HOUSTON (AP) Houston Football dropped its first game of 2017 in a 27-24 heartbreaker to Texas Tech inside TDECU Stadium. The loss snapped the Cougars' nation-leading home win streak.
Houston managed to make a fourth-quarter comeback that featured senior Kyle Postma at quarterback.
Postma connected on two late scoring drives in the fourth quarter - a nine-yard rushing touchdown on his own and a 4-yard pass to Linell Bonner with 15 seconds left in the game to pull the Cougars within three.
Houston trailed Texas Tech, 13-0, before junior kicker Caden Novikoff connected on a career-long 45-yard field goal to put the Cougars on the board.
The Red Raiders would manage to extend their lead with two scores late in the third and early in the fourth to make it a 27-10 game.
Houston (2-1) owned the nation's longest active home winning streak entering Saturday. The last home loss for Houston was Nov. 8, 2014, against Tulane, 31-24.
The loss snaps a seven-game winning streak for the Cougars against teams from non-conference P6 schools.
Houston quarterback Kyle Allen finished 24-of-39 for 217 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Postma replaced Allen midway through the fourth quarter and finished 8-of-13 for 100 yards and a score. Postma also had four carries for 52 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown run.
Defensively, senior Matthew Adams led all defensive players with a career-high 15 tackles. Senior D'Juan Hines also notched a career-high with 13 tackles. Senior Khalil Williams had two sacks for a loss of 11 yards, also a career-best.
Houston: The Cougars will begin American Athletic Conference play when they head to Philadelphia, Pa. to face Temple on Saturday at 11 a.m. CT.