Scores

Final

Northwestern St 7

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Houston 55

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 5, 2009

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 0 7 0 07
HOU 28 13 7 755

Top Performers

Passing: C. Keenum (HOU) - 359 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: B. Beall (HOU) - 9 CAR, 58 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: C. Sims (WVU) - 6 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Houston 55, Northwestern St. 7

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Case Keenum completed 23 of his 30 passes for 359 yards as Houston defeated Northwestern State 55-7 Saturday.

Keenum threw touchdowns to four different receivers and ran for another score as the Cougars (1-0) won the first meeting between the teams and improved to 32-30-2 in home openers.

Freshman Charles Sims caught six passes for a game-high 128 yards and scored his first career touchdown. Bryce Beall carried the ball nine times for a team-high 58 yards as the Cougars spoiled Bradley Dale Peveto's first game at the helm of the Demons.

The Cougars scored touchdowns on their first four possessions and led 28-0 with 2:30 left in the first quarter.

John Hundley completed 22 of 35 passes for 106 yards and a touchdown for Northwestern State.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
HOU
1st Downs1930
Total Yards263538
Passing106447
Rushing15791
Penalties8-671-6
3rd Down Conversions6-176-10
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers31
Possession36:2823:32

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hundley22/351063.010
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keenum23/3035912.040

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Griffin10636.3020
Harris9546.0010
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Beall9586.4117
Wilson8354.409

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Duffy5397.8016
Edwards2147.008
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims612821.3135
Edwards45213.0020

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTHOU
TD11:34Charles Sims 23 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Jordan Mannisto Kick) 07
TD08:39Bryce Beall 17 Yd Run (Jordan Mannisto Kick) 014
TD07:10L.J. Castile 22 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Jordan Mannisto Kick) 021
TD02:30Charles Sims 1 Yd Run (Jordan Mannisto Kick) 028
SECOND QUARTERNWSTHOU
TD11:30Bryce Beall 15 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Jordan Mannisto Kick) 035
TD02:49Justin Aldredge 1 Yd Pass From John Hundley (John Shaughnessy Kick) 735
TD01:19Case Keenum 7 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 741
THIRD QUARTERNWSTHOU
TD12:07Chaz Rodriguez 8 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Jordan Mannisto Kick) 748
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTHOU
TD05:26Ronnie Williams 7 Yd Pass From Cotton Turner (Matt Hogan Kick) 755