Run and Shoot: Halftime news and notes

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Halftime news and notes

HOUSTON, Texas -- One thing about college football I doubt I will ever understand: the appeal of wearing one of those God-awful hats the marching bands have.

Granted, I went to a small school that had a scatter band, but to me, the pomp and circumstance of more traditional bands is out of date here in the 21st century.

As for the game, I would say the most notable first-half statistic is that Anthony Alridge rushed nine times for -3 yards. Yikes! I doubt Cougar fans would have believed that Alridge would have negative yards but the team would be winning.

Credit Chris Thurmond, though, for adjusting to TCU's defensive scheme. With the Horned Frogs overplaying Alridge all day, at the end of the first half, UH began opening up its offense more, and the Cougars had success doing so. The question now is whether that success in the air will force the Horned Frogs to back off from Alridge. But I'm guessing TCU's stout defensive line is good enough to contain Alridge without giving up too much deep.

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