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POSTGAME NOTES: UConn 20, Houston 17

Nov. 21, 2015

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BY THE NUMBERS

1
Tonight's contest marked Kyle Postma's first start at quarterback in his Houston career.

2
Junior cornerback Brandon Wilson returned a kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown, giving him two return touchdowns on the season.

2
With his kickoff return in the fourth quarter, Brandon Wilson became just the second Cougar in history to return multiple kickoff returns for touchdowns in a season.

4
With his 46 rushing yards in the contest, senior running back Kenneth Farrow moved into fourth on the all-time Houston rushing yards list with 2,966.

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Houston now has seven non-offensive touchdowns on the season with four coming on defense and three on special teams.

10
Steven Taylor finished the contest with 12 tackles for his 10th career double-digit tackle game.

11
Wide receivers Chance Allen and Demarcus Ayers have now caught passes in all 11 games this season.

105
Junior wide receiver Chance Allen set a career-high for receving yards with 105.

GAME NOTES

• Houston fell to 414-352-15 all-time.
• With the loss, Houston fell to 10-1 on the year and 6-1 in American Athletic Conference play.
• Houston won the toss and deferred to the second half. Senior running back Kenneth Farrow, offensive tackle Alex Cooper, safety Adrian McDonald and linebacker Elandon Roberts were captains.
• With a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by junior cornerback Brandon Wilson, Houston now has seven non-offensive touchdowns on the season (four defense, three special teams). The Cougars entered the game ranked fourth in the nation in non-offensive touchdowns since 2010 with 32.

IN THE RANKINGS
• This marks the sixth consecutive week in which the Cougars were ranked in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches' polls.
• Houston is 102-37-3 when ranked in the Associated Press poll.
• The Cougars are 97-31-2 in regular-season games when ranked in the Associated Press poll.

OFFENSE
• The Cougars have now scored in 196 consecutive games. Houston has not been shut out since a 48-0 loss to Texas on Sept. 23, 2000.
• After each had a reception in tonight's game, junior wide receivers Chance Allen and Demarcus Ayers now have catches in all 11 games this season for Houston.
• Sophomore quarterback Kyle Postma found junior wide receiver Chance Allen to make the score 13-10 UConn with 13:55 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Brandon Wilson
• After a UConn touchdown made the score 20-10, junior cornerback Brandon Wilson returned the ensuing kickoff 94-yards for his second touchdown return of the season. Wilson previously had a 100-yard return at Louisville on Sept. 12.
• With his return, Wilson becomes just the second player in Houston history to have multiple kickoff returns in a season and in a career. Tyron Carrier had four during the 2009 season and seven throughout his career.

DeJuan Hines
• Sophomore linebacker DeJuan Hines collected four tackles in the first half to give him a career high. Hines finished the game with 7 tackles.

Kenneth Farrow
• Senior running back Kenneth Farrow finished the game with 46 yards on 14 carries. With his performance, Farrow now moves into fourth on the all-time Houston rushing yards list with 2,966 passing Joffrey Reyonds (1999-02) who had 2,947, and Robert Newhouse (1969-71) who had 2,961.

Kyle Postma
• Sophomore quarterback Kyle Postma rushed 13 times for 52 yards to give him a career record for rush attempts and yards.

Matt Adams
• Sophomore linebacker Matt Adams collected 10 tackles in the contest to give him a season high. Adams' previous season-best came last week against Memphis when he had seven.
• The double-digit tackle game gives Adams two for his career, with his last coming at home against Tulane on Nov. 8, 2014.

Demarcus Ayers
• Junior wide receiver Demarcus Ayers now has at least five receptions in all 11 games this season after his 7 recpetion, 83 yard perfromance tonight.

Chance Allen
• Houston pulled within three at 13-10 with 13:55 remaining in the fourth quarter on junior wide receiver Chance Allen caught a 38-yard pass from Kyle Postma for his fourth touchdown reception of the season. Allen finished the game with 105 yards on 6 receptions.
• Allen's 105 yards give him a career-high surpassing his previous best of 95 which he had against Vanderbilt on Oct. 31, 2015. His six receptions also matched a career-high with his perfromance at Tulsa on Oct. 3.

Steven Taylor
Steven Taylor picked up his 10th career double-digit tackle game, en route to picking up a career-high 16 tackles in the effort.

Ty Cummings
• Junior kicker Ty Cummings got the Cougars on the scoreboard with 12:36 to play in the second quarter when he connected on a 29-yard field goal. Cummings remains perfect on kicks for the season and is now 5-5 on field goals, and 36-for-36 on extra points.



 

 

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