Houston 62, Southern 13

Date - Friday, August 30, 2013 8:30 PM
Location - Robertson Stadium
Attendance - 26205

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Southern 0 6 7 0 13
Houston 10 17 14 21 62

Recap


Houston 62, Southern 13:
Ryan Jackson ran 10 times for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Daniel Spencer found the end zone three times - all in the second half - to lead the host Cougars to a season-opening rout.

Spencer had nine catches for 102 yards and two TDs and added a 45-yard scoring run early in the third quarter. David Piland completed 15-of-23 passes for 148 yards and a touchdown before sitting much of the second half for Houston (1-0), which is beginning its first season in the new American Athletic Conference.

Dray Joseph was 27-for-36 for 268 yards and two TDs for the Jaguars (0-1), who fell to 0-7 all-time against FBS opponents. His first scoring strike, a 19-yard connection with Samuel Altman with 8:26 left in the first half, pulled Southern within 13-6.

Jackson answered just over two minutes later with a 15-yard TD run and Piland later found Deontay Greenberry from 10 yards out to make it 27-6 at the break. Spencer went untouched on an end-around on the third play from scrimmage in the second half and made it a 28-point game.

Freshman John O'Korn took over for Piland and added a pair of TD passes to Spencer and another to John Leday to break it open. Kenneth Farrow chipped in 97 yards rushing and Justin Hicks had a late touchdown run as Houston outrushed Southern by a 372-104 margin.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Houston has won both meetings between the schools by a combined 117-16 margin. ... Altman and Willie Quinn combined for 10 catches, 151 yards and a pair of TDs for the Jaguars. ... The game was played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, one of three venues the Cougars will call home this season while a new stadium is being built for 2014.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:10
Houston   TD  Houston 7 - Southern 0
1st Quarter - 3:20
Houston   FG  Houston 10 - Southern 0
2nd Quarter - 14:03
Houston   FG  Houston 13 - Southern 0
2nd Quarter - 8:26
Southern   TD  Houston 13 - Southern 6
2nd Quarter - 6:11
Houston   TD  Houston 20 - Southern 6
2nd Quarter - 2:34
Houston   TD  Houston 27 - Southern 6
3rd Quarter - 14:21
Houston   TD  Houston 34 - Southern 6
3rd Quarter - 12:47
Southern   TD  Houston 34 - Southern 13
3rd Quarter - 9:37
Houston   TD  Houston 41 - Southern 13
4th Quarter - 14:21
Houston   TD  Houston 48 - Southern 13
4th Quarter - 7:22
Houston   TD  Houston 55 - Southern 13
4th Quarter - 2:45
Houston   TD  Houston 62 - Southern 13
TEAMS

Team Records

  Southern Houston
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Southern Houston
Score 13 62
First Downs 17 35
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-13
38%
4-for-13
31%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 372 627
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-104 50-372
Average/Rush 3.5 7.4
Passing
Comp-Att 27-36 26-38
Passing Yards 268 255
Average/Pass Play 7.4 6.5
Penalties-Yards 10-91 14-126
Fumbles-Lost 4-3 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 30:20 29:40

PLAYER STATS

Southern (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Joseph 27/36 268 2 1
Houston (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Piland 15/23 148 1 0
J. O'Korn 11/15 107 3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Coleman 22 91 4.1 0
D. Joseph 3 6 2.0 0
K. Favorite 4 5 1.2 0
L. Mitchell 1 2 2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Jackson 10 120 12.0 2
K. Farrow 20 97 4.8 0
J. Hicks 10 59 5.9 1
D. Spencer 1 45 45.0 1
R. Hollimon 4 24 6.0 0
D. Piland 3 23 7.7 0
J. O'Korn 2 4 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
W. Quinn 6 77 12.8 1
S. Altman 4 74 18.5 1
L. Doss 5 53 10.6 0
D. Coleman 4 26 6.5 0
B. Coleman 4 20 5.0 0
R. Allen 3 14 4.7 0
K. Favorite 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Spencer 9 102 11.3 2
D. Greenberry 6 70 11.7 1
X. Maxwell 3 24 8.0 0
K. Farrow 2 19 9.5 0
A. Rodriguez 2 18 9.0 0
J. Leday 1 9 9.0 1
R. Jackson 1 7 7.0 0
L. McDuffey 2 6 3.0 0