Scores

Final

Texas Southern 6

(0-11, 0-9 SWAC)

Houston 59

(8-4, 6-2 American)

3:30 PM ET, November 24, 2007

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TXSO 0 0 0 66
HOU 20 27 6 659

Top Performers

Passing: C. Keenum (HOU) - 121 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Alridge (HOU) - 11 CAR, 157 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Avery (HOU) - 6 REC, 143 YDS, 1 TD

Houston 59, Texas Southern 6

Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- Anthony Alridge and Terrance Ganaway ran for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns each to lead Houston past Texas Southern 59-6 Saturday.

The Cougars (8-4) closed the regular season with a nonconference win but lost out on a chance for the Conference USA West Division title when Tulsa beat Rice 48-43 Saturday in Houston. Texas Southern (0-11) completed a winless season.

Alridge had 157 yards to put him over 1,500 for the season. Ganaway had 122 yards.

Houston's Case Keenum was 8-of-9 passing for 121 yards and a touchdown and had a 1-yard scoring run before he was replaced by Blake Joseph, who completed 11 of 14 for 169 yards.

Alridge's 35-yard scoring run midway through the second quarter put Houston ahead 47-0. Ganaway's 6-yard run in the third quarter made it 53-0, and Mamoon Barbandi returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown and a 59-0 lead early in the fourth.

Texas Southern avoided a shutout on Cornelius Harmon's 49-yard scoring pass to William Osborne.

Donnie Avery had six catches for 143 yards and a touchdown for Houston.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
HOU
1st Downs928
Total Yards179664
Passing131287
Rushing48377
Penalties5-4811-99
3rd Down Conversions2-144-10
4th Down Conversions2-51-4
Turnovers31
Possession28:4031:20

Passing Leaders

Texas SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harmon6/16724.511
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Joseph11/1416912.100

Rushing Leaders

Texas SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell6274.5011
Jackson16251.605
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alridge1115714.3252
Ganaway1012212.2260

Receiving Leaders

Texas SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Osborne25929.5149
Davis22613.0023
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Avery614323.8155
Harvey34916.3031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSOHOU
TD13:30Anthony Alridge 52 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 07
TD09:47Donnie Avery 24 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 014
TD04:44Case Keenum 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 020
SECOND QUARTERTXSOHOU
TD14:31Blake Joseph 4 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 026
TD10:08Andre Kohn 4 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 033
TD08:10Terrance Ganaway 1 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 040
TD07:49Anthony Alridge 35 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 047
THIRD QUARTERTXSOHOU
TD09:29Terrance Ganaway 6 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 053
FOURTH QUARTERTXSOHOU
TD14:00Mamoon Barbandi 41 Yd Interception Return (Pat Failed) 059
TD09:58William Osborne 49 Yd Pass From Cornelius Harmon (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 659