Houston 49, Rutgers 14

Date - Saturday, October 26, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - High Points Solutions Stadium
Attendance - 52200

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 7 21 14 7 49
Rutgers 7 7 0 0 14

Recap


Houston 49, Rutgers 14: John O'Korn threw for 364 yards and five touchdowns as the visiting Cougars scored the game's last 35 points to stay unbeaten in the American Athletic Conference.

Deontay Greenberry had eight catches for 168 yards and three touchdowns for Houston (6-1, 3-0 AAC). Daniel Spencer added 117 yards on six receptions and Greg Ward Jr. had 91 yards on 11 carries for the Cougars, lost to BYU 47-46 last week.

Justin Goodwin, starting in place of the AAC's leading rusher Paul James - who missed the game with a leg injury - rushed for 161 yards and two touchdowns for Rutgers (4-3, 1-2). Scarlet Knights quarterback Gary Nova was just 7-of-15 passing for 138 yards and three interceptions.

Rutgers took a 7-0 lead on Goodwin's 5-yard touchdown with 3:22 left in the first quarter. After Houston tied the score on O'Korn's 10-yard TD pass to Greenberry with 46 seconds left in the period, the Cougars took the lead on Kenneth Farrow's 40-yard scoring run with 11:59 left in the first half.

The Scarlet Knights tied it at 14 on another Goodwin touchdown run - this one from 14 yards out with 7:03 left in the half. But Houston took the lead for good on an 83-yard scoring strike from O'Korn to Greenberry just 17 seconds later before pulling away with four more touchdowns.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston outgained Rutgers, 611-420, in the first ever meeting between the schools. ... Houston hosts South Florida on Halloween night. ... After starting the season 4-1 - including a 55-52 overtime loss at Fresno State - Rutgers has lost two straight.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 3:22
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 7 - Houston 0
1st Quarter - 0:46
Houston   TD  Rutgers 7 - Houston 7
2nd Quarter - 11:59
Houston   TD  Rutgers 7 - Houston 14
2nd Quarter - 7:03
Rutgers   TD  Rutgers 14 - Houston 14
2nd Quarter - 6:46
Houston   TD  Rutgers 14 - Houston 21
2nd Quarter - 5:54
Houston   TD  Rutgers 14 - Houston 28
3rd Quarter - 7:27
Houston   TD  Rutgers 14 - Houston 35
3rd Quarter - 3:34
Houston   TD  Rutgers 14 - Houston 42
4th Quarter - 14:23
Houston   TD  Rutgers 14 - Houston 49
TEAMS

Team Records

  Houston Rutgers
W/L 6 - 1 - 0 4 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 0 - 0 1 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Houston Rutgers
Score 49 14
First Downs 26 22
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-12
58%
8-for-15
53%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 611 420
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 38-211 41-204
Average/Rush 5.6 5.0
Passing
Comp-Att 28-35 18-31
Passing Yards 400 216
Average/Pass Play 10.3 7.0
Penalties-Yards 11-100 4-38
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 5
Time of Possession 28:34 31:26

PLAYER STATS

Houston (6 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. O'Korn 24/30 364 5 0
G. Ward Jr. 4/5 36 0 0
Rutgers (4 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Nova 7/15 138 0 3
C. Dodd 11/15 78 0 1
S. Huggins 0/1 0 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
G. Ward Jr. 11 91 8.3 1
K. Farrow 6 74 12.3 1
R. Jackson 5 25 5.0 0
K. Brooks 5 23 4.6 0
D. Spencer 3 18 6.0 0
D. Greenberry 2 6 3.0 0
J. Hicks 2 3 1.5 0
J. O'Korn 4 -29 -7.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Goodwin 31 161 5.2 2
M. Burton 5 24 4.8 0
C. Dodd 3 20 6.7 0
S. Huggins 1 2 2.0 0
D. Peoples 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Greenberry 8 168 21.0 3
D. Spencer 6 117 19.5 0
D. Ayers 3 32 10.7 1
A. Johnson 4 22 5.5 1
W. Beadle 2 19 9.5 0
A. Rodriguez 1 17 17.0 0
K. Farrow 3 14 4.7 0
R. Jackson 1 11 11.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Agudosi 2 59 29.5 0
J. Tsimis 2 32 16.0 0
T. Kroft 1 31 31.0 0
N. Arcidiacono 2 21 10.5 0
J. Grant 2 18 9.0 0
M. Burton 2 16 8.0 0
S. Huggins 3 15 5.0 0
L. Carroo 1 11 11.0 0
R. Peele 2 10 5.0 0
D. Peoples 1 3 3.0 0