Recap - Bearcats Defeat Houston 24-17

Recap - Bearcats Defeat Houston 24-17

Brendon Kay threw for 386 yards to lead the Bearcats over Houston 24-17 on Saturday in Week 13 action at Reliant Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Bearcats were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as an underdog of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 59.5.

Hosey Williams rushed for 84 yards, while Brendon Kay added 38 yards in the win. Anthony McClung and Shaq Washington added 137 and 132 receiving yards respectively.

Kenneth Farrow rushed for 36 yards for Houston, while John O'Korn added 11 yards. John O'Korn threw for 171 yards for the Cougars, while receivers Daniel Spencer and Deontay Greenberry had 66 and 64 yards respectively.

Houston lost the offensive yardage battle to Cincinnati 573-278 yards in Saturday's game. Cincinnati had more first downs as that total ended up 26-13.

The time of possession battle favored Cincinnati as their offense was on the field for 36:32, longer than the 23:28 of their opponents.

Cincinnati looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Louisville. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs Southern Methodist.