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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.