UH Coogs head to Independence Bowl to face Ragin’ Cajuns

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HOUSTON – University of Houston Football makes its 30th bowl appearance all-time when the Cougars face off against the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns in the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl at 2 p.m., CT on Friday, Dec. 23, from Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Houston won five of its final seven games to finish the regular season at 7-5 overall. The Cougars, led by First-Team All-American Athletic Conference quarterback Clayton Tune, were among the nation’s premier offenses, scoring 30-plus points in 11 of their 12 games.

Houston went 5-3 in its final American Athletic Conference season before moving to the Big 12 Conference in 2023. The Cougars are competing in their 15th bowl game in the last 18 seasons – the most in the state of Texas in that span.

Louisiana (6-6) is heading bowling for a school-record fifth consecutive season. The Ragin’ Cajuns placed 11 on the All-Sun Belt Conference team while making a name for themselves on special teams, leading the league in blocked kicks (5), kickoff return defense (16.57) and punt returns (16.24).