Houston Tops Memphis, 25-15


      1 2 3 4 F
    Memphis
    3
    6
    6
    0
    15
    Houston
    7
    3
    8
    7
    25

      UH UM
    Total Yards 247 349
    Passing Yards 222 209
    Rushing Yards 38 127
    First Downs 15 20
    Plays 61 81
    Turnovers By 1 4
    Penalties By - Yards 9-85 12-86
    3rd Down Conversions 4-14 7-20
    4th Down Conversions 0-1 2-3
    Sacks By 2-14 1-10
    Time of Possession 35:56 24:04
    Passing C-A Yards TD/Int Long
    John O'Korn 13-30 198 1/0 44
    Rushing Rushes Yards TD Long
    Kenneth Farrow 15 33 2 7
    Receiving Rec Yards TD Long
    Deontay Greenberry 4 76 0 30
    Defensive Tackles Sacks TFL TO
    Efrem Oliphant 13 0 0 1 (FF)
    Derrick Mathews 10 0 0 1 (FF)
    Zach McMillian 6 0 0 2 (FR)

    HOUSTON (AP)

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    - John O'Korn threw for 198 yards and a touchdown and Kenneth Farrow ran for two second-half touchdowns as Houston overcame a slow start to defeat Memphis 25-15 Saturday and remain undefeated.

    The Houston defense forced multiple turnovers for the 13th straight game and took the ball away four times in the game including three first-half takeaways.

    Efrem Olipant led the Cougars in tackles for the second-straight week with 13 stops on the day and forced a fumble in the third quarter.

    O'Korn finished 13 of 30 and Deontay Greenberry caught four passes for 76 yards for the Cougars (5-0, 2-0 American), who were out-gained 349 yards to 247.

    Paxton Lynch was 21 of 41 for 222 yards passing, and Brandon Hayes rushed 12 times for 72 yards to lead the Tigers (1-4, 0-2), who committed four turnovers - all fumbles. Mose Frazier caught five passes for 81 yards.

    Trailing 15-10 midway through the third, Farrow put the Cougars ahead with a 1-yard run and followed that by taking O'Korn's shovel pass in for a two-point conversion.

    Farrow extended the lead to 25-15 with a 6-yard run with 10 minutes remaining. Fullback Luke Stice delivered a crushing block to spring Farrow into the endzone.

    The touchdown gave Houston a score in every quarter this season and 27-straight quarters with points dating back to last season.

    Jake Elliot had five field goals for Memphis. It was the first time since Houston's 56-3 win over East Carolina in 2011 the Houston defense held the opponent without a touchdown.

     


     

     

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