Houston has walked all over SMU in recent meetings. (USATSI)

This is just downright cold.

Houston and SMU are scheduled to play on Thursday night, and the Cougars have found a new way to help get fired up for the game. The team has taped SMU football jerseys to the floor of its athletic facility so its players can walk on them.

I guess that's the kind of thing you can do when you've won eight of the last nine meetings, including a 35-9 win last season.