Scores

Final

Houston 27

(1-6, 1-3 American)

TCU 34

(4-3, 2-2 Big 12)

7:00 PM ET, October 23, 2004

Amon Carter Stadium, FORT WORTH, TX

1 2 3 4 T
HOU 0 6 3 1827
TCU 3 7 14 1034

Top Performers

Passing: K. Kolb (HOU) - 256 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Merrill (TCU) - 30 CAR, 137 YDS

Receiving: V. Marshall (HOU) - 9 REC, 123 YDS, 1 TD

TCU 34, Houston 27

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Tye Gunn came off the bench to run for two touchdowns and throw for two more Saturday to lead TCU to a 34-27 victory over Houston.

Gunn took over for quarterback Brandon Hassell, who left the game after taking a hard hit on an option keeper in the first quarter. Gunn rushed for 41 yards on seven carries, scoring on two 1-yard keepers, and completed 16-of-24 for 234 yards.

TCU (4-3, 2-2 Conference USA) led 10-6 at the half before Gunn scored on a 1-yard TD run and touchdown passes of 62 yards to Cory Rodgers and 37 yards to Quentily Harmon.

Houston (1-6, 1-3) was led by quarterback Kevin Kolb who completed 25-of-44 passes for 256 yards and touchdowns of 4, 12 and 5 yards. All of his scoring passes came in the fourth quarter.

Houston's Vincent Marshall caught nine passes for 123 yards.

Robert Merrill, playing in place of injured running back Lonta Hobbs, rushed 30 times for 137 yards for TCU.

Despite the loss of Hobbs, the Horned Frogs rushed for a season-best 229 yards.

The loss was the seventh straight for Houston in the series with TCU.

The Horned Frogs had allowed 40 or more points in four of their first six games this season.

TCU led 24-9 after three quarters and extended it to 34-15 on Gunn's scoring pass to Harmon with 5:52 left.

Houston, which has lost four straight games, tried to rally late but ran out of time. Kolb threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery and he followed with a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marshall. But there was just two seconds left by the time the Cougars cut the lead to seven.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
HOU
TCU
1st Downs2127
Total Yards377513
Passing256284
Rushing121229
Penalties3-259-106
3rd Down Conversions7-177-15
4th Down Conversions2-31-1
Turnovers11
Possession26:2333:37

Passing Leaders

HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Kolb25/442565.830-
TCUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Hassell4/6508.300-
Gunn16/242349.821-

Rushing Leaders

HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans10595.9024
Kolb13534.1043
TCUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Merrill301374.6015
Gunn7415.9213

Receiving Leaders

HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Marshall912313.7146
McDaniel67312.2041
TCURECYDSAVGTDLG
Rodgers710014.3162
Harmon56713.4137

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERHOUTCU
FG3:41PETER LOCOCO 27 YD FG
Drive info: 12 plays, 88 yards.
03
SECOND QUARTERHOUTCU
TD11:01TYE GUNN 1 YD RUN (PETER LOCOCO KICK)
Drive info: 10 plays, 74 yards.
010
FG6:31DUSTIN BELL 19 YD FG
Drive info: 10 plays, 70 yards.
310
FG0:00DUSTIN BELL 21 YD FG
Drive info: 5 plays, 53 yards.
610
THIRD QUARTERHOUTCU
TD8:42TYE GUNN 1 YD RUN (PETER LOCOCO KICK)
Drive info: 15 plays, 80 yards.
617
TD4:51CORY RODGERS 62 YD PASS FROM TYE GUNN (PETER LOCOCO KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 74 yards.
624
FG2:30DUSTIN BELL 29 YD FG
Drive info: 9 plays, 58 yards.
924
FOURTH QUARTERHOUTCU
FG10:06PETER LOCOCO 27 YD FG
Drive info: 17 plays, 62 yards.
927
TD9:04RYAN GILBERT 4 YD PASS FROM KEVIN KOLB (FAILED 2PT PASS)
Drive info: 4 plays, 49 yards.
1527
TD5:52QUENTILY HARMON 37 YD PASS FROM TYE GUNN (PETER LOCOCO KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.
1534
TD3:16DONNIE AVERY 12 YD PASS FROM KEVIN KOLB (FAILED 2PT PASS)
Drive info: 8 plays, 41 yards.
2134
TD0:02VINCENT MARSHALL 5 YD PASS FROM KEVIN KOLB (MISSED KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yards.
2734