Scores

Final

Houston 49

(6-1, 3-0 American)

Rutgers 14

(4-3, 1-2 Big Ten)

12:00 PM ET, October 26, 2013

High Point Solutions Stadium, Piscataway, NJ

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 7 21 14 749
RUTG 7 7 0 014

Top Performers

Passing: J. O'Korn (HOU) - 364 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: J. Goodwin (RUTG) - 31 CAR, 161 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Greenberry (HOU) - 8 REC, 168 YDS, 3 TD

O'Korn throws 5 TDs, Houston routs Rutgers 49-14

Associated Press

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Freshman John O'Korn threw for career bests of 364 yards and five touchdowns and Houston forced a season-high six turnovers in routing error-prone Rutgers 49-14 on Saturday.

Sophomore receiver Deontay Greenberry also had a career day for Houston (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference), catching eight passes for 168 yards and three touchdowns, with the yardage and TDs being personal bests.

O'Korn came into the game leading all true freshmen with 14 touchdown passes and he added to the total, hitting 24 of 30 attempts to help Houston rebound from its first loss of the season. His scoring passes covered 10, 83 and 5 yards to Greenberry, 26 to DeMarcus Ayers and 2 yards to Aaron Johnson.

Justin Goodwin ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns for Rutgers (4-3, 1-2), which suffered its worst loss since a 56-5 setback to Louisville in 2005.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
RUTG
1st Downs2622
Total Yards611420
Passing400216
Rushing211204
Penalties11-1004-38
3rd Down Conversions7-128-15
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers06
Possession28:3431:26

Passing Leaders

HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
O'Korn24/3036412.150
RutgersC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Nova7/151389.203

Rushing Leaders

HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ward Jr.11918.3125
Farrow67412.3140
RutgersCARYDSAVGTDLG
Goodwin311615.2220
Burton5244.8014

Receiving Leaders

HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Greenberry816821.0383
Spencer611719.5033
RutgersRECYDSAVGTDLG
Agudosi25929.5037
Tsimis23216.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOURUTG
TD03:22Justin Goodwin 5 Yd Run (Kyle Federico Kick) 07
TD00:46Deontay Greenberry 10 Yd Pass From John O'Korn (Richie Leone Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERHOURUTG
TD11:59Kenneth Farrow 40 Yd Run (Richie Leone Kick) 147
TD07:03Justin Goodwin 14 Yd Run (Kyle Federico Kick) 1414
TD06:46Deontay Greenberry 83 Yd Pass From John O'Korn (Richie Leone Kick) 2114
TD05:54Demarcus Ayers 26 Yd Pass From John O'Korn (Richie Leone Kick) 2814
THIRD QUARTERHOURUTG
TD07:27Aaron Johnson 2 Yd Pass From John O'Korn (Richie Leone Kick) 3514
TD03:34Greg Ward Jr. 2 Yd Run (Richie Leone Kick) 4214
FOURTH QUARTERHOURUTG
TD14:23Deontay Greenberry 5 Yd Pass From John O'Korn (Richie Leone Kick) 4914