Sunday, September 07, 2014

Houston Cougars dominate Grambling State in 47-0 win

John O'Korn (5) threw for 200 yards and
one touchdown against Grambling State.
Photo by Darla Tamulitis-La Vita Loca Photography
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By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2014 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (September 7,  2014) The Houston Cougars came into TDECU Stadium on Saturday evening looking for their first win in their new on-campus stadium. Little did anyone comprehend on that September 6, 2014 evening that it would be such a complete and total victory.

Capitalizing on a totally ineffective Grambling offense and tallying 477 yards of total offense, the Cougars run away from the Tigers with a 47-0 win in front of 30,081 fans.

As a team, Houston rushed for 295 yards on 40 carries and scored three touchdowns, while passing for 202 yards and one touchdown.

It was a complete team effort of the Cougars, with seven players carrying the ball and seven players catching the ball to contribute to the offensive effort.

Kyle Bullard connected on four field goals of 42, 38, 35, and 21 yards to lead the scoring for the Cougars. He also added five extra points to his scoring total.

Running back Kenneth Farrow carried the back 13 times for 133 yards for one touchdown while Javin Webb accounted for 72 yards on eight carries.

John O'Korn completed 14-of-25 passes for 200 yards and one touchdowns.

Houston head coach
Tony Levine discussed O'Korn's play with the media in the post-game press conference:

“He played well. I thought he was more confident in his throws tonight. He will come in tomorrow and sat that I missed that throw, I missed that throw, I had a poor read. He is his own biggest critic but again that is what we are looking for in our program is improvement from game to game.”

Greg Ward Jr. and Billy Cosh also saw game time as the quarterback.

The Cougars started off the game by scoring their first touchdown a mire 38 seconds into the contest, when Ward, Jr. scored on a 12-yard run, followed by a Bullard kick, to give Houston a quick 7-0 lead.

Bullard followed that with first two of his four of his field goals, while scoring runs by Farrow and Ryan Jackson added to the Houston score.

Ward Jr. added a touchdown pass from O'Korn right before the half to give the Cougars a 34-0 as both teams headed to the locker room.

Bullard's last two field goals and a Vincent Hall fumble recovery, which he carried into the end zone for a touchdown rounded out Houston’s scoring in the game.

Houston win next face BYU on Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Utah.

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