HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb became the
all-time leading passer in school history, throwing for 350 yards
and three touchdowns in a 45-7 victory over Tulane on Saturday
Kolb finished the game with 9,738 career passing yards, breaking
David Klingler's mark of 9,430 yards set from 1988-91. Kolb also
moved past 10,000 yards of total offense for his career.
Anthony Aldridge had five carries for 155 yards and two
touchdowns for Houston (2-0, 2-0 Conference USA), including an
87-yard run in the fourth quarter that was the third-longest in
The game was the 12 straight on the road for Tulane (0-1, 0-1),
which has not played at home since being displaced by Hurricane
Katrina last year.
Green Wave quarterback Lester Ricard threw for a 49-yard
touchdown to Matt Forte in the second quarter for Tulane's only
score. Ricard completed 14 of 25 passes for 156 yards.
Houston had 621 yards in total offense, the first time the
Cougars have had more than 600 yards since totaling 647 in a win
over Army in 2004.
Kolb, who had his 12th career 300-yard game and played just
three quarters, completed 24 of 41 passes and threw one
interception. His touchdown pass to Vincent Marshall was a
school-record 20th time the duo has connected for a score.
Kolb completed 18 of 30 passes for two touchdowns the first
half. The Cougars also got rushing touchdowns from Roshawn Pope and
Aldridge. Ben Bell kicked a 38-yard field goal to give Houston a
31-7 halftime lead.
Donnie Avery caught 7 passes for 96 yards for Houston and
Marshall caught 6 for 119, his 13th career 100-yard game.