Scores

Final

Colorado State 27

(0-3, 0-2 away)

Houston 38

(2-1, 1-0 American)

4:30 PM ET, September 22, 2007

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
CSU 14 3 7 327
HOU 3 0 21 1438

Top Performers

Passing: C. Hanie (CSU) - 227 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: C. Keenum (HOU) - 12 CAR, 57 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: L. Roberts (CSU) - 6 REC, 113 YDS, 1 TD

Houston 38, Colorado St. 27

Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- Case Keenum's 8-yard keeper midway through the fourth quarter gave Houston the lead in a 38-27 victory Saturday over Colorado State, the Rams' 10th straight loss.

The Cougars (2-1) won their second in a row after getting blown out by Oregon in the opener. Colorado State (0-3) hasn't won since beating UNLV last October.

Keenum replaced starter Blake Joseph in the second quarter and had a hand in four touchdowns. He was 18-of-22 passing for 197 yards and two TDs and had two rushing scores.

Caleb Hanie completed 16 of 26 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns for Colorado State, but most of that was in the first half when the Rams appeared on their way to ending the losing streak.

Houston trailed 24-10 in the third quarter before tying the game with two quick scores. Keenum hit Perry McDaniel for a 27-yard touchdown, and Kenneth Fontenette returned a fumble 37 yards for the tie on the Rams' next possession.

Colorado State went ahead 27-24 on Jason Smith's 31-yard field goal with 9:20 remaining.

The Cougars answered with a 60-yard drive in nine plays, capped by Keenum's first rushing touchdown. He scored again on a 1-yard run with less than two minutes left.

The Rams got two quick scores from unlikely sources in the first quarter and took a 17-3 lead into halftime.

On Colorado State's first possession, Dion Morton scored his first career touchdown on a 37-yard pass from Hanie. Later in the first quarter, John Mosure had his first career TD catch, a 21-yarder.

The Cougars forced the Rams to punt on the opening drive of the second half, and Houston scored its first touchdown just under two minutes later when Keenum, who completed his first 12 passes, hit L.J. Castille on a 30-yarder. It was Castille's first career receiving touchdown.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CSU
HOU
1st Downs1322
Total Yards353400
Passing227247
Rushing126153
Penalties7-617-47
3rd Down Conversions5-163-12
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Turnovers22
Possession29:5530:05

Passing Leaders

Colorado StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hanie16/262278.731
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keenum18/221979.020

Rushing Leaders

Colorado StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bell23733.2013
Hanie12423.5013
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Alridge15624.1018
Keenum12574.8214

Receiving Leaders

Colorado StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts611318.8153
Morton44912.3137
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Avery77610.9032
Harvey45814.5016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCSUHOU
TD10:56Dion Morton 37 Yd Pass From Caleb Hanie (Jason Smith Kick) 70
FG04:39T.J. Lawrence 46 Yd 73
TD02:44John Mosure 21 Yd Pass From Caleb Hanie (Jason Smith Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERCSUHOU
FG05:15Jason Smith 40 Yd 173
THIRD QUARTERCSUHOU
TD11:00L.J. Castile 30 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 1710
TD03:46Luke Roberts 53 Yd Pass From Caleb Hanie (Jason Smith Kick) 2410
TD02:39Perry Mcdaniel 27 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 2417
TD02:18Kenneth Fontenette 37 Yd Fumble Return (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERCSUHOU
FG09:20Jason Smith 31 Yd 2724
TD06:18Case Keenum 8 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 2731
TD01:54Case Keenum 1 Yd Run (T.J. Lawrence Kick) 2738