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Cougars enjoy second fourth quarter win against Tigers since 2015
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – University of Houston senior quarterback clayton melody he threw a pair of touchdown passes in the final two minutes as Houston scored 26 points in the fourth quarter to stun Memphis 33-32 on Friday night inside Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium.
Tune threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to the senior wide receiver Ke Sean Carter that capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive to bring Houston within 32-26 with 1:17 left. Houston took possession after the ensuing onside kick at senior tight end Christian Trahan Recovery. Tune and Carter connected again six plays later for the game-winning goal on a 2-yard touchdown with 18 seconds left.
It tied for the fifth-greatest comeback in school history. It was also the second 19+ point fourth-quarter win against the Tigers in school history (The Cougars trailed 34-14 with 14:52 remaining in the fourth quarter on Nov. 14, 2015, before taking a win 35-34).
Houston (3-3 • 1-1 American) has won two straight against Memphis (4-2 • 2-1 American) since ending a five-game losing streak against the Tigers in a 31-game home win. 13 last season.
Tune finished 36 of 57 passes for 366 yards with three touchdowns. Redshirt Freshman Wide Receiver samuel brown had nine receptions for 116 yards, and junior wide receiver Nathaniel Dell he made 10 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown. Carter finished with four receptions for 36 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Memphis looked headed for an easy win when Seth Henigan threw a lateral to Gabriel Rogers near the sideline. Rogers then fended off three defenders and ran to the logo and threw a pass to Asa Martin in the end zone for a 41-yard touchdown stretch that stretched Memphis’ lead to 26-7 with 14:50 remaining.
Senior defensive back Jayce Rogers returned a 100-yard kickoff for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter for Houston, but Chris Howard converted his fourth field goal, from 39 yards, to give the Tigers a 32-19 lead with 4:04 left. .
Henigan completed 21 of 32 passes for 241 yards for Memphis.
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After their bye weekend, the Cougars return to action when they take on American Athletic Conference rival Navy at 11 am (CST) on October 22 in Annapolis, Maryland.
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The Cougars return to TDECU Stadium to host American rival South Florida during their annual Homecoming game on October 29.
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