South Florida vs Houston Recap - Cougars Win 35-23
Deontay Greenberry inflicted damage on the South Florida secondary, receiving 106 yards as Houston defeated the Bulls 35-23 at Reliant Stadium.
The Cougars won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 18-point spread. OVER bettors were rewarded when the final score pointed to an OVER play.
John O'Korn completed 22 of 27 pass attempts for 263 yards for the Cougars in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Marcus Shaw rushed for 34 yards for South Florida, while Willie Davis added 22 yards. Mike White threw for 311 yards for the Bulls, while receivers Andre Davis and Deonte Welch had 134 and 46 yards respectively.
South Florida was outgained by Houston 388-364 yards in Thursday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-18 by the Cougars.
Houston lost the time of possession battle 38:37/21:23, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Central Florida. South Florida will aim to get back on the winning track vs Memphis.