UH Cougars shorthanded against UConn

TDECU Stadium in Houston

Sixth-ranked University of Houston is shorthanded taking on UConn at TDECU Stadium on Thursday night.

Along with cornerback and kick returner Brandon Wilson, who is out with a lower leg injury, the Cougars are missing three other starters.

Running back Duke Catalon and linebacker Tyus Bowser are out with head injuries, while linebacker Matthew Adams is not playing due to coach’s decision.

The school has yet to offer an explanation concerning Adams.

D’Juan Hines is playing in place of Adams, while Emeke Egbule has replaced Bowser.

Dillon Birden started in place of Catalon.

Backup tight end Alex Leslie is also not playing because of an ankle injury.