Cougars Down Memphis 25-15 - Match Report
The Tigers came up short against the Cougars in Week 7 action on Saturday, falling 25-15 at Reliant Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Cougars were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 7.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 53.5.
John O'Korn completed 13 of 30 pass attempts for 198 yards for the Cougars in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Brandon Hayes rushed for 72 yards for Memphis, while Marquis Warford added 24 yards. Paxton Lynch threw for 222 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Mose Frazier and Tevin Jones had 81 and 49 yards respectively.
Houston was outgained by Memphis 349-247 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-15 by the Tigers.
The time of possession battle favored Memphis as their offense was on the field for 35:56, longer than the 24:04 of their opponents.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face BYU looking for another win. For Memphis, they head home to face Southern Methodist.