Gameday Blog Archived - Houston at Marshall
Nov. 17, 2012
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.