Houston Drops Season-Opener to Texas State, 30-13

    Texas State 30, Houston 13

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    Texas State 14 13 0 3 30
    Houston 10 0 3 0 13

    Quick Stats UH VIS
    Total Yards 326 444
    Passing Yards 211 189
    Rushing Yards 115 248
    First Downs 23 15
    Plays 67 77
    Turnovers 2 1
    Penalties - Yards 3-25 4-20
    3rd Down Conversions 1-13 6-16
    4th Down Conversions 0-3 0-0
    Sacks By 4 2
    Time of Possession 16:51 43:09

    Statistical Leaders
    Passing C-A Yards TD/Int Long
    David Piland 17-44 211 1/1 64
    Rushing Rushes Yards TD Long
    Charles Sims 13 77 0 31
    Receiving Rec Yards TD Long
    Daniel Spencer 6 49 0 16
    Larry McDuffey 2 73 1 64
    Defensive Tackles Sacks TFL TO
    Derrick Mathews 14 2.0 4.5 0
    Phillip Steward 14 1.0 3.0 0

    Scoring Summary
    1st Quarter
    TXST 7-0 10:11 Curry, 21 yard reception TD
    UH 7-3 7:58 Hogan, 50-yard FG
    TXST 14-3 7:40 Curry, 73-yard run TD
    UH 14-10 3:09 McDuffey, 64-yard reception TD
    2nd Quarter
    TXST 21-10 12:45 Curry, 2-yard run
    TXST 24-10 5:39 Johnson 32-yard FG
    TXST 27-10 0:00 Johnson 45-yard FG
    3rd Quarter
    UH 27-13 6:21 Matt Hogan 37-yard FG
    4th Quarter
    TXST 30-13 6:32 Johnson 32-yard FG

    HOUSTON - The University of Houston football team suffered a 30-13 setback at the hands of Texas State in Saturday's season opener in front of 32,207 fans at Robertson Stadium.

    Texas State's Marcus Curry rushed for 131 yards and two scores while Shawn Rutherford was 18-of-24 for 189 yards and a touchdown.

    Houston's David Piland finished 17-of-44 for 211 yards and one touchdown against one interception,while Charles Sims led the ground attack with 13 carries for 77 yards.

    Texas State jumped ahead early as Curry caught a 21-yard pass from Rutherford to cap an eight-play, 65-yard drive.

    The Cougars countered with a 50-yard field goal from Matt Hogan, matching his career high from 2009, but the Bobcats quickly answered on the first play of the next drive when Curry broke free for a 73-yard touchdown scamper to increase the Texas State advantage to 14-3 midway through the opening quarter.

    Houston again cut into the Bobcat lead late in the first quarter when Piland found Larry McDuffey across the middle, racing 64 yards to the end zone on his first-career play from scrimmage.

    Curry struck again with a two-yard touchdown run to cap a 10-play drive for the Bobcats, and Texas State added two field goals to put the Cougars in a 27-10 hole at the half.

    After the Houston defense forced a punt to open the second half, the Cougars marched down the field before Piland's pass was intercepted in the endzone to halt the drive.

    The Cougars continued to play stellar defense after the break, limiting the Bobcats to just one rushing yard in the third quarter, but the offense couldn't find a rhythm as the clock wound down.

    Daniel Spencer led all receivers with six grabs for 49 yards, while McDuffey had two catches that totaled a team-best 73 yards.

    Derrick Mathews anchored the defense with 14 tackles and a career-best two sacks, while Steward also tallied 14 stops and a sack.

    The Cougars return to action to face Louisiana Tech at 7 p.m., Saturday at Robertson Stadium.



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