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    Sept. 21, 2013

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    SCOREBOARD
      1 2 3 4 F
    Houston
    7
    10
    7
    7
    31
    Rice
    13
    0
    0
    13
    26

    INFO
    Date Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
    Time 2 p.m. CST
    Location Houston
    Venue Reliant Stadium
    Capacity 71,000
    Surface Synthetic Turf
    TV FSN
    Radio SportsTalk 790
    Audio All Access
    Live Stats UHCougars.com

    -SCORING SUMMARY
    1st Quarter
    Peterson, 57-yard TD catch 0-6
    Jackson, 1-yard TD run 7-6
    Ross, 1-yard TD run 7-13
    2nd Quarter
    Leone, 24-yard field goal 10-13
    Spencer, 25-yard touchdown catch 17-13
    3rd Quarter
    Greenberry, 28-yard TD catch 24-13
    4th Quarter
    Jackson, 32-yard TD catch 31-13
    McHargue, 1-yard TD run 31-20
    Lyons, 68-yard blocked FG 31-26

     5:46

    We're final! Cougars win an exciting game 31-26

     5:35

    Rice blocks Leone's 40-yard field goal attempt and takes it 68 yards for a touchdown. Two-point conversion is no good and we're getting set for an onside kick.

     5:15

    Rice misses a 50-yard field goal attempt and UH will take over with 4:27 left in the 4Q leading 31-20

     5:05

    Today's attendance is 34,831

     5:04

    Rice scores on a one-yard rushing touchdown by McHargue. UH leads 31-20 with 10:52 left. UH held Rice without a score for 10-straight posessions.

     4:50

    Touchdown, Houston! Levine pulls the trigger on 4th-and-3 and O'Korn connects on a wheel route to Ryan Jackson and the Cougars are pulling away with a 31-13 lead. First time in Jackson's career he has caught and rushed for a touchdown.

     4:47

    Third quarter belonged to the UH defense. Rice managed three three-and-outs and only 23 yards on 15 plays.

     4:42

    Three-straight three-and-outs for Rice. Harris and Bowser blow up the option.

    Damian Payne with a great return of 31 yards, and a great block from Thomas Bates on the edge to spring him loose. UH ball on the Rice 39.

     4:37

    Houston goes up 24-13as O'Korn rolls right and finds Greenberry in the end zone for a 28-yard touchdown. First multiple-touchdown game of Greenberry's career, and second straigh 100+ yard game of the season.

     4:35

    Tyus Bowser has been the Player of the Game so far - forces another pressure and Rice goes 3-and-out. Tyler High School is representing very nicely today between he and Greg Ward.

     4:24

    Houston forces a three-and-out on Rice's first possession of the second half. Rice went -8 yards on the drive. UH ball on their own 28.

     4:12

    Tyus Bowser ends another series with his seoncd (1.5) sack of the game. UH takes over on their own 15.

     3:45
    First half stats:

     3:38
    Deontay Greenberry goes past the 100-yard mark for the second straight game. Houston calls a time out and O'Korn finds Daniel Spencer for a 25-yard touchdown with 0:05 left in the first half. Cougars take the lead 17-13.

     3:35

    Rice's Chris Boswell misses a 55-yard field goal. Houston takes over on their own 38 with 0:51 left in the first half.

     3:23

    Tyus Bowser having a heck of a first half. Forces a QB pressure on third down to get the three-and-out.

     3:15
    Cougars settle for a field goal after a 9-play, 70-yard drive and Richie Leone caps it off with a 24-yard field goal.

     3:09

    Tyus Bowser makes his first career interception and the Cougars force their second turnover of the game. That's three-straight games this year and 11-straight 2+ turnover games dating back to last year.

    Greg Ward checks in at QB for this drive and completes a pass to Markeith Ambles, his first catch in a UH uniform. Greg Ward rips off a 28-yard run brining UH to the Rice 1-yard line.

     2:49

    End of the first quarter and UH forces a punt after the turnover. Two newcomers on the DL, Tyus Bowser and Trevor Harris, get after the Rice QB on third-and-long.

     2:47

    John O'Korn makes his first mistake of the game and throws Houston's first interception of the season.

     2:45
    Thomas Bates forces a turnover and Adrian McDonald makes it two straight games with a turnover as he recovers the all on the UH 39.

     2:35
    Greg Ward enters the game for John O'Korn and rushes for 19 yards on three plays before O'Korn reenters the game.

     2:28
    Rice answers with a nine-play drive 75-yard drive with Charles Ross scoring on a one-yard rush.

     2:18
    Third play from scrimmage in John O'Korn's first start goes for 61-yards to Deontay Greenberry, tying the receivers career high. No red zone problems thus far as Ryan Jackson punches it in from the one-yard line on the next play and UH takes the 7-6 lead.

     2:10

    Houston goes for the punt block and ends up getting called for a roughing the punter penalty. Two plays later, from the wildcat formation, Rice throws a 57-yard TD pass on a wheel route. Houston's B.J. Singleton blocks the extra point.

     2:04
    Rice wins the toss and elects to receive. Houston will defend the north end zone.

     1:30 p.m.

    Uniform model Richie Leone showing off the white tops with red helmets/pants.

     12:00 p.m.
    The Cougars have arrived to Reliant Stadium.

     11:45 a.m.
    Hope you tailgaters are staying dry. Not quite as the monsoon weather as in 2011, but it's close.

     11:30 a.m.

    360 Panorama before the teams arrived:

     Saturday | 11 a.m.
    We are live from the press box at the 40th meeting of the Bayou Bucket. Houston leads the all-time series 28-11.

     Friday | 2 p.m.

    Just a reminder for tomorro that due to the impending implosion of the Macy's building, METRO will temporarily suspend all lightrail service, and detour select bus routes in the area. A bus bridge will begin at 8:30 p.m. and run between the Fannin South Park & Ride and UH-Downtown. The bus bridge will cover the entire 7.5-mile line. For complete information on schedules, parking areas and buying tickets, please visit www.ridemetro.org.

     Friday | 12 p.m.

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