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Cougars vs Mean Green Final: 44-21 - Recap

David Piland was good for 321 yards through the air on Saturday as the Cougars got past the Mean Green by a score of 44-21 at John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.

Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 10-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 58.5.

Charles Sims rushed for 210 yards, while Kenneth Farrow added 85 yards in the win. DeWayne Peace and Deontay Greenberry added 83 and 71 receiving yards respectively.

Brandin Byrd rushed for 96 yards for North Texas, while Jeremy Brown added 80 yards. Derek Thompson threw for 252 yards for the Mean Green, while receivers Ivan Delgado and Brelan Chancellor had 85 and 44 yards respectively.

Houston outgained North Texas 623-483 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 35-25 by the Cougars.

The time of possession battle favored North Texas as their offense was on the field for 34:28, longer than the 25:32 of their opponents.

Houston heads into a Week 7 battle against UAB. North Texas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Louisiana-Lafayette.