On Saturday, Greg Ward Jr. helped lead the Houston football team to one of its biggest wins in program history. The Cougars upended No. 3 Oklahoma, 33-23, thanks to a strong defensive effort and Ward’s arm.
Ward finished the game throwing for 321 yards and two touchdowns.
It was the program’s fifth-straight win over a team ranked in the Associated Press top 25 rankings.
Unfortunately, there was bit of a scare for the Cougars faithful today. Ward was not present for most of the team’s practice session and a school spokesperson later confirmed to ESPN that Ward underwent an MRI on his throwing shoulder on Sunday.
The good news, however, is that the injury does not appear to be serious.
Houston QB Greg Ward held out of practice Sunday, underwent MRI on right throwing shoulder. Not considered serious, coach Tom Herman says
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) September 4, 2016
Having Ward on the field is crucial for the Cougars.
Throughout his career at Houston, Ward is 20-2 as a starter while throwing for 5,469 yards, 32 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He is a big reason for the program’s recent turnaround and could emerge as a Heisman contender if the Cougars continue to impress.
Ward and Houston return to action next weekend when they host Lamar.
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