Scores

Final

North Texas 21

(2-4, 1-3 away)

Houston 44

(2-3, 1-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, October 6, 2012

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UNT 0 14 7 021
HOU 17 14 10 344

Top Performers

Passing: D. Piland (HOU) - 321 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: C. Sims (NOR) - 21 CAR, 210 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Peace (HOU) - 9 REC, 83 YDS, 1 TD

Houston 44, North Texas 21

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Charles Sims set a career high with 210 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns, leading Houston to a 44-21 victory over North Texas on Saturday night.

Sims opened the scoring with a 5-yard run to cap the first drive of the game, then took a screen pass from David Piland 27 yards for another touchdown just before halftime. That put the Cougars (2-3) ahead 31-14.

Sims' previous career high was 207 yards rushing in last season's 73-17 victory over Tulane.

Piland, who was 31 of 41 for 321 yards, also connected with Dewayne Peace on a 16-yard score and added a rushing touchdown, as did Kenneth Farrow. Matt Hogan made all three of his field-goal attempts, including a 50-yarder, as Houston improved to 7-7 against the Mean Green (2-4).

Brandin Byrd led North Texas with 96 yards rushing, and Jeremy Brown, Antoinne Jimmerson and quarterback Derek Thompson ran for scores.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UNT
HOU
1st Downs2535
Total Yards483623
Passing252321
Rushing231302
Penalties7-874-30
3rd Down Conversions5-144-10
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers20
Possession34:2825:32

Passing Leaders

North TexasC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Thompson20/382526.602
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Piland31/413217.820

Rushing Leaders

North TexasCARYDSAVGTDLG
Byrd19965.1018
Brown78011.4148
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Sims2121010.0153
Farrow88510.6148

Receiving Leaders

North TexasRECYDSAVGTDLG
Delgado48521.3041
Chancellor44411.0021
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Peace9839.2116
Greenberry67111.8019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUNTHOU
TD13:45Charles Sims 5 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 07
TD07:48Dewayne Peace 16 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 014
FG01:13Matt Hogan 21 Yd 017
SECOND QUARTERUNTHOU
TD06:44Antoinne Jimmerson 1 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 717
TD05:20Kenneth Farrow 48 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 724
TD03:23Jeremy Brown 48 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 1424
TD01:21Charles Sims 27 Yd Pass From David Piland (Matt Hogan Kick) 1431
THIRD QUARTERUNTHOU
TD11:56Derek Thompson 7 Yd Run (Zach Olen Kick) 2131
FG09:32Matt Hogan 50 Yd 2134
TD05:14David Piland 5 Yd Run (Matt Hogan Kick) 2141
FOURTH QUARTERUNTHOU
FG13:09Matt Hogan 23 Yd 2144