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Breaking down Houston, BYU's Week 8 opponent

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 1 2015 8:22 p.m. MDT

Houston's John O'Korn looks to throw against Texas San Antonio during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday,  Sept. 28, 2013, in San Antonio.  (Eric Gay, ASSOCIATED PRESS) Houston's John O'Korn looks to throw against Texas San Antonio during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in San Antonio. (Eric Gay, ASSOCIATED PRESS)

BYU's football team is leaving the state of Utah for the first time since Week 1 to face Houston in a Cougars vs. Cougars fight.

Interestingly enough, Houston is the only undefeated team left on BYU's schedule, and the Cougars in scarlet look impressive as they lead the nation in turnover margin. However, Houston's opponents so far have a combined 10-20 record, leading many to wonder just how good this team really is.

From offense to defense and special teams, here's what you need to know about the Houston Cougars.

Lafe Peavler is a sportswriter intern at the Deseret News. Follow him on Twitter @MasterPeavler

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