Memphis Game Blog

Oct. 12, 2013

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Date Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013
Time 11 a.m.
Location Houston
Venue BBVA Compass Stadium
Capacity 22,000
Surface Natural Grass
TV ESPNews / WatchESPN
Radio SportsTalk 790
Audio All Access
Live Stats UHCougars.com

1st Quarter
Spencer, 17-yard TD catch 7-0
Elliott, 33-yard FG 7-3
2nd Quarter
Elliott, 50-yard FG 7-6
Leone, 24-yard FG 10-7
Elliott, 24-yard FG 10-9
3rd Quarter
Elliott, 42-yard FG 10-12
Elliott, 38-yard FG 10-15
Farrow, 1-yard TD 18-15
Farrow, 6-yard TD 25-15


Cougars win 25-15!


Thomas Bates breaks up a pass on third down to force a three-and-out. UH takes over on their own 38 with 7:14 to go.


Trevon Stewart forces and recovers a fumble, Cougars fourth turnover caused today.

Stewart was clearly going for the strip on the play - holding up the ball carrier while help came and followed by the fumble.

That's a +14 turnover margin for the season for UH.

Kenneth Farrow barrels his way into the endzone for his first career multiple rushing touchdown game. UH goes up 25-15.

Trevor Harris makes his second sack of the year to end Memphis drive on third down.

First UH ball, Ryan Jackson rips off an impressive 44-yard screen catch and run to take the ball to the Memphis 18 yard line.


Houston regains the lead as Kenneth Farrow punches it in from one yard out.

On the two-point conversion, John O'Korn narrowly avoids the sack and shovels it to Farrow for the points.


Xavier Maxwell with an incredible catch brings the drive to the Mempis 1-yard line. Big offsides penalty on fourth down saved a turnover and prolonged the drive. UH uses their first time out of the second half to avoid a delay of game.


Memphis adds their fifth field goal of the game to make it 15-10. Figures that kick battle busts out at the soccer stadium.


Cougars with their first offensive turnover today gives Memphis the ball on the UH 38-yard line.

Memphis takes their first lead of the game on a 42-yard field goal.


Houston gets the ball to start the second half and Demarcus Ayers records a career-long kick return covering 45 yards.




Memphis with their third three-pointer of the day making it 10-9. Houston used two timeouts and get the ball back with 51 seconds on their own 25-yard.


Steve Taylor recovers his first career fumble on the Memphis 34-yard line. Efrem Oliphant forces his second fumble on the season.

That's four games this year Houston has forced at least three turnovers. forces

 12:03 p.m.

Houston settles for a field goal to make it 58 points off opponents' turnovers this year with Leone's 24-yard FG.


Houston defense sets up the offense with Derrick Mathews second fumble recovery of the day/career. UH with the ball at Memphis the 11-yard line.


Memphis hits a 50-yard field goal to cut the lead to 7-6. Career long kick for Jake Elliott.

 11:41 a.m.

 11:35 a.m.

John O'Korn scrambles on a naked bootleg on third down for a career-long rush of 22 yards but part of the play negated by a holding penalty - still gets the first down.

 11:29 a.m.

Back-to-back false starts push Memphis from the UH 5 back to the 15. Houston defense backs the Tigers offense even more with a TFL by Eric Eiland. Memphis settles for 33-yard FG to make it 7-3.

 11:14 a.m.

That's six-straight drives the Cougars have forced a turnover.

 11:10 a.m.

John O'Korn to Daniel Spencer puts Houston up 7-0 with 10:13 left in the first quarter. Spencer hauls in a 17-yard touchdown grab to cap the six play, 57-yard drive covering 1:55.

That's 55 points off turnovers for Houston this year.

 11:05 a.m.
That Houston Defense causes another turnover on the Memphis opening drive. Derrick Mathews forces and recovers his first career fumble.

 10:55 a.m.
Coin flip goes for Houston and the Cougars defer to the second half.

 10:30 a.m.
Cougars wearing the all-red uniforms today, sporting a 1-0 record in the ensemble (W, Southern). Looking so fresh and so clean clean.

 10:00 a.m.

Today's game is the Coogs for the Cure game as all proceeds from donations go to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure.


 9:30 a.m.

Head coaches Tony Levine and Justin Fuente meet before the warm ups.

 8:30 a.m.

We are live from the BBVA Compass press box. Lots of orange right now - can't wait to see that color correction in just a few.






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