Scores

Final

Tulane 14

(2-7, 1-4 American)

Houston 42

(5-4, 4-1 American)

8:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Robertson Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 0 7 0 714
HOU 7 14 21 042

Top Performers

Passing: C. Keenum (HOU) - 384 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Beall (HOU) - 21 CAR, 176 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Hafner (HOU) - 11 REC, 91 YDS, 1 TD

Houston 42, Tulane 14

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Case Keenum threw for 384 yards and four touchdowns to lead Houston to a 42-14 win over Tulane on Saturday night.

Keenum extended his school record with his 10th straight game passing for more than 300 yards, finishing 29 of 40 for 384 yards and one interception. Freshman running back Bryce Beall rushed for 176 yards and two touchdowns and caught another score. Bell set a Houston freshman rushing touchdown record with his 10th rushing touchdown of the year.

Houston (5-4, 4-1 Conference USA) finished the game with 394 yards passing and 299 yards rushing for 693 yards of total offense. The Cougars had 30 first downs but committed 12 penalties for 143 yards.

Nathan Austin ran for two touchdowns for the Green Wave (2-7, 1-4 C-USA).

Kevin Moore finished 12-of-27 passing for 142 yards to lead the Green Wave through the air.

Tulane quarterback Joe Kemp left the game with a broken collarbone in the second quarter after getting hit by Houston's Phillip Hunt.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
HOU
1st Downs1831
Total Yards268693
Passing207394
Rushing61299
Penalties7-4212-143
3rd Down Conversions5-1712-15
4th Down Conversions0-30-1
Turnovers03
Possession29:2830:32

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Moore12/271425.300
HoustonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Keenum29/403849.641

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Austin22391.8211
Mitchell12828.0028
HoustonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Beall211768.4227
Johnson10686.8012

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell57214.4044
King5489.6017
HoustonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hafner11918.3116
Monroe37424.7149

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNHOU
TD08:34Bryce Beall 15 Yd Run (Ben Bell Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERTULNHOU
TD10:03Nathan Austin 11 Yd Run (Ross Thevenot Kick) 77
TD06:33Bryce Beall 19 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Ben Bell Kick) 714
TD03:27Bryce Beall 2 Yd Run (Ben Bell Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERTULNHOU
TD13:31Chaz Rodriguez 38 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Ben Bell Kick) 728
TD03:31Mark Hafner 4 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Ben Bell Kick) 735
TD00:17Tim Monroe 49 Yd Pass From Case Keenum (Ben Bell Kick) 742
FOURTH QUARTERTULNHOU
TD09:17Nathan Austin 1 Yd Run (Ross Thevenot Kick) 1442