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    Nov. 10, 2012

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    GAME NOTES
    • With the 41-7 loss to Tulsa, Houston moves to 387-342-15 all-time and 64-38 in Conference USA play. The Cougars fall to 4-6 overall and 3-3 in league play this season.

    • With the loss, Houston dropped to 20-18 all-time against Tulsa and 12-7 all-time at Robertson against the Golden Hurricane.

    • Today marked the 67th Homecoming Game in Houston history. Houston is 33-29-5 during Homecoming games, including a 5-3 mark vs. Tulsa during that time (wins in 1952, 1962, 1966, 1968 & 2006; losses in 1958 & 2010).

    • With Zach McMillian’s interception in the first quarter, Houston has now recorded a pick in the last six games. In those six games, the Cougars have eight interceptions.

    • Houston’s scoring drive at the 7:08 mark in the fourth quarter was the 25th time this season the Cougars recorded a drive under two minutes.

    • Houston had five players finish with double-digit tackles for the fifth time this season, led by Everett Daniels’ 18. He was followed by Phillip Steward’s 13, Trevon Stewart’s 12 and Derrick Mathews’ 11.

    Everett Daniels
    • Senior linebacker Everett Daniels tallied his third career sack (all this season) to force a fourth and 11 to hold Tulsa to a field goal with 10 seconds left in the first quarter.

    • Daniels notched his fifth game this season and fourth straight with at least 10 tackles, finishing with 18.

    • The game-best 18 tackles was a career high for the senior. Daniels surpassed his previous high of 12, which came in a win over North Texas on Oct. 6, 2012.

    Zach McMillian
    • Junior cornerback Zach McMillian notched his fourth career interception and third of the season with 9:48 left in the first quarter.

    Xavier Maxwell
    • Junior wide receiver Xavier Maxwell recorded a career high in receptions with four, surpassing his previous high of one, which has happened twice.

    • Maxwell also tallied a career high in reception yards with 42, surpassing his previous high of 13, which came in Houston’s last game at East Carolina.

    • His 21-yard reception in the first quarter was a career long for Maxwell. His previous long was 13, which also came at East Carolina.

    David Piland
    • Sophomore quarerback David Piland recorded a career high in rushing attempts with nine, surpassing his previous best of five, which came four times in his career and last at SMU on Oct. 18, 2012.

    Crawford Jones
    • Senior quarterback Crawford Jones recorded his fourth career touchdown (all coming this season) on a 16-yard pass to freshman Ryan Jackson at the 7:08 mark in the fourth quarter.

    Richie Leone
    • Junior punter Richie Leone’s 60-yard punt with 3:30 minutes left in the fourth quarter marked his 17th punt this season of at least 50 yards.

    • Leone recorded at least two punts over 50-yards in today’s game to mark the fourth time this season he has accomplished that feat.

    Ryan Jackson
    • Freshman running back Ryan Jackson notched his first career receiving touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Crawford Jones with 7:08 left in the game to put Houston on the board.

    • Jackson finished with two catches and a career-best 33 yards, surpassing his previous high of 13, which came against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 8.  

    Kenneth Farrow
    • Redshirt freshman running back Kenneth Farrow recorded a career high 15 rushing attempts, surpassing his previous best of 13, which came at UCLA on Sept. 15, 2012.

    Trevon Stewart
    • Saturday’s game marked true freshman Trevon Stewart’s fifth game this season with at least 10 tackles. He finished the night with 12.

    • Stewart leads all freshmen nationally in tackles this season with 106 stops.

    • Stewart ranks second nationally among all defensive backs trailing Marshall’s Dominick LeGrande by just two after today’s game.

    Phillip Steward
    • Senior linebacker Phillip Steward notched his fifth game this season with at least one forced fumble.

    • Steward also tallied his sixth game this season with double-digit tackles, recording 13.

    Derrick Mathews
    • Sophomore linebacker Derrick Matthews recorded his sixth game this season and eighth of his career with double-digit tackles, finishing with 11.

    Brannon Beasley
    • Senior defensive back Brannon Beasley recorded his first fumble recovery of his career with eight minutes left in the game.

    Mark Roberts & Daniel Spencer
    • Sophomores Mark Roberts and Daniel Spencer each recorded their first kick returns of the season.



     

     

    BY THE NUMBERS

    1
    Brannon Beasley recorded his first career fumble recovery with eight minutes left in the game.

    2
    Houston student-athletes honored D.J. Hayden with No. 2 stickers on the side of their commerative Homecoming helmets in today’s game.

    3
    Everett Daniels racked up his third career sack to force a fourth and 11 with 10 seconds left in the first quarter.

    4
    Zach McMillian tallied his fourth career interception with 9:48 left in the first quarter.

    5
    For the fifth time this season, Houston had five defenders finish the night with at least 10 or more tackles.

    6
    Houston has recorded at least one interception in the last six games.

    9
    David Piland recorded a career-high nine rushing attempts for 22 yards.

    17
    Richie Leone racked up his 17th punt this season over 50 yards after tallying three in today’s game, including a 60-yarder in the fourth quarter.

    18
    Everett Daniels recorded a career-high and game-best 18 tackles in today’s game.

    21
    Xavier Maxwell recorded a career-long 21-yard reception, surpassing his previous high of 13 yards.  

    25
    Houston recorded its 25th scoring play under two minutes this season with the drive at the 7:08 mark in the fourth quarter.
     
    33
    Ryan Jackson recorded a career-best 33 receiving yards on two catches, surpassing his previous high of 13.

    67
    Today marked the 67th Homecoming Game in Houston history.

    106
    Trevon Stewart’s 106 total tackles leads all freshmen nationally after recording 12 in today’s game.

    25,827
    Today’s Homecoming attendance was 25,827.





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