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Houston at Louisiana Tech

Houston 35, Louisiana Tech 34

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RUSTON, La. (AP) - Case Keenum led Houston to 28 unanswered points in a furious second-half rally that kept the Cougars undefeated with a 35-34 win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.

Trailing 34-7 near the end of the third quarter, Keenum found Patrick Edwards for a 50-yard touchdown to cut the lead to 34-14. Touchdown runs of 2 and 4 yards by Bryce Beall cut it to 34-28.

With less than two minutes remaining, Keenum connected with E.J. Smith for 26 yards, then found Edwards again for a 32-yard scoring catch that put the Cougars (3-0) ahead to stay.

The senior quarterback completed 25 of 40 passes for 351 yards and three touchdowns.

After Keenum's 54-yard scoring pass to Michael Hayes in the second quarter brought Houston within 10-7, Louisiana Tech (1-2) scored the next 24 points, including two rushing touchdowns by Ray Holley.

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Scoring Summary
LATECHLennon Creer 1 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHMatt Nelson 30 yd FG
HOUMichael Hayes 54 yd pass from Case Keenum (Matt Hogan kick)
LATECHRay Holley 2 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHMatt Nelson 47 yd FG
LATECHQuinton Patton 16 yd pass from Nick Isham (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHRay Holley 7 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
HOUPatrick Edwards 50 yd pass from Case Keenum (Matt Hogan kick)
HOUBryce Beall 2 yd run (Matt Hogan kick)
HOUBryce Beall 4 yd run (Matt Hogan kick)
HOUPatrick Edwards 32 yd pass from Case Keenum (Matt Hogan kick)
 
Team Stats
 HOULATECH
First Downs2126
Third Down Efficiency5-167-20
Fourth Down Efficiency2-23-4
Plays-Net Yards75-44998-444
Rushes-Yds35-9866-233
Passing Yds351211
Kick Return Yds81136
Punt Return Yds-225
Passes25-40-221-32-2
Punts7-3336-282
Fumbles-Lost2-11-1
Penalties-Yds6-426-68
Time of Poss.25:4634:14
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
HOU: Bryce Beall 11-63, Michael Hayes 10-28, Charles Sims 5-14, Tyron Carrier 1-8, Team 3--5, Case Keenum 5--10
LATECH: Lennon Creer 25-99, Ray Holley 22-62, Lyle Fitte 6-36, Nick Isham 12-32, Hunter Lee 1-4
PASSING
HOU: Case Keenum 25-40-351-2
LATECH: Nick Isham 20-31-199-2, Taylor Burch 1-1-12-0
RECEIVING
HOU: Tyron Carrier 7-35, Justin Johnson 5-100, Charles Sims 4-52, Patrick Edwards 3-81, Michael Hayes 3-53, E.J. Smith 2-31, Bryce Beall 1--1
LATECH: Quinton Patton 5-82, Lyle Fitte 4-18, Taulib Ikharo 3-49, Lennon Creer 3-13, Richie Casey 2-21, Matt Broha 1-12, Ray Holley 1-8, Andrew Guillot 1-4, Hunter Lee 1-4
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Houston4th American Athletic 5-37-5
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West7-18-5