Cincinnati 24, Houston 17

Date - Saturday, November 23, 2013 12:00 PM
Location - Rice Stadium
Attendance - 20197

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Cincinnati 0 17 7 0 24
Houston 0 7 10 0 17

Recap


Cincinnati 24, Houston 17:
Brendon Kay threw for 386 yards and two touchdowns as the Bearcats held off the host Cougars for their sixth straight win.

Anthony McClung had nine catches for 137 yards while Shaq Washington added 10 receptions for 132 yards for Cincinnati (9-2, 6-1 AAC), which kept its hopes alive for a share of the conference title. Chris Moore had four receptions for 72 yards and two scores.

John O'Korn was 13-of-30 for 171 yards and a touchdown for Houston (7-4, 4-3), which dropped its third straight after a 7-1 start to the season. The Cougars managed just 33 rushing yards on a wet, messy field.

Kay found Moore from 40 yards out and Tony Miliano kicked a 25-yard field goal to put the Bearcats up 10 in the second quarter. After O'Korn connected with Deontay Greenberry for a 12-yard scoring toss, Kay upped the lead back to 10 with his second hookup with Moore, this one from 3 yards out with 1:29 to play in the first half.

Kay made it 24-7 with a 14-yard touchdown run midway through the third, but the Cougars scored 10 straight points on Trevon Stewart's 15-yard fumble return for a score and Kyle Bullard's 27-yard field goal. Still, despite multiple chances — including two fourth-quarter field-goal misses by Miliano — the Cougars couldn't get the tying score before time ran out.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Washington had double-digit catches for the fourth time this season, after he caught 11 three other times. … Freshman QB Greg Ward Jr. came in for Houston when O'Korn was ineffective in the second half, though O'Korn returned for the Cougars' final drive of the game. … Cincinnati now leads the all-time series between the teams 14-8.



SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 14:32
Cincinnati   TD  Houston 0 - Cincinnati 7
2nd Quarter - 8:13
Cincinnati   FG  Houston 0 - Cincinnati 10
2nd Quarter - 5:56
Houston   TD  Houston 7 - Cincinnati 10
2nd Quarter - 1:29
Cincinnati   TD  Houston 7 - Cincinnati 17
3rd Quarter - 7:35
Cincinnati   TD  Houston 7 - Cincinnati 24
3rd Quarter - 5:22
Houston   TD  Houston 14 - Cincinnati 24
3rd Quarter - 0:23
Houston   FG  Houston 17 - Cincinnati 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Cincinnati Houston
W/L 9 - 2 - 0 7 - 4 - 0
Conference 6 - 1 - 0 4 - 3 - 0

Team Stats

  Cincinnati Houston
Score 24 17
First Downs 26 13
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-19
37%
4-for-17
24%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 593 278
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-172 31-33
Average/Rush 4.3 1.1
Passing
Comp-Att 30-51 18-41
Passing Yards 421 245
Average/Pass Play 7.9 5.6
Penalties-Yards 6-53 3-30
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 36:32 23:28

PLAYER STATS

Cincinnati (9 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Kay 29/50 406 2 2
J. Luallen 1/1 15 0 0
Houston (7 - 4)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. O'Korn 13/30 171 1 0
G. Ward Jr. 5/9 74 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
H. Williams 13 84 6.5 0
B. Kay 9 38 4.2 1
R. Abernathy IV 7 24 3.4 0
T. Green 6 20 3.3 0
J. Luallen 4 7 1.8 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
K. Farrow 9 36 4.0 0
J. O'Korn 7 11 1.6 0
R. Jackson 7 4 0.6 0
G. Ward Jr. 7 -2 -0.3 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. McClung 9 137 15.2 0
S. Washington 10 132 13.2 0
C. Moore 4 72 18.0 2
M. Morrison 3 39 13.0 0
R. Abernathy IV 2 11 5.5 0
H. Williams 1 7 7.0 0
M. McKay 1 3 3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Spencer 5 66 13.2 0
D. Greenberry 6 64 10.7 1
G. Ward Jr. 3 42 14.0 0
X. Maxwell 1 36 36.0 0
D. Ayers 1 23 23.0 0
M. Ambles 1 8 8.0 0
K. Farrow 1 6 6.0 0