Gameday Blog Archived - Houston at Marshall

Nov. 17, 2012

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 Date  Nov. 17
 Kickoff  11 p.m. CST
 Stats  GameTracker
 Audio  All Access
 Audio  SportsTalk 790 AM
 Notes  Game Notes
 Twitter  @UHCougarFB

Wilson, 19-yard TD catch 7-0
Haig, 23-yard FG 10-0
Shuler, 5-yard TD catch 17-0
Ros, 4-yard TD catch 17-7
Allen, 46-yard TD catch 24-7
Hogan, 32-yard FG 24-10
Grooms, 69-yard TD run 31-10
Maxwell, 4-yard TD catch 31-17
Kato, 5-yard TD run 38-17
Ros, 19-yard TD catch 38-24
Maxwell, 58-yard TD catch 38-31
Greenberry, 7-yard TD catch 38-38
Haig, 26-yard FG 41-38
Hogan, 28-yard FG 41-41
Haig, 45-yard FG 44-41

3:45 p.m.
Marshall takes the win 44-41 on a 45-yard field goal. Tough game but great effort by your Houston Cougars.

3:22 p.m.
Matt Hogan ties up the game with a 28-yard field goal.

3:14 p.m.
Houston picks up a fourth-down conversion to Dewayne Peace. 4-for-4 on fourth-down.

3:12 p.m.
Ryan Jackson with the big return, gives Houston the ball at midfield.

3:10 p.m.
Defense holds Marshall to a 26-yard field goal.

3:00 p.m.
Offense picks up a first down on third with a personal foul and then Crawford finds Greenberry for a touchdown to tie up the game.

Houston has outscored Marshall 28-7 in the second drive.

2:49 p.m.
Xavier Maxwell takes a middle-receiver screen 58 yards to the house for his second TD of the game.

Houston has scored on three straight drives - last two drives have taken a combined 39 seconds.

Crawford Jones set a career high with his fourth touchdown pass.

2:41 p.m.
Today's attendance is 18,831.

2:41 p.m.
Defense holds Marshall to a punt and Houston gets the ball on their own 30 when the fourth quarter begins.

2:37 p.m.
Onside kick attempt, great job by Richie to get the bounce but Marshall recovers.

2:35 p.m.
Only takes one - Houston scores on the next snap as Crawford finds Shane Ros on the slant. Second touchdown for Ros.

2:34 p.m.
Aaron Johnson received the kick off and threw it across field to Kenneth Farrow - Farrow for a 61-yard return.

2:18 p.m.
Crawford finds Xavier Maxwell in the back of the end zone for a score for Maxwell's first career touchdown catch..

2:15 p.m.
Greenberry and Crawford work some magic on fourth down to pick up the conversion. Houston 3-for-3 on fourth today.

2:14 p.m.
Cougars marched down to the 22 yard line and facing 4th-and-1. Ralph Oragwu injured on the third down play. DeAnthony Sims moves over to RF, Forsch in at RG.

2:09 p.m.
Adrian McDonald picks off a pass from the Houston six and returns it 33 yards for his second interception of the year.

1:35 p.m.
First half stats:

1:31 p.m.
Marshall hits a 65-yard backwards pass for a touchdown on a scramble/broken play.

1:23 p.m.
Hogan connects on a 32-yard field goal with 1:55 left in the first half.

1:23 p.m.
Houston converts their second fourth down attempt of the game. Ball on the Marshall 15 as the Herd takes their second time out.

1:10 p.m.
Houston answers the Marshall scoring drive with a 59-yard kick return by Ryan Jackson, career long for the freshman. Lost his shoe on the run back or could've had a few more yards.

1:09 p.m.
Houston goes for it on fourth down from the Marshall four and scores a touchdown. Crawford rolled right and found Ros open in the back corner. Caps a 10-play 70-yard drive. Big plays by Deontay Greenberry (35-yard catch) and a 17-yard run by Ryan Jackson give helped give Houston their best drive of the game.

1:05 p.m.
Marshall adds their second touchdown of the first half to extend the lead 17-0.

12:53 p.m.
Zach McMillian with a great interception, picks off a pass that the receiver bobbled.

12:47 p.m.
End of the first quarter - Marshall with the ball on their own 14.

12:44 p.m.
All three linebackers have a sack in the first quarter...Back-to-back three and outs by the Marshall offense.

12:38 p.m.
Houston unveils the wildcat for the first time this year with Shane Ros, former Cinco Ranch HS quarterback, taking the snap and gains three yards.

12:29 p.m.
After three-and-out by Houston, Marshall kicks a 23-yard field goal. Seven-play drive covering 42 yards and 2:00 time.

12:10 p.m.
Marshall scores on the opening drive despite a sack by Phillip Steward and Derrick Mathews on the drive.

12:10 p.m.
Houston defense starts out in a 3-3-5 formation with Adrian McDonald as the nickleback making his second start of the year.

12:05 p.m.
Marshall wins the toss and elects to receive the kick. 16 games in a row that Marshall has started with the ball, longest streak in the nation. Houston defends the south goal, winds mild between 5-10 MPH.

11:45 a.m.
Crawford Jones will be making his first start at quarterback today.

11:15 a.m.
Charles Sims is a game-time decision for today's game. Missed the last game vs. Tulsa and second half at ECU.

10: 15 a.m.
Live from the press box

10 a.m.
Panoramic view of Joan C. Edwards Stadium - capacity 38,000.



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