White, Memphis overcome Houston rally for 30-27 win
(AP) – Riley Patterson kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give Memphis a 30-27 win over Houston following the Cougars’ improbable comeback on Saturday. Tune threw a 13-yard score to Marquez Stevenson early in the fourth after a 10-play, 75-yard drive. The game-tying drive ended when Tune threw an 18-yard scoring pass to Bryson Smith with 28 seconds to go. Brady White responded to lead Memphis (7-3, 5-3 American Athletic Conference) on a 5-play, 46-yard drive to set up Patterson. With the win, Memphis finished a second consecutive season undefeated at home for the first time in program history.
Doaks, Ridder help No. 6 Cincinnati run past Houston 38-10
Doaks rushed for a career-high 184 yards, Desmond Ridder ran for three scores and threw for another, and No. The Bearcats' read option with Doaks and Ridder kept the Cougars defense off balance all afternoon. “We’re just opening holes for each other.”Ridder capped a 10-play, 75-yard drive with a 10-yard TD run to make it 14-0 in the second quarter. An acrobatic 34-yard catch by Bryson Smith led to Kyle Porter's 3-yard TD run that cut the Cougars' deficit to 14-7. Ridder added a 12-yard TD run early in the fourth quarter.
5 things to know as the Cougars face No. 16 SMU
For the second time this season, the Houston Cougars will be on the national stage as they face the No.16 SMU Mustangs on Thursday night. Kyle Porter leads all Cougars in rushing yards with 448 yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry and 74.7 yards per game. The last two games Jones has carried the ball over 25 times, gaining over 100 rushing yards in both games. Jones has a total of 751 rushing yards, along with 12 rushing rushing touchdowns, in addition to averaging 127.0 rushing yards per game. Houston will need to produce some explosive plays to keep up with the high powered SMU offense.
Coach's son leads Houston to 24-17 win over UConn
Stuard had 15 tackles, including a touchdown-saving effort to stop a 58-yard run by UConn's Kevin Mensah in the Cougars' 24-17 win over the Huskies. Houston (3-4, 1-2 American) had just taken that lead on a 58-yard-touchdown pass from Holgorsen's son Logan to Jeremy Singleton. "If it's one yard, a half a yard, they've still got to get that yard. "I thought he did fine," Dana Holgorsen said of his son, a walk-on freshman making his first start. Houston (3-4, 1-2) stretched its lead with a late 13-play touchdown drive that ended with a 2-yard run from Bryson Smith.