Football Postgame Notes at No. 19/13 Louisville
Nov. 16, 2013
Sophomore Kyle Bullard drilled his first career field goal attempt - a 46-yarder to put Houston on board in the second quarter.
True freshman Greg Ward Jr. made his first career reception for a first down to extend the drive as Houston went on to drill a FG.
Sophomore Trevon Stewart continues to lead the nation with a combined nine interceptions and fumble recoveries after recording his fifth recovery of the season.
Houston's defense held Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater without a passing touchdown, snapping a 21-game streak.
Houston has forced opponents into 33 turnovers this season (1 today).
Houston has now recorded 110 points off turnovers this season after tallying its 33rd of the year.
Demarcus Ayers moves into fourth all-time with 854 kickoff return yards in a single season after tallying 120 tonight.
John O'Korn moves sits third all-time for Houston freshmen with 2,473 total passing yards following 121 tonight.
Houston fell to No. 19/13 Louisville, 20-13 to drop to 7-3 on the year.
That marked the second American Athletic Conference loss of the year for Houston, falling to 4-2.
Houston's overall record improves to 395-344-15 all-time.
Houston has forced 33 total turnovers this season, which has resulted in 110 points. The Cougars scored 3 points off turnovers today.
The Houston defense has surrendered 136 first half points this season as opposed to only giving up 76 second half points.
Houston's defense snapped Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's 21-game streak with a passing touchdown.
O'Korn sits third all-time for Houston freshmen with 2,473 total passing yards after his 121 tonight and sits just 168 passing yards behind David Piland's 2,641 in 2010 for second all-time by a freshman quarterback.
The fumble recovery by Stewart moves him into a tie for third all-time with six other Cougars with five career recoveries and in a tie for first with Chuck Weatherspoon's (1988) five in a single season.
Stewart tallied 12 tackles, 10 of which were solo to mark the fifth double-digit tackle game of the year to remain tied for the team lead with Efrem Oliphant, while also notching his 11th of his career.
Ayers moves into fourth all-time with 854 kickoff return yards in a single season after tallying 120 tonight. He trails James Dixon's 903 yards in a single season back in 1987.
Greg Ward Jr.
Oliphant (now with 2.5 sacks) teamed up with Joey Mbu (0.5) for a sack, the third of the night for Houston, to force a punt after a loss of six yards on third down.