Originally Posted by 76Texan
Were they that bad?
As I said I didn't get home in time to watch, but the box score is interesting. Later I'm going to look at the play-by-play to see if I can get better picture of the game.
Speaking of a better picture, I just checked for a replay in the next 24 hours and just outside of that 24 they'll have a replay on FSSW at midnight Sunday night/Monday morning. I hope they'll show another broadcast later in the week at a better time.
Here is a box score if you haven't looked already.
Chron.com article on the game
The Cougars (3-0) won for the 29th time in 40 meetings in what could be the final Bayou Bucket for the foreseeable future.
With the Cougars ahead 31-13, Rice scored 13 quick points on a 1-yard touchdown run by Taylor McHargue and a 62-yard touchdown return on a blocked field-goal attempt with less than 2:30 remaining.
Chris Boswell, who missed a pair of long field goals, perfectly executed a reverse onside kick that the Owls recovered near midfield. The drive stalled when McHargue's fourth-and-4 pass fell incomplete.
UH had taken a commanding lead on a pair of touchdown passes by O'Korn – a 28-yarder to Deontay Greenberry late in the third quarter and a 32-yarder to Ryan Jackson to begin the fourth quarter.
The O'Korn-to-Greenberry connection was again dangerous for the Cougars.
Greenberry had his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game, finishing with six receptions for 146 yards and a touchdown.
O'Korn, who replaced injured starter David Piland, was 15-of-33 for 281 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.
He briefly left the game in first half and was replaced by backup Greg Ward, who had nine carries for 80 yards.
After scoring a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, Rice went 10 consecutive possessions without scoring until Taylor McHargue scored on a 1-yard run with 10:52 left in the game.
The Cougars defense followed up its solid performance two weeks earlier against Temple, holding the Owls to 160 yards total offense after halftime.
Turner Petersen had five catches for 102 yards, including a 57-yard touchdown on the opening drive of the game, for the Owls.
The two rivals are not scheduled to play beyond this season with both now in different conferences.
(apologies for printing the entire article)
One other thing about the game. How was the crowd? How many, pro-Cougars, pro-Owls? I can't seen to get info in that regard.
While I'm here. In the past I used to go to uhcougars.com and there was an in-game blog-chat box where you could go and comment as the game is on. It was just like the gameday threads here. I haven't seen it at all this year and was wondering if anyone knows what happened to it. I miss that damned thread.
Thanks in advance.