Southern at Houston

Jackson leads Houston to 62-13 win over Southern


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HOUSTON (AP) Ryan Jackson rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston to a 62-13 win over Southern in the season opener for both teams Friday night.

David Piland was 15 of 23 for 148 yards and a touchdown and John O'Korn threw for 107 yards and three touchdowns in a backup role. Kenneth Farrow added 97 yards on the ground for the Cougars, which piled up 627 yards of offense - 372 on the ground - in their first game in the American Athletic Conference.

Daniel Spencer caught nine passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a third score for Houston, which was penalized 14 times for 126 yards.

Southern's Dray Joseph finished 27 of 36 for 268 yards and two touchdowns. Samuel Altman caught four passes for 74 yards and a score and Willie Quinn had six catches for 77 yards and a touchdown.

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Scoreboard
Southern  (0-1)067013
Houston  (1-0) «1017142162
Scoring Summary
HOURyan Jackson 8 yd run (Richie Leone kick)
HOURichie Leone 30 yd FG
HOURichie Leone 38 yd FG
SOSamuel Altman 19 yd pass from Dray Joseph (blocked XP)
HOURyan Jackson 15 yd run (Richie Leone kick)
HOUDeontay Greenberry 10 yd pass from David Piland (Richie Leone kick)
HOUDaniel Spencer 45 yd run (Richie Leone kick)
SOWillie Quinn 38 yd pass from Dray Joseph (Greg Pittman kick)
HOUDaniel Spencer 9 yd pass from John O'Korn (Richie Leone kick)
HOUDaniel Spencer 11 yd pass from John O'Korn (Richie Leone kick)
HOUJustin Hicks 1 yd run (Kyle Bullard kick)
HOUJohn Leday 9 yd pass from John O'Korn (Kyle Bullard kick)
 
Team Stats
 SOHOU
First Downs1735
Third Down Efficiency5-134-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards66-37288-627
Rushes-Yds30-10450-372
Passing Yds268255
Kick Return Yds11670
Punt Return Yds-92
Passes27-36-126-38-0
Punts7-2494-188
Fumbles-Lost4-30-0
Penalties-Yds10-9114-126
Time of Poss.30:2029:40
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
SO: Darrius Coleman 22-91, Dray Joseph 3-6, Kylum Favorite 4-5, Lee Mitchell 1-2
HOU: Ryan Jackson 10-120, Kenneth Farrow 20-97, Justin Hicks 10-59, Daniel Spencer 1-45, Randall Hollimon 4-24, David Piland 3-23, John O'Korn 2-4
PASSING
SO: Dray Joseph 27-36-268-1
HOU: David Piland 15-23-148-0, John O'Korn 11-15-107-0
RECEIVING
SO: Willie Quinn 6-77, Lee Doss 5-53, Samuel Altman 4-74, Darrius Coleman 4-26, Bradley Coleman 4-20, Rashaun Allen 3-14, Kylum Favorite 1-4
HOU: Daniel Spencer 9-102, Deontay Greenberry 6-70, Xavier Maxwell 3-24, Kenneth Farrow 2-19, Andrew Rodriguez 2-18, Larry McDuffey 2-6, John Leday 1-9, Ryan Jackson 1-7
 

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