Battle carries Houston to overtime win

Battle carries Houston to overtime win

Jackie Battle gained 137 yards on the ground on 22 carries as the Houston Cougars nipped the Memphis Tigers 23-20 in overtime at the Liberty Bowl on Saturdat.

The Cougars could not cover the 17-point spread on the road, and the 43 points scored were UNDER the posted total of 59.5.

Kevin Kolb went 19-for-24 for 166 yards and two touchdowns, and Anthony Aldridge added 81 yards on 14 carries for the Cougars.

Martin Hankins was 12-for-23 for 100 yards, while Joseph Doss ran 28 times for 133 yards and a major for the Tigers.