HOUSTON (AP) -- Kevin Kolb became the first 10,000-yard passer in
school history for Houston as the Cougars beat Grambling State
42-22 on Saturday night.
Kolb, who did not play for most of the fourth quarter, completed
27 of 31 passes for 297 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Jackie Battle also scored three touchdowns for the Cougars, off
to their first 3-0 start since 1990 when the team won its first
eight games. Battle scored each of his touchdowns in the first half
as the Cougars scored 35 unanswered points after the Tigers scored
on their opening possession.
Vincent Marshall caught five passes for 80 yards and Donnie
Avery added 60 receiving yards as the Cougars won the first-ever
meeting between the two teams.
Grambling (0-3) took a 7-0 lead with a 12-play drive. Larry
Kerlegan found Clyde Edwards for a 34-yard touchdown pass after
Kerlegan scrambled for 41 yards on five carries earlier in the
The Cougars scored on their first possession, tying the game
when Battle scored from 8 yards out.
Kerlegan completed 18 of 23 passes for 248 yards and two
touchdowns and added 88 yards on the ground.
Clyde Edwards caught six passes for 87 yards for the Tigers.
Grambling, which lost each of its first two games by a combined
four points, scored the final 15 points of the game.