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Tulane at Houston

Houston 40, Tulane 17

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HOUSTON (AP) - Ryan Jackson rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns, Crawford Jones threw for 368 yards and two more scores, and Houston closed 70-year-old Robertson Stadium in style Saturday, beating Tulane 40-17 in both teams' season finale.

Jones hooked up with Ronnie Williams for touchdowns of 22 and 9 yards in the first quarter, and Jackson scored on a 72-yard run in the third quarter and a 9-yarder in the fourth for the Cougars (5-7, 4-4 Conference USA). Matt Hogan added four field goals.

Ryan Griffin threw for 346 yards, including touchdowns to Xavier Rush and Wilson Van Hooser, for the Green Wave (2-10, 2-6), but also had four interceptions. Tulane had six turnovers in all.

Houston finished 72-44-1 all-time at Robertson. The Cougars will play their 2013 home games at a to-be-determined site before moving into a new stadium, to be built where Robertson is now, in 2014.

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Scoring Summary
HOURonnie Williams 22 yd pass from Crawford Jones (Matt Hogan kick)
HOURonnie Williams 9 yd pass from Crawford Jones (Matt Hogan kick)
HOUMatt Hogan 32 yd FG
TULANEXavier Rush 10 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)
HOUMatt Hogan 25 yd FG
TULANECairo Santos 32 yd FG
HOURyan Jackson 72 yd run (Matt Hogan kick)
TULANEWilson Van Hooser 0 yd fumble return (Cairo Santos kick)
HOUMatt Hogan 34 yd FG
HOUMatt Hogan 23 yd FG
HOURyan Jackson 9 yd run (Matt Hogan kick)
 
Team Stats
 TULANEHOU
First Downs2022
Third Down Efficiency9-207-18
Fourth Down Efficiency1-10-0
Plays-Net Yards87-38986-591
Rushes-Yds21-4339-221
Passing Yds346370
Kick Return Yds12961
Punt Return Yds022
Passes36-66-426-47-3
Punts8-3395-222
Fumbles-Lost3-21-0
Penalties-Yds6-478-75
Time of Poss.29:4730:13
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
TULANE: Dante Butler 6-42, Orleans Darkwa 11-23, Rob Kelley 1-5, Ryan Griffin 3--27
HOU: Ryan Jackson 16-129, Kenneth Farrow 9-81, Braxton Welford 4-19, Team 2--3, Crawford Jones 8--5
PASSING
TULANE: Ryan Griffin 36-66-346-4
HOU: Crawford Jones 25-46-368-3, David Piland 1-1-2-0
RECEIVING
TULANE: Ryan Grant 13-108, Xavier Rush 6-81, Orleans Darkwa 6-35, Dante Butler 5-11, Marc Edwards 4-28, Wilson Van Hooser 1-57, Brent Comardelle 1-26
HOU: Ronnie Williams 10-73, DeWayne Peace 7-101, Deontay Greenberry 3-97, Ryan Jackson 3-45, Xavier Maxwell 2-54, Kenneth Farrow 1-0
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Tulane1st American Athletic 0-00-0
Houston1st American Athletic 0-00-0