Charles Sims added 134 yards on 26 carries and Kenneth Farrow and Ryan Jackson each ran for a touchdown for the Cougars (3-3, 2-0 Conference USA). Shane Ros led Houston with seven catches for 114 yards and one touchdown.
Hogan connected on six of seven field goal attempts, the longest from 52 yards.
Ty Long connected on a 27-yard field goal for UAB.
Houston rolled up 566 yards of total offense to 374 yards for the Blazers.
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Pac-12 reporter Ted Miller says Washington State and Utah are the league's sleeper teams and explains his fourth-place ranking of the Cougars.
Clemson coach Dabo Swinney and FSU coach Jimbo Fisher know it's unlikely but wouldn't rule out two ACC teams making the College Football Playoff.
BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said the school would be open to a football-only option to join the Big 12, though full membership with the conference would be its goal.