TUCSON, Ariz - Arizona Football is set to hit the road against Houston on Saturday morning in a game that can be seen on KGUN-TV.
The game is a return to Houston for new Wildcats coach Kevin Sumlin, who coached the Cougars from 2008 to 2011 before leaving for Texas A&M.
"There are a lot of things that are memorable," said Sumlin. "There are a lot of great people in the city, and friends that are still there."
The Wildcats are coming off a 28-23 loss to BYU in a game that saw quarterback Khalil Tate rush for just fourteen yards. Tate is coming off a season in which he rushed for more than 1400 yards.
"We need to make sure as coaches we put players in the best position to succeed," added Sumlin.
The Wildcats must contain Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver, who had 13.5 tackles in a week one win over Rice. Oliver is projected as a high first round NFL draft pick.
Arizona is expected to get help in the secondary with the return of Scottie Young Jr. from suspension, and Jace Whittaker from an undisclosed injury. Houston is led on offense by quarterback D'Eriq King, who accounted for four touchdowns last week.
The game is the second half of a home and home series that saw Houston defeat the Wildcats, 19-16, last year at Arizona Stadium.
This will be Arizona's first ever trip to Houston. The game willl start at 9:00 am with a pregame show on KGUN at 8:30 am.