Scores

Final

Houston 45

(4-3, 3-1 American)

SMU 20

(4-4, 3-1 American)

3:30 PM ET, October 23, 2010

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 7 17 7 1445
SMU 7 3 7 320

Top Performers

Passing: K. Padron (EWU) - 318 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: M. Hayes (HOU) - 22 CAR, 86 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Robinson (SMU) - 5 REC, 101 YDS, 1 TD

Michael Hayes, Bryce Beall rush for 2 TDs each as Houston crushes SMU

Associated Press

DALLAS -- Michael Hayes and Bryce Beall rushed for two touchdowns each as Houston defeated SMU 45-20 on Saturday night.

Hayes ran for 86 yards and Beall added 85 for the Cougars (4-3, 3-1 Conference USA), who have won two of four games since star quarterback Case Keenum was lost for the season with a knee injury. David Piland, a true freshman making his third start, completed 19 of 32 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown.

Zach Line rushed for 106 yards and Kyle Padron threw for 318 yards and two touchdowns for SMU (4-4, 3-1).

Receiver Tyron Carrier had a big special-teams TD for Houston. After the Mustangs got within 24-17 on Padron's 29-yard scoring pass to Cole Beasley in the third quarter, Carrier returned the ensuing kickoff 91 yards to re-establish a 14-point lead and squash SMU's momentum.

Carrier caught three passes for 42 yards to give him 34 straight games with at least one reception, which is tied for the fourth-longest streak in the nation.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
SMU
1st Downs2522
Total Yards397445
Passing233318
Rushing164127
Penalties6-516-65
3rd Down Conversions11-177-15
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers13
Possession28:0032:00

Passing Leaders

HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piland19/322337.310
Southern MethodistC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Padron26/463186.922

Rushing Leaders

HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hayes22863.9214
Beall17855.0213
Southern MethodistCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line191065.6022
Padron9212.3011

Receiving Leaders

HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards68814.7130
Cleveland34414.7026
Southern MethodistRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson510120.2131
Beasley78011.4129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOUSMU
TD06:42Bryce Beall 1 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 70
TD03:16Aldrick Robinson 31 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Matt Szymanski Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERHOUSMU
TD11:15Patrick Edwards 30 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 147
FG08:46Matt Hogan 23 Yd 177
FG04:44Matt Szymanski 31 Yd 1710
TD01:46Michael Hayes 2 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 2410
THIRD QUARTERHOUSMU
TD05:11Cole Beasley 29 Yd Pass From Kyle Padron (Matt Szymanski Kick) 2417
TD04:58Tyron Carrier 91 Yd Kickoff Return (Matt Hogan Kick) 3117
FOURTH QUARTERHOUSMU
FG12:38Matt Szymanski 42 Yd 3120
TD07:56Bryce Beall 2 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 3820
TD02:42Michael Hayes 5 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 4520