Wins and losses

A recap of Saturday's college football action: UH, Texas, Tech emerge with big wins

Tom Herman and the Longhorns got by Kansas State in double OT. Tim Warner/Getty Images

Here is a look back at schools of interest in the Houston area and how they fared in college football:

Houston 35, SMU 22

The Cougars pulled off a big win over a nice SMU team. Duke Catalon had a big day, rushing for 177 yards, and the Houston defense kept the Ponies under wraps. Houston forced two interceptions and collected two sacks. SMU'S Courtland Sullivan and Trey Quinn had big days against the UH secondary (11 catches for 160 yards for Sullivan, 17 for 156 for Quinn) but it was not enough. Kyle Postma was good enough and the Cougars moved on with a nice win.

Texas 40, Kansas State 34, OT 

The Longhorns went to OT for the second time this year, and this time they came out on top, beating Kansas State 40-34. Sam Ehlinger had a big day, throwing for 380 yards and rushing for 107 yards. Chris Warren 2-yard run in the second overtime was the game-winner. The Longhorns are 3-2, 2-0 in the Big 12.

Alabama 27, Texas A&M 19

The Aggies actually hung in there with the best team in the country, but Kellen Mond simply did not have enough to beat the Tide. He was 19 of 27 for 237 yards with a touchdown and an interception but was ineffective in the running game. The Aggie defense did an oustanding job containing Jalen Hurts, but Alabama ran for 232 yards and escaped College Station with a win.

TCU 31, West Virginia 24

The Horned Frogs contine to impress, knocking off West Virginia. Kenny Hill scored in three different ways, and the Frogs escaped with a 5-0 mark, leading the Big 12. With OU's losss, the Frogs have to be considered the favorites in the conference.

Texas Tech 65, Kansas 19

The Red Raiders took care of their "free win" week, mashing Kansas. Things get much tougher next week when they play at West Virginia. 

Army 49, Rice 12

Rice's season continues to spiral out of control, as they turned the ball over six times in a loss to Army. The Owls fell to 1-5.

Southern Miss 31, UTSA 29

The Road Runners' promising season was derailed in a 31-29 loss to Southern Miss. UTSA failed on a two-point conversion with 48 seconds left. UTSA is now 3-1.

 

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