Houston at Temple

Houston 5 field goals defeats Temple 22-13

By Joseph Santoliquito
Associated Press
  •  

PHILADELPHIA (AP)

Houston's Richie Leone booted five field goals and Ryan Jackson's 8-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown spelled the difference in the Cougars' 22-13 victory over Temple in the American Athletic Conference football debut for both teams on Saturday.

Houston (2-0 overall, 1-0 AAC) had its troubles in the red zone, going 1-for-8 without scoring a touchdown, but the Cougar defense staved off a Temple (0-2, 0-1) drive when Adrian McDonald intercepted a pass in the closing minutes to preserve the victory.

Temple had its red-zone problems, too. Paul Layton missed a 25-yard field goal attempt wide left in the final minute of the third quarter that could have put Temple ahead 16-15.

Houston was called for four personal fouls, with one Cougar ejected.

Jackson finished with a game-high 109 yards on 22 carries, and Cougars' true freshman quarterback John O'Korn completed 22 of 31 passes for 228 yards.

Copyright 2014 by STATS LLC. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC is strictly prohibited.
 
 
CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre

Latest Video

April 3, 2014
John Breech on Clowney's pro day (1:12)
1 March 27, 2014
Verne Lundquist joins Boomer and Carton
(6:39)
2 January 29, 2014
Kain Colter on forming union
(1:33)
 
Scoreboard
Houston  (2-0) «366722
Temple  (0-2)670013
Scoring Summary
HOURichie Leone 40 yd FG
TEMPLEKenneth Harper 1 yd run (missed kick)
HOURichie Leone 19 yd FG
HOURichie Leone 19 yd FG
TEMPLEKenneth Harper 3 yd run (Paul Layton kick)
HOURichie Leone 24 yd FG
HOURichie Leone 22 yd FG
HOURyan Jackson 10 yd run (Richie Leone kick)
 
Team Stats
 HOUTEMPLE
First Downs3219
Third Down Efficiency7-178-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-2
Plays-Net Yards96-52478-300
Rushes-Yds48-21939-100
Passing Yds305200
Kick Return Yds5451
Punt Return Yds62
Passes29-48-020-39-2
Punts2-806-243
Fumbles-Lost2-22-1
Penalties-Yds8-779-58
Time of Poss.30:2329:37
 
Individual Stats
RUSHING
HOU: Ryan Jackson 22-109, Kenneth Farrow 9-78, John O'Korn 9-20, Justin Hicks 5-8, David Piland 2-8, Team 1--4
TEMPLE: Zaire Williams 11-57, Kenneth Harper 14-51, Chris Coyer 1-4, Jamie Gilmore 1-2, Connor Reilly 11--7, John Christopher 1--7
PASSING
HOU: John O'Korn 23-31-233-0, David Piland 6-17-72-0
TEMPLE: Connor Reilly 20-38-200-2, Clinton Granger 0-1-0-0
RECEIVING
HOU: Deontay Greenberry 14-165, Xavier Maxwell 8-75, Daniel Spencer 3-40, Larry McDuffey 2-11, Justin Hicks 1-8, Ryan Jackson 1-6
TEMPLE: Ryan Alderman 5-65, Kenneth Harper 5-44, Jalen Fitzpatrick 4-38, Romond Deloatch 2-15, Nate Hairston 1-16, Zaire Williams 1-13, Chris Coyer 1-5, John Christopher 1-4
 
Standings
TeamStandingsConferenceOverall
Houston4th American Athletic 5-38-4
Temple9th American Athletic 1-72-10

CBSSports.com Shop

 
Top 25 Games
EKY 7 Final
LVILLE 44
FLA 16 Final
MIAMI 21
SELA 17 Final
TCU 38
OKLAST 56 Final
TEXASSA 35
TNTECH 0 Final
WISC 48
SCST 13 Final
CLEM 52
SDGST 7 Final
OHIOST 42
OREG 59 Final
UVA 10
BUFF 13 Final
BAYLOR 70
SC 30 Final
UGA 41
USM 13 Final
NEB 56
CUSE 27 Final
NWEST 48
WVU 7 Final
OKLA 16
SAMST 28 Final
TXAM 65
UAB 17 Final
LSU 56
ND 30 Final
MICH 41
TEXAS 21 Final
BYU 40
WASHST 10 Final
USC 7
SJST 13 Final
STNFRD 34