Grambling St 22

(0-3, 0-2 away)

Houston 42

(3-0, 2-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 16, 2006

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
GRAM 7 0 3 1222
HOU 7 28 7 042

Top Performers

Passing: K. Kolb (HOU) - 297 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Battle (WEST) - 8 CAR, 40 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Edwards (GRAM) - 6 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Houston 42, Grambling State 22

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 drive.

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.