Scores

Final

Texas State 30

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Houston 13

(0-1, 0-1 home)

8:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TXST 14 13 0 330
HOU 10 0 3 013

Top Performers

Passing: S. Rutherford (TXST) - 196 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: M. Curry (TXST) - 14 CAR, 131 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. McDuffey (HOU) - 2 REC, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Texas St. 30, Houston 13

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Marcus Curry rushed for 131 yards and two touchdowns to lead Texas State to a 30-13 win over the Houston Cougars Saturday night.

Curry caught two passes for 23 yards and a touchdown. Shawn Rutherford was 18 of 24 for 189 yards and a touchdown to lead Texas State, which is in its first year of FBS play and will play in the WAC this season.

Houston's David Piland was 17 of 44 for 211 yards and a touchdown in his first start since going 2-6 as a starter in 2010 when he started in place of an injured Case Keenum.

Charles Sims rushed for 77 yards on 13 carries for Houston, which was playing its first regular season game under Tony Levine after Kevin Sumlin left for Texas A&M. Levine coached the Cougars to a win in the TicketCity Bowl over Penn State last year.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXST
HOU
1st Downs2315
Total Yards444326
Passing196211
Rushing248115
Penalties4-203-25
3rd Down Conversions6-161-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-3
Turnovers12
Possession43:0916:51

Passing Leaders

Texas StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Rutherford19/251967.810
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piland17/442114.811

Rushing Leaders

Texas StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Curry141319.4273
Gay66410.7028
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims13775.9031
Jackson3227.3010

Receiving Leaders

Texas StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Battle57515.0020
Smith33511.7022
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDuffey27336.5164
Spencer6498.2016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTXSTHOU
TD10:11Marcus Curry 21 Yd Pass From Shaun Rutherford (Will Johnson Kick) 70
FG07:58Matt Hogan 50 Yd 73
TD07:40Marcus Curry 73 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 143
TD03:09Larry McDuffey 64 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 1410
SECOND QUARTERTXSTHOU
TD12:45Marcus Curry 2 Yd Run (Will Johnson Kick) 2110
FG05:39Will Johnson 32 Yd 2410
FG00:00Will Johnson 45 Yd 2710
THIRD QUARTERTXSTHOU
FG06:21Matt Hogan 37 Yd 2713
FOURTH QUARTERTXSTHOU
FG06:32Will Johnson 34 Yd 3013