Houston 25, Memphis 15

Date - Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - BBVA Compass Stadium
Attendance - 20103

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Memphis 3 6 6 0 15
Houston 7 3 8 7 25

Recap


Houston 25, Memphis 15: John O'Korn threw for 198 yards and one touchdown as the Cougars survived a scare against the visiting Tigers.

Kenneth Farrow rushed for two touchdowns and Daniel Spencer caught one for Houston (5-0, 2-0 AAC). Deontay Greenberry caught four passes for 76 yards and the Cougars forced four turnovers to keep their perfect record intact.

Paxton Lynch was 21-of-41 for 222 yards and Jake Elliott kicked five field goals for Memphis (1-4, 0-2). The Tigers held Houston to just 38 yards on the ground to keep the game close.

The Cougars opened the scoring on their first possession of the game when Spencer hauled in a 17-yard touchdown pass from O'Korn. The Tigers answered with two field goals from Elliott before Richie Leone split the uprights from 24 yards to give Houston a 10-6 lead. Elliott booted his third field goal of the half to cut the deficit to one.

Elliott kicked two more field goals in the third quarter to give Memphis a 15-10 lead. Farrow plunged into the end zone from 1 yard out and the ensuing two-point conversion was good to give the Cougars a three-point lead. Farrow rushed for his second touchdown of the afternoon with 10:21 remaining in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston leads the nation in turnover margin at +14. … Elliott booted a career long 50-yard field goal in the second quarter. … The Cougars have now scored in every quarter this season.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:13
Houston   TD  Houston 7 - Memphis 0
1st Quarter - 3:05
Memphis   FG  Houston 7 - Memphis 3
2nd Quarter - 11:35
Memphis   FG  Houston 7 - Memphis 6
2nd Quarter - 8:21
Houston   FG  Houston 10 - Memphis 6
2nd Quarter - 0:58
Memphis   FG  Houston 10 - Memphis 9
3rd Quarter - 7:34
Memphis   FG  Houston 10 - Memphis 12
3rd Quarter - 4:34
Memphis   FG  Houston 10 - Memphis 15
3rd Quarter - 1:59
Houston   TD  Houston 18 - Memphis 15
4th Quarter - 10:21
Houston   TD  Houston 25 - Memphis 15
TEAMS

Team Records

  Memphis Houston
W/L 1 - 4 - 0 5 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Memphis Houston
Score 15 25
First Downs 20 15
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-20
35%
4-for-14
29%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-3
67%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 349 247
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-127 29-38
Average/Rush 3.2 1.3
Passing
Comp-Att 21-41 14-32
Passing Yards 222 209
Average/Pass Play 5.2 6.3
Penalties-Yards 12-86 9-85
Fumbles-Lost 5-4 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 35:56 24:04

PLAYER STATS

Memphis (1 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
P. Lynch 21/41 222 0 0
Houston (5 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. O'Korn 13/30 198 1 0
G. Ward Jr. 1/1 11 0 0
K. Brooks 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Hayes 12 72 6.0 0
M. Warford 12 24 2.0 0
M. Frazier 1 16 16.0 0
J. Steib 3 12 4.0 0
S. Craft 2 5 2.5 0
D. Dorceus 3 5 1.7 0
P. Lynch 7 -7 -1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Farrow 15 33 2.2 2
J. O'Korn 2 7 3.5 0
R. Jackson 7 7 1.0 0
J. Hicks 1 -2 -2.0 0
G. Ward Jr. 2 -4 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Frazier 5 81 16.2 0
T. Jones 4 49 12.2 0
J. Craig 3 33 11.0 0
B. Hayes 3 26 8.7 0
J. Milleson 1 9 9.0 0
A. Henderson 1 9 9.0 0
M. Warford 2 7 3.5 0
J. Valentine 1 5 5.0 0
S. Craft 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Greenberry 4 76 19.0 0
R. Jackson 1 44 44.0 0
X. Maxwell 1 33 33.0 0
L. McDuffey 3 20 6.7 0
M. Ambles 4 19 4.8 0
D. Spencer 1 17 17.0 1