Oct. 8, 2004
2004 HOUSTON COUGAR FOOTBALL
Houston Cougars (1-5, 1-2 C-USA) at Southern Miss Golden Eagles (4-0, 3-0 C-USA)
Thursday, October 7, 2004 * M.M. Roberts Stadium * Hattiesburg, Miss.
** Houston fell to 5-3 (.625) in the all-time series against Southern Miss... Cougars fell to 12-27 (.308) against teams from the state of Mississippi... Cougars fell to 57-53 (.518) against current Conference USA teams... Cougars fell to 109-116-6 (.485) all-time in the month of October.
** With 29 points, the Cougars posted their second-highest point total against Southern Miss... The most points UH scored against Southern Miss came in a 56-49 win over the Golden Eagles in triple overtime at Robertson Stadium on Nov. 9, 1996.
** Thursday's game was the first overtime contest for the Cougars since losing a 54-48 decision at Hawaii in triple overtime at the 2003 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl... It was the first regular-season game for the Cougars since losing 54-48 in triple overtime to C-USA rival East Carolina on Nov. 9, 2002, at Robertson Stadium.
** Thursday's game was the second overtime game against Southern Miss and the first in Hattiesburg... The previous overtime contest was a 56-49 UH win in triple overtime at Robertson Stadium on Nov. 9, 1996.
** Vincent Marshall's 69-yard reception from quarterback Kevin Kolb around the 10-minute mark of the first quarter was a personal season best... It also was the longest offensive play by the Cougars in 2004 and trailed only Willie Gaston's 75-yard interception return against C-USA rival Memphis on Oct. 2.
** With 190 receiving yards, wide receiver Vincent Marshall recorded his third 100-yard receiving game this season and the fifth of his career... It also was his second straight 100-yard receiving game... Marshall also set a record by a Southern Miss opponent in M.M. Roberts Stadium.
** With 190 receiving yards, wide receiver Vincent Marshall set a new personal single-game high in that category... It topped his previous best of 157 yards set at Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2003 during the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
** With his 5-yard touchdown run at the 9:53 mark of the first quarter, wide receiver/quarterback Kendal Briles recorded his first career touchdown.
** With 10 receptions for 101 yards, wide receiver Kendal Briles set new personal single-game highs in both categories... His reception total topped his previous high of five receptions set at Memphis on Oct 2, 2004... His yardage total topped his previous high of 87 yards at No. 2 Oklahoma on Sept. 11, 2004.
** Wide receivers Vincent Marshall and Kendal Briles became the first Cougar receivers to post 100-yard receiving totals in the same game since Vincent Marshall (7 rec., 157 yards) and Chad McCullar (5 rec., 103 yards) accomplished the feat at Hawaii on Dec. 25, 2003, during the 2003 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.
** Cornerback Stanford Routt recorded his first interception of the season at the 6:26 mark of the first quarter... It also was the sixth of Routt's career.
** Redshirt freshman running back Harold Taylor made the first rush of his collegiate career around the 12-minute mark of the second quarter.
** With his 39-yard field goal at the 4:41 mark of the second quarter, kicker Dustin Bell recorded his second field goal of the game... It was the 13th multi-field goal game of his career, his third multi-field goal game of the 2004 season overall and his third consecutive multi-field goal game this season.
** With a 53-yard field goal at the 0:42 mark of the second quarter, kicker Dustin Bell tied a UH single-game record for the longest field in school history... It equaled the mark set by Roman Anderson at Texas A&M on Oct 26, 1991.
** With three field goals, kicker Dustin Bell tied his single-game high with three field goals... It equaled his previous single-game best of three field goals against Louisiana-Lafayette of the Sun Belt Conference on Sept. 14, 2002.
** With 11 points (3 FGs, 2 PATs, kicker Dustin Bell moved past Manny Hazard (192 points, 1989-90) into sixth place in UH career history with 197 points scored... Up next in the UH records book is Mike Clendenen (207 points, 1981-84).
** With 345 passing yards, quarterback Kevin Kolb recorded his first 300-yard game of the 2004 season and the fifth of his career.
** With 36 pass attempts, quarterback Kevin Kolb moved past Gary Mullins (1969-71) into seventh place in UH career history with 539 completions... Next in the UH records book is Gerald Landry (1983-86) who completed 708 passes during his career.
** With his touchdown pass to wide receiver Donnie Avery at the 6:39 mark of the third quarter, quarterback Kevin Kolb moved into sole possession of eighth place in UH career history with 37 career touchdowns for which he was responsible... Kolb broke out of a tie with D.C. Nobles (1971-73).
** Wide receiver Donnie Avery caught his first career touchdown pass at the 6:39 mark of the third quarter.
** Linebacker Ray Otis forced his first career fumble around the 4:30 mark of the second quarter.
** Wide receiver Blade Bassler recovered his first career fumble around the 4:30 mark of the second quarter.
** Southern Miss' John Eubanks' 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the first by a Cougar opponent since TCU's LaTarrence Dunbar returned a 96-yard kickoff on Oct. 5, 2002.
** CONSECUTIVE STARTS STREAKS: Defensive tackle Kade Lane made his 30th consecutive start, dating back to Aug. 31, 2002, against Rice at Rice Stadium.
** FIRST STARTS: Freshman linebacker Brendan Pahulu made his first career start at linebacker... He became the second true freshman to start this season, joining right tackle SirVincent Rogers in that category... Senior defensive end Travis Griffith made his first career start on defense... Griffith previously started on offense as a tight end.