Gameday Blog - Houston vs. North Texas

Oct. 6, 2012

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North Texas

 Date  Oct. 6
 Kickoff  6 p.m.
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Charles Sims, 5-yard TD rush 7-0
Dewayne Peace, 16-yard TD catch 14-0
Matt Hogan, 21-yard FG 17-0
Antoinne Jimmerson, 2-yard TD run 17-7
Kenneth Farrow, 48-yard TD rush 24-7
Jeremy Brown, 48-yard TD rush 24-14
Charles Sims, 27-yard TD catch 31-14
Derek Thompson, 7-yard TD run 31-21
David Piland, 5-yard TD run 41-21
Matt Hogan, 23-yard FG 44-21

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.



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