Houston Tops Army 35-21

    Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb runs out of the grasp of Army's Cason Shrode in the second quarter Saturday.
    Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb runs out of the grasp of Army's Cason Shrode in the second quarter Saturday.
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    Sept. 19, 2004

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    HOUSTON (AP) - Anthony Evans ran for 282 yards and two touchdowns Saturday night as Houston got two late scores to beat Army 35-21 and extend the nation's longest losing streak to 17 games.

    Evans ran 34 times as Houston (1-2) piled up 369 yards rushing on Army (0-2), which last won in November 2002, a 14-10 victory at Tulane. Evans was 18 yards shy of the school record, set by Joffrey Reynolds in 2002.

    Army's Carlton Jones tied the scored on a 4-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter, but Houston answered quickly.

    Vincent Marshall caught a 44-yard touchdown pass from Kevin Kolb with 6:38 left, then Jackie Battle scored on a 28-yard run three minutes later to put the game out of reach.

    Kolb completed 20 of 33 passes for 278 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Houston, which had 647 yards of offense.

    Tielo Robinson led Army with 148 yards rushing, and Jones added 70 yards and a pair of TDs. Jones also had a 12-yard scoring run in the second quarter.

    Houston had taken a 21-7 lead before Army's Reggie Nevels hit Jeremy Trimble with a 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth.

    The Cougars led 13-6 at halftime on Evans' 1-yard TD run and a pair of field goals. Evans had 14 first-half carries for 81 yards.


     

     

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