Houston to play San Diego State in Las Vegas Bowl

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr., left, calls a play in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati, Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016, in Cincinnati.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The University of Houston Cougars will play in the Las Vegas Bowl, school officials announced Sunday.

The Cougars will face San Diego State.

Houston finished the season 9-3.

PHOTOS: Tom Herman through the years

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Houston head coach Tom Herman, left, and Central Florida head coach George O'Leary greet each other on the field before an NCAA college football game.

Coach Tom Herman has moved on to the University of Texas, but fans say they are still optimistic about the team.