Gameday Blog - Bayou Bucket
Sept. 29, 2012
6:10 p.m.Victory formation...And the Bayou Bucket will remain at UH with the Cougars prevailing 35-14!
5:58 p.m.Ryan Jackson fumbles at the Owls two-yard line and then Rice connects with Sam McGuffie on an 88-yard TD catch.
5:56 p.m.Freshman Larry McDuffey gets to 100 yards receiving for the first time in his career after hauling in a 35-yard catch.
5:50 p.m.Everett Daniels registers his first career sack on 4th-and-5. Houston's ball with 8:21 at midfield.
5:40 p.m.Charles Sims scampers into the endzone for a 16-yard TD run, sets a career high with three TD runs in the game. Has run for 2 TDs seven times.
Sims moves into 6th place all-time in rushing touchdowns (23 - tied with Gene Shannon (1949-51), Joffery Reynolds (1999-02) - Paul Gipson 1966-68, 25 touchdowns.
Sims set new career high with his 24th rush of the game.
5:39 p.m.Tonight's attendance is 32,718 - 9th largest crowd to ever watch the Bayou Bucket.
5:26 p.m.End of the third quarter, third and 2 for Rice on their own 28 yard line. 205 yards in the third quarter for Houston after 245 in the first half.
5:13 p.m.Peace fumbles the punt return and Rice recovers after a scrum. Owls ball on the Houston 21. Rice scores two plays later to end the shutout. Last shutout for Houston 56-0 vs. Georgia State, 2011.
5:05 p.m.Charles Sims takes it 47-yards to the house to put Houston up 28-0...Season-long rush for Sims and his fourth career 100+ yard rushing game, first of the year.
All four scoring drives for Houston have been under 2:49 and spanned 65+ yards.
4:41 p.m.In 5 plays, Houston marches 88 yards in 1:23 and takes a 21-0 lead on Charles Sims first TD of the day...Kenneth Farrow makes a career-high 35-yard catch on the drive following Spencer's long grab to set up Sims rushing score.
With the score, Sims moves into 9th place all-time in the Houston record books with his 21st rushing TD.
4:41 p.m.Two teams trade punts to begin the second half.
4:35 p.m.Rice MOB is off the field after halftime with no significant incidents.
4:13 p.m.Matt Hogan's second 47 field goal is no good and we'll the end the half with Houston up 14-0...Houston holds Rice scoreless in the first half - first time UH has shut an opponent out in a half since 2011 SMU (7 games ago).
4:07 p.m.Phillip Steward on the blitz forces the QB to escape the pocket, and then tracks him down with the sack on third down...His second sack of the game, UH gets the ball on their own 33 with 00:48 left in the first half.
4:02 p.m.Braxton Welford with his second great special teams tackle - this one on the kickoff. Rice Ball on their own 20 with 2:30 left in the first quarter.
3:44 p.m.Daniel Spencer busts through several tackles to take a slant route on third down to the house. 31-yard strike for Spencer and Houston, the second TD of the season for the sophomore and fourth of his career. Houston up 14-0....8th scoring drive this season under 2:00.
3:44 p.m.62-yard punt for Richie Leone pins Rice at their own 12-yard line.
2:45 p.m.Lloyd Allen registers his second sack of the season, and 5.5 of his career, on third down. Houston takes the ball over on their 5-yard line.
First quarter stats:
3:016 p.m.An interception from David Piland intended for Larry McDuffey and Rice takes over 5:26 left in the 1st. Play was reviewed and Rice defender had his knee down on the three-yard line.
3:09 p.m.Trevon Stewart makes a couple of great plays and UH defense forces a three-and-out...Stewart diagnosed the option and took out the pitch man and then broke up the pass on third down. Houston ball on their own 40 after the punt.
3:04 p.m.Piland scrambles on third down and throws a strike into the endzone to Larry McDuffey, touchdown Houston. The freshman McDuffey has four catches in his career with two being touchdowns 20+ yards (25, 64 yards).
2:47 p.m.Matt Hogan pulls the 47-yard FG attempt, he's 4-6 on the year with both misses 40+
2:45 p.m.Phillip Steward comes on the blitz and forces his fourth fumble of his career, Radermon Scypion recovers on the Rice 31...Second straight game with a forced fumble for Steward.
Case Keenum is going to take a few hours off studying that playbook to watch the game...Has been in the building all day already.
New band uniforms looking sharp.
2:00 p.m.Panoramic view of Reliant Stadium - link
Found a couple of Cougars roaming the hallways of the Texans.
1:35 p.m.Photo gallery from last year's Bayou Bucket battle.
Live from the press box at Reliant Stadium.