Final/OT

Texans 27

(0-3, 0-3 away)

Jaguars 30

(2-2, 1-1 home)

Coverage: CBS

1:00 PM ET, September 28, 2008

EverBank Field, Jacksonville, FL 

1 2 3 4 OT T
HOU 3 7 7 10 027
JAX 7 3 7 10 330

Top Performers

Passing: M. Schaub (HOU) - 307 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Garrard (JAX) - 7 CAR, 41 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: O. Daniels (HOU) - 7 REC, 87 YDS

Garrard keeps Jaguars in it, Scobee kicks winner in OT

Associated Press

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Josh Scobee drilled the ball down the middle, gave his holder a high-five and then jumped into the arms of left tackle Khalif Barnes.

It would have been more appropriate for Barnes to climb on Scobee's back. After all, the placekicker has carried the Jacksonville Jaguars to consecutive wins -- with plenty of help from quarterback David Garrard.

Fast Facts

• The Texans are 0-3 to start the year for the third time in the last four years.

• In an injury-shortened 2007 season that limited him to eight games, Jaguars kicker Josh Scobee attempted just 13 field goals. Through four games this year, he's attempted 11 and made 10.

• Matt Jones caught his first touchdown of the season. This is the earliest in the season that he's caught a touchdown in his four-year career.

-- ESPN research

Scobee, who kicked a 51-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining to beat Indianapolis last week, hit a 37-yarder in overtime to give the Jaguars a 30-27 victory against the winless Houston Texans on Sunday.

"Every kicker lives for this moment," said Scobee, who made two others from 46 and 40 yards. "Either you make a living doing it or you don't. This year, I've gotten two opportunities and made both of them. I've been very fortunate."

Garrard set up both of them.

He put Jacksonville in position for the winner against the Colts and did the same against the Texans. He completed a 24-yard pass to Matt Jones on third down to get to the Houston 41, then found Greg Jones in the flat for 22 more yards.

Scobee lined up two plays later and put it through the uprights.

Houston (0-3), getting its best game of the season from quarterback Matt Schaub, looked like it might get its first win after scoring on its final five possessions. Schaub threw for 307 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Kevin Walter. His last one was an 8-yard strike that put the Texans ahead 24-20 with 7:06 remaining.

But Garrard brought the Jaguars (2-2) right back, mostly with his legs. He scrambled for two first downs, then broke a tackle and scored from 5 yards out with 1:48 to play. He gained 13 yards on third-and-10, then picked up 9 more a few plays later on fourth-and-8.

"Thank God we have a quarterback like David who can do it with his arms and legs," running back Fred Taylor said.

The Texans could have said the same thing about Schaub, who avoided several sacks by running five times for 24 yards.

Schaub drove the Texans 53 yards in the final minute and set up Kris Brown's 47-yard field goal with a second to play that sent the game into overtime.

The Jaguars won the toss, then Garrard and Scobee did the rest.

Garrard was 23-of-32 for 236 yards. He also ran seven times for 41 yards, 31 of them coming on Jacksonville's TD drive in the fourth.

"The big thing is when he did run, he broke some tackles," Texans coach Gary Kubiak said. "He's a presence."

Taylor (25 yards) and Maurice Jones-Drew (32 yards) were pretty much shut down for the third time in four games. But the Jaguars got a boost from fullback Montell Owens, who had a 41-yard TD run on the first carry of his career. It came on a trick play.

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Coach Jack Del Rio looked like he was sending his punt team onto the field on fourth-and-4. But the Jaguars surprised the Texans by lining up and going for it. Owens got the direct snap, cut right, broke two tackles and rambled to the end zone.

"It was a gutsy call on his part, and it worked out," Kubiak said.

It was Jacksonville's longest run of the season and the team's longest TD run by anyone not named Taylor or Jones-Drew since October 2002.

The Texans, who had won three of the previous four meetings between the AFC South rivals, had more yards, more first downs and were better on third down. The difference may have been Jacksonville's two fourth-down conversions -- the runs by Garrard and Owens -- and the coin toss in overtime.

Had the Texans won the toss, they probably would have scored because Jacksonville's defense showed no signs of stopping them.

Schaub directed touchdown drives of 91, 80 and 85 yards, and maybe more importantly, had his first turnover-free game of the season. Schaub threw five interceptions and was sacked eight times in lopsided losses at Pittsburgh and Tennessee.

Many fans were calling for Kubiak to switch to backup Sage Rosenfels, but he stuck with his starter. Schaub nearly made the move pay off.

Still, he left with another loss.

"It stings a lot," Schaub said. "It hurts a lot every time you lose in this business. Knowing we were that close to winning and falling one play short, that hurts. That's the nature of this game."

Game notes


Texans safety C.C. Brown broke his arm and will have surgery Monday. Kubiak wasn't sure how long he will be out. ... The Jaguars, already playing without starting safety Reggie Nelson (knee) and starting linebacker Justin Durant (groin), lost cornerback Rashean Mathis (shin) in the second quarter. He should be OK. He was replaced by Will James, who was beaten on Schaub's first TD pass. ... Houston's Steve Slaton had 116 total yards, 33 rushing and 83 receiving.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
JAX
1st Downs2321
Passing 1st downs
1814
Rushing 1st downs
47
1st downs from penalties
10
3rd down efficiency
9-136-12
4th down efficiency
0-02-2
Total Plays6358
Total Yards386375
Yards per play6.16.5
Total Drives98
Passing307236
Comp-Att
29-4023-32
Yards per pass
7.77.2
Interceptions thrown
00
Sacks-Yards Lost
0-01-0
Rushing79139
Rushing Attempts
2325
Yards per rush
3.45.6
Red Zone (Made-Att)2-32-3
Penalties2-152-27
Turnovers00
Fumbles lost
00
Interceptions thrown
00
Defensive / Special Teams TDs00
Possession32:2031:15

Passing Leaders

HOUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Schaub29/403077.7300-0
JAXC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTSACKS
Garrard23/322367.4101-0

Rushing Leaders

HOUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Slaton10333.3013
Schaub5244.8010
JAXCARYDSAVGTDLG
Garrard7415.9113
Owens14141.0141

Receiving Leaders

HOURECYDSAVGTDLG
Daniels78712.4034
Slaton88310.4130
JAXRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones57114.2124
Williams44611.5019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOUJAX
jaxTD8:47Montell Owens, 41 yd run (Josh Scobee kick is good)
Drive info: 6 plays, 59 yds, 2:27
07
houFG0:11Kris Brown 27 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 12 plays, 51 yds, 5:30
37
SECOND QUARTERHOUJAX
houTD4:53Steve Slaton, 30 yd pass from Matt Schaub (Kris Brown kick is good)
Drive info: 12 plays, 91 yds, 7:10
107
jaxFG0:23Josh Scobee 46 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 47 yds, 4:28
1010
THIRD QUARTERHOUJAX
jaxTD10:58Matt Jones, 16 yd pass from David Garrard (Josh Scobee kick is good)
Drive info: 7 plays, 76 yds, 4:07
1017
houTD5:20Kevin Walter, 5 yd pass from Matt Schaub (Kris Brown kick is good)
Drive info: 11 plays, 80 yds, 5:38
1717
FOURTH QUARTERHOUJAX
jaxFG13:44Josh Scobee 40 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 13 plays, 58 yds, 6:35
1720
houTD7:11Kevin Walter, 8 yd pass from Matt Schaub (Kris Brown kick is good)
Drive info: 11 plays, 85 yds, 6:34
2420
jaxTD1:53David Garrard, 5 yd run (Josh Scobee kick is good)
Drive info: 13 plays, 62 yds, 5:18
2427
houFG0:06Kris Brown 47 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 9 plays, 53 yds, 1:47
2727
OVERTIMEHOUJAX
jaxFG11:30Josh Scobee 37 yd Field Goal
Drive info: 6 plays, 51 yds, 3:35
2730