACKSON LEE of texas in the house of representatives Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise with great pride to commend the University of Houston's Cougars momentous 38-24 victory over the Florida State Seminoles in the 2015 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl on December 31, 2015 at the GeorgiaDome in Atlanta, Georgia.

    The Cougars were coached by Tom Herman and led by star quarterback, Greg Ward Jr., who dazzled a national television audience by running for two touchdowns and throwing for another touchdown.

    Greg Ward Jr. also made history by becoming the first player in UH history to run and throw for 1,000 yards in a season.

    Florida State trailed 21-3 at halftime, tried to rally with two fourth-quarter touchdowns but it was not enough to overcome the mighty Cougars defense, which held the Seminoles' star running back, Dalvin Cook, to just 33 yards and forced 5 turnovers.

    The 38 points scored by the Cougar offense was the most points allowed this season by the mighty Seminole defense.

    Mr. Speaker, the impressive victory in the Chick-fil-A Bowl is a wonderful capstone to a season for the ages and establishes the University of Houston as one of the Nation's great athletic and academic institutions.


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