Houston 22, Temple 13

Date - Saturday, September 7, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Lincoln Financial Field
Attendance - 27328

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 3 6 6 7 22
Temple 6 7 0 0 13

Recap


Houston 22, Temple 13: Richie Leone kicked five field goals and Ryan Jackson rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown as the Cougars came from behind to defeat the Owls in the inaugural American Athletic Conference game.  

The Temple defense kept the Cougars out of the end zone until Jackson's 10-yard score with 1:06 remaining, but Leone's leg kept Houston (2-0) in the game. After a 35-yard miss by Leone on Houston's first drive, he nailed his next five field goal attempts, including career-long 40-yarder in the first quarter.  

Freshman quarterback John O'Korn took over for David Piland in the second quarter, connecting on 23-of-31 passes for 233 yards as the Cougars collected 524 yards of total offense. Houston sophomore Deontay Greenberry notched his first career 100-yard receiving game with 165 yards on 14 catches. 

Running back Kenneth Harper powered his way into the end zone twice in the first half for the Owls, and rushed 14 times for 51 yards. The Owls (0-2) were held scoreless in the second half. 

Temple struggled in the kicking game as Jim Cooper missed a first-quarter point after attempt and Paul Layton could not convert on a 25-yard field goal that would have put the Owls back on top in the third quarter. Quarterback Connor Reilly completed 20-of-38 passes for 200 yards but he also threw two interceptions and a lost a fumble.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston LB Steven Taylor was automatically ejected in the first quarter for targeting a defenseless player in accordance with the new NCAA rule. ... The Cougars made eight trips into the red zone. ... Houston RB Kenneth Farrow rushed for 78 yards on nine carries before leaving the game in the third quarter with an injury.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:33
Houston   FG  Temple 0 - Houston 3
1st Quarter - 1:29
Temple   TD  Temple 6 - Houston 3
2nd Quarter - 11:20
Houston   FG  Temple 6 - Houston 6
2nd Quarter - 4:40
Houston   FG  Temple 6 - Houston 9
2nd Quarter - 0:50
Temple   TD  Temple 13 - Houston 9
3rd Quarter - 11:56
Houston   FG  Temple 13 - Houston 12
3rd Quarter - 5:33
Houston   FG  Temple 13 - Houston 15
4th Quarter - 1:06
Houston   TD  Temple 13 - Houston 22
TEAMS

Team Records

  Houston Temple
W/L 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0
Conference 1 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Houston Temple
Score 22 13
First Downs 32 19
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-17
41%
8-for-18
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 524 300
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 48-219 39-100
Average/Rush 4.6 2.6
Passing
Comp-Att 29-48 20-39
Passing Yards 305 200
Average/Pass Play 6.1 4.8
Penalties-Yards 8-77 9-58
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 30:23 29:37

PLAYER STATS

Houston (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. O'Korn 23/31 233 0 0
D. Piland 6/17 72 0 0
Temple (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Reilly 20/38 200 0 2
C. Granger 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Jackson 22 109 5.0 1
K. Farrow 9 78 8.7 0
J. O'Korn 9 20 2.2 0
J. Hicks 5 8 1.6 0
D. Piland 2 8 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Williams 11 57 5.2 0
K. Harper 14 51 3.6 2
C. Coyer 1 4 4.0 0
J. Gilmore 1 2 2.0 0
C. Reilly 11 -7 -0.6 0
J. Christopher 1 -7 -7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Greenberry 14 165 11.8 0
X. Maxwell 8 75 9.4 0
D. Spencer 3 40 13.3 0
L. McDuffey 2 11 5.5 0
J. Hicks 1 8 8.0 0
R. Jackson 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Alderman 5 65 13.0 0
K. Harper 5 44 8.8 0
J. Fitzpatrick 4 38 9.5 0
N. Hairston 1 16 16.0 0
R. Deloatch 2 15 7.5 0
Z. Williams 1 13 13.0 0
C. Coyer 1 5 5.0 0
J. Christopher 1 4 4.0 0