Southern at Houston

Jackson leads Houston to 62-13 win over Southern


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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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
First Downs1735
Third Down Efficiency5-134-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-11-1
Plays-Net Yards66-37288-627
Passing Yds268255
Kick Return Yds11670
Punt Return Yds-92
Time of Poss.30:2029:40
Individual Stats
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
SO: Dray Joseph 27-36-268-1
HOU: David Piland 15-23-148-0, John O'Korn 11-15-107-0
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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