Gameday Blog - Houston vs. North Texas
Oct. 6, 2012
9:13 p.m.And that's final, Houston wins 44-21.
9:10 p.m.North Texas goes for it on 4th and goal from the three yard line and Phillip Steward makes a big stop to keep the score at 21. Under 3:00 to go.
8:55 p.m.With 9:30 left in the fourth quarter, Houston has put up 619 yards - third straight 600+. 315 yards passing, 304 rushing.
Last time Houston totaled 300+ rushing yards was Sept. 10, 2010 vs. UTEP.
8:55 p.m.Tonight's attendance is 25,476.
8:50 p.m.Kent Brooks plays centerfield and makes his third career interception, first of the year. Houston ball on their own 39 yard line. First turnover of the game for either team.
8:46 p.m.Matt Hogan connects on his third FG of the day, this one from 23 yards out. Third career game with three field goals.
8:35 p.m.With his 23-yard rush, Charles Sims set a new career high for rushing yards in a game - at 210 with 20 carries (10.5 YPC). Broke his old mark (207 yards on 10 carries at Tulane 2011)
8:23 p.m.Offensive coordinator clears out the backfield with five wide receivers and calls a QB draw - Piland breaks a tackle as he scores on the five-yard rushing touchdown.
8:21 p.m.Charles Sims rips off a 53-yard rush to the right sideline - his third run wide right of the game, have gained 83 yards on three carries that way.
8:11 p.m.Matt Hogan connects on a 50-yard FG, his second 50+ of the year and third of his career. Slight wind at his back but the kick would've been good from 55+. 16th game with at least two field goals for Hogan.
8:04 p.m.Kenneth Farrow bounces off several tacklers and
8:04 p.m.Derek Thompson fakes a handoff and rushes in seven yards for the touchdown.
7:55 p.m.And we're back - Richie Leone boots a touchback for his third of the year.
7:32 p.m.End of the first half, Cougars rolling with a 31-14 lead right now. Most points scored in a half this year.
7:28 p.m.Charles Sims takes a perfectly set-up screen pass 27 yards for a touchdown. His second score of the game, first time this year he's scored a TD rushing and receiving.
7:27 p.m.Kenneth Farrow has already gone for a career high for rushing yards in a game with onl four carries - at 68 yards in the first half
7:23 p.m.UNT's Jeremy Brown rips off his own 48-yard rushing touchdown to answer Houston's scoring drive. Broke about six tackles on the long rush.
7:18 p.m.Running game cranking right now - Kenneth Farrow rips off a career-long 48 run for a score. 6 1:24
7:16 p.m.Sims already over 100 yards rushing on his 11th carry of the game - 5th career 100+ yards rushing, first time to do it back to back.
7:12 p.m.UNT punches it in from the 2-yard line to make it 17-7.
7:02 p.m.Houston goes for it on 4th and 9 and pass is deflected - Cougars turn the ball over on downs, North Texas ball on their own 36.
6:50 p.m.End of the first quarter - 17 points scored by Houston is the second most in a period this year (22, 4th quarter vs. Louisiana Tech).
6:44 p.m.Matt Hogan caps a 12 play, 83-yard drive (3:38) with a 21-yard field goal. Hogan is 5-for-8 on kicks this year, perfect from under 40.
6:37 p.m.Kent Brooks forces a fumble to stop the UNT drive around midfield, just short of the first down marker.
1962 Tangerine Bowl squad honored during the break.
6:28 p.m.Dewayne Peace takes a slant to the end zone, 16-yard TD catch to make it 14-0. Houston's two scoring drives this game have lasted 1:15 and 1:41.
Shane Ros made his first career catch on the drive, going for 24 yards.
6:14 p.m.Charles Sims caps off the opening drive with a five-yard touchdown rush. Had rushes of 26 and 14 on the opening drive - first opening drive Houston has scored on this year.
6:09 p.m.North Texas wins the toss, elects to defer.
5:35 p.m.View from the press box half hour before kick off:
3:15 p.m.Coach Levine getting ready in front of the Fox Sports All Access crew - video feature showing behind-the-scenes footage airs next week.
12:05 p.m.New #signage on John O'Quinn Field.
10:27 a.m.Team eating breakfast at the hotel before heading to special teams meeting.