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Recap - Cougars Defeat North Texas 48-23

Case Keenum's 458-yard performance through the air was the key in Houston's 48-23 win over North Texas on Saturday at Mean Green Stadium.

Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 20.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 65.5.

Michael Hayes rushed for 76 yards, while Bryce Beall added 28 yards in the win. Patrick Edwards and Justin Johnson added 187 and 87 receiving yards respectively.

Lance Dunbar rushed for 62 yards for North Texas, while Derek Thompson added 41 yards. Derek Thompson threw for 172 yards for the Mean Green, while receivers Brelan Chancellor and Michael Outlaw had 49 and 40 yards respectively.

North Texas was outgained by Houston 690-290 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 32-18 by the Cougars.

The time of possession battle favored North Texas as their offense was on the field for 31:56, longer than the 28:04 of their opponents.

Houston heads into a Week 3 battle against Louisiana Tech. North Texas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Alabama.