2012 Houston Cougars football
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2012 record0–0 (0–0 C-USA)
Head coachTony Levine
Offensive coordinatorMike Nesbitt
Defensive coordinatorJamie Bryant
Home stadiumRobertson Stadium (32,000)
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2012 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Marshall   0 0         0 0  
Memphis   0 0         0 0  
Southern Miss   0 0         0 0  
UAB   0 0         0 0  
UCF   0 0         0 0  
Houston   0 0         0 0  
Rice   0 0         0 0  
SMU   0 0         0 0  
Tulane   0 0         0 0  
Tulsa   0 0         0 0  
UTEP   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Houston Cougars football team represents the University of Houston in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. It is the 67th year of season play for Houston. The season will mark the last for the Cougars as a member of Conference USA as they plan to move to the Big East Conference in 2013. In addition, it will be the final season for the team to host its home games at Robertson Stadium as the university has announced plans to begin construction on its new stadium in December 2012—following the conclusion of the season.[1][2] The 2012 season will be the first full season under head coach Tony Levine as he took over for Kevin Sumlin after his departure following the 2011 Conference USA Football Championship Game.

At one time it was believed that the 2012 season would be the last for the foreseeable future with a Bayou Bucket Classic matchup against the Rice Owls. Both teams had relied on the game being on their respective conference schedules. However, with the Big East Conference move in 2013 for the Cougars, the matchup would have had to been scheduled as a non-conference game. At the time of the Big East Conference announcement, Rice had its non-conference schedule completely booked for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.[3] In April 2012, the two schools announced that they had come to an agreement to extend the series through the 2013 season. The 2012 and 2013 Bayou Bucket Classics will be hosted at Reliant Stadium.[4]



Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 7:00 P.M. Texas State Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CSS      
September 8* 7:00 P.M. Louisiana Tech Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CBSSN      
September 15* 9:30 P.M. at UCLA Rose BowlPasadena, CA Pac-12 Network      
September 29 2:30 P.M. vs. Rice Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX (Bayou Bucket Classic) FSN      
October 6* 6:00 P.M. North Texas Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CSS/CSN Houston      
October 13 UAB Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX FSN      
October 18 7:00 P.M. at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX FSN      
October 27 3:15 P.M. UTEP Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CSS/CSN Houston      
November 3 at East Carolina Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FSN      
November 10† 4:00 P.M. Tulsa Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX CBSSN      
November 17 11:00 A.M. at Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV CSS/CSN Houston      
November 24 Tulane Robertson Stadium • Houston, TX FSN      
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


  1. Amid Big East celebration, UH officials talk new football stadium, Houston Chronicle, retrieved 3 February 2012
  2. UH students vote for fee increase to help athletics, Houston Chronicle, retrieved 3 February 2012
  3. Rice casts doubt on Bayou Bucket game's future, Houston Chronicle, retrieved 3 February 2012
  4. Houston, Rice Extend Bayou Bucket Series Through 2013, UH Athletics, retrieved 28 April 2012
  5. 2012 Houston Cougars football schedule,, retrieved 3 February 2012
  6. Conference USA 2012 TV Schedule, Matt Sarz Sports, retrieved 2 March 2012
  7. Houston Sets Highly-Anticipated 2012 Football Schedule , University of Houston Athletics, retrieved 27 April 2012

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