Houston Sweeps American Athletic Conference Honors
Sept. 30, 2013
HOUSTON - Following its 59-28 win over UTSA to move to 4-0, the Houston Football program swept The American Athletic Conference's Players of the Week honors as John O'Korn was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week, William Jackson took home defensive honors and Brandon Wilson received special teams recognition.
In addition to the three honors, Houston's B.J. Singleton was named to The American's weekly honor roll.
Making his second career start, O'Korn completed 24 of 36 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns, including a pair of fourth-quarter TDs as part of the Cougars' 28-0 run to close the game. For the season, the true freshman has completed 73 of 115 passes (63.5 percent) for 933 yards and 10 touchdowns and just one interception.
O'Korn's 10 touchdowns leads all true freshmen nationally and ranks second regardless of class in The American to Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater (14). Saturday marked O'Korn's third game this season with at least three touchdowns.
Jackson had six tackles and a forced fumble before he sealed Houston's 59-28 win at UTSA with a 96-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter. The interception return is the second longest by an FBS player this season, and it was Houston's American Athletic Conference-leading eighth interception of the season.
Wilson returned a blocked field goal 78 yards for a touchdown to extend Houston's lead to 31-21 in the third quarter. The return helped break open what had been a three-point game as Houston outscored UTSA 35-7 in the final 18:11.
Wilson's return was set up by Singleton's block, his second blocked kick in as many weeks. Singleton would also end another UTSA fourth-quarter drive with his first career interception as he became the third UH defensive lineman with an interception this season.
The Cougars are 4-0 for the eighth time in program history and enter their second and final bye week of the season. Houston returns to action at 11 a.m., Oct. 12 as it hosts Memphis at BBVA Compass Stadium in the first American Athletic Conference game in Houston.
FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS & MINI-PLAN PACKAGES
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