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Ted P.
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  • University of Houston 35—University of Pittsburgh 34

    by Representative Ted Poe

    Posted on 2015-01-08

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    POE of texas in the house of representatives Thursday, January 8, 2015 Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, they were down 31-6 as the fourth quarter began. A lead that they surely couldn't overcome.

    But, they never wavered.

    Down 34-13 with six minutes left.

    But still, they never wavered.

    The University of Houston football team, my alma-mater, displayed a calm confidence during their gutsy, 25-point comeback on the afternoon of January 2nd in the Armed Forces Bowl.

    To pull off the unthinkable, the Cougars had to recover back-to-back onside kicks--a feat that is almost never accomplished--and score multiple touchdowns in the closing minutes.

    They capped off the comeback with a miraculous two-point conversion that gave them a one point victory.

    Head Coach David Gibbs instilled in his team that day a will to fight to the end, no matter the odds, score, or deficit.

    The Cougars pulled off the largest comeback of the college football season that day, and held true to the words of the late great Vince Lombardi, who said ``Winners never quit and quitters never win.'' And that's just the way it is.


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