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Houston 5 field goals defeats Temple 22-13

By Joseph Santoliquito
Associated Press


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.

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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
First Downs3219
Third Down Efficiency7-178-18
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-2
Plays-Net Yards96-52478-300
Passing Yds305200
Kick Return Yds5451
Punt Return Yds62
Time of Poss.30:2329:37
Individual Stats
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
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
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
Houston1st American Athletic West7-111-1
Temple1st American Athletic East7-110-2

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