Two Houston Cougars players fought each other on ‘family Friday’

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The Houston Cougars were once again victorious on Thursday night, cruising to a an impressive 42-14 victory over UConn. But some information we received following the game made it even more impressive.

According to an ESPN report, the Cougars won the game despite playing without two of their top linebackers, Matt Adams and Tyus Bowser.

Why were neither in the game? Because of a scuffle at a team event known as ‘Family Friday’s’ that left one with a serious injury.

Houston coach Tom Herman was asked about the players’ absence following the UConn win, and gave a detailed response:

Herman said he will learn more about Bowser’s injury in the coming days, but if he is forced to miss an extended period of time, it could be costly. He entered Thursday’s game with 3.5 sacks, as well as five tackles for loss and a forced fumble, and he has proven to be one of the steadying influences on the Cougars’ defense. Adams was also a key through the team’s first four games with 24 tackles, which were third on the game entering the UConn game.

The fact that the Cougars dismantled the Huskies while missing those two guys — plus starting running back Duke Catalon and corner Brandon Wilson — shows just how talented these Coogs really are.

Still, Houston will need all of those players on the field if it wants to achieve its goal of making the College Football Playoff.

Houston will play at Navy next Saturday.