Tune has TDs pass, rush, No. 17 Houston beats Memphis
Houston – Clayton Tyon threw for 264 yards and fell and ran for another score as 17th-placed Houston expanded their winning streak to 10 games with a 31-13 victory over Memphis on Friday night.
Tune threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nathaniel Dale in the second quarter but was picked up twice, the first cutting a streak of 192 attempts without interception. QB also rushed for 59 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown as the Cougars (10-1, 8-0 American Athletic Conference) built a 21-3 lead in the first half.
Ta’Zhawn Henry rushed for 73 yards and landed and Alton McCaskill rushed for 58 yards and landed. Dell caught seven passes for 100 yards and Jeremy Singleton finished five passes for 80 yards.
Houston gained 461 yards and was 8 of 15 in her third touchdown.
Seth Henigan threw for 208 yards and touched down to Memphis (5-6, 2-5). Calvin Austin III had five catches for 103 yards. The Tigers gained 322 yards.
Asa Martin earned a 5-yard touchdown pass from Henigan, and David Kemp created a 22-yard field goal to cut the lead to eight early in the fourth quarter.
After two consecutive drives of three and a run out of Memphis, Dalton Witherspoon called a field goal from 34 yards with 3:24 left to put Houston ahead by 11.
Memphis: The Tigers closed in eight years and had momentum, but couldn’t finish, gaining 23 yards in the fourth quarter. Memphis finished 2-for-14 in 3 touchdowns and 2-for-4 in fourth touchdown.
Houston: Marcus Jones has two interceptions, his fourth game in a row with at least one pick. The Cougars were called up for 11 penalties totaling 122 yards, including a penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct on coach Dana Holgorsen.
Houston junior Donavan Moten walked off the field on a stretcher after saving Martin 12 minutes before the end of the first quarter. After the intervention, Mutin’s teammates immediately surrounded him while the coaches and personnel rushed to the field. The entire Houston team came out near the hashtags on the far side and saw Motin pinned to a backboard, loaded onto a stretcher and blasted off the field.
The school announced that Motin had been taken to hospital as a precaution and was alert and speaking.
Moutin entered the match and tied the team captain with three forced grabs. He has five loss processors, including two bags.
The repercussions of the opinion poll
Cougars should at least maintain their position in the survey.
Memphis: Hosts Tulane on November 27.
Houston: At UConn on November 27 to finish the regular season.
More AP college football: https://apnews.com/hub/college-football and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25 Subscribe to the Associated Press’s college football newsletter: https://apnews.com/cfbtop25
Copyright 2021 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.