No. 22 Army seeks 11th win in Armed Forces Bowl vs Houston
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Armed Forces Bowl: Houston (8-4) vs. No. 22 Army (10-2), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. EST (ESPN).
Armed Services Bowl Matchup
Houston (8-4, American) vs. Army (9-2, Independent), Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. EST.
LOCATION: Fort Worth, Texas
Houston: WR Marquez Stevenson, 67 catches, 947 yards, 9 touchdowns.
Army: RB Darnell Woolfolk, 823 yards rushing, 14 touchdowns.
Houston: Cougars scored at least 40 points in 10 games, the most by any team in the country, but lost QB D'Eriq King to season-ending knee injury last month.
AP Source: Houston QB King out for season with torn meniscus
Houston quarterback D'Eriq King is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing the meniscus in his right knee during the Cougars' victory against Tulane, a person familiar with the injury told The Associated Press on Friday night.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team was not planning an official announcement about King's injury.
King's injury was first reported by the Houston Chronicle.
Patrick Carr runs for 139 yards; Houston beats Tulane 48-17
HOUSTON (AP) — Patrick Carr ran for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns and Houston rolled to a 48-17 victory over Tulane on Thursday night.
Houston (8-3, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) rebounded from its only home loss, 59-49, to Temple last week. The Cougars conclude their regular season at Memphis on Nov. 23. Tulane (5-6, 4-3) had its three-game win streak snapped.
Carr broke loose for a 21-yard score and added a 3-yard touchdown run in the first quarter.
Armstead’s 6 rushing TDs propels Temple past Houston 59-49
HOUSTON (AP) — Ryquell Armstead ran for 210 yards and six touchdowns and Temple outlasted Houston with a 59-49 win on Saturday night.
Armstead finished a touchdown shy of the school's single-game TD record Montel Harris set against Army in 2012.
No. 17 Houston looking to avoid another ranked loss at SMU
DALLAS (AP) — SMU has only one win over a ranked team the past seven years. That is a game Houston certainly remembers.
The No. 17 Cougars (7-1, 4-0 American) are ranked again just in time for their trip north to Dallas to play SMU (3-5, 2-2) on Saturday night.
King totals 7 TDs, Houston beats No. 21 USF 57-36
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston coach Major Applewhite said quarterback D'Eriq King was everything the Cougars thought he could be and more.
King showed that Saturday.
King had a hand in a career-high seven touchdowns, throwing for 419 yards and five scores and running for 134 yards and two more touchdowns in Houston's 57-36 victory over No. 21 South Florida.
King threw touchdown passes of 15, 38, 30, 52 and 27 yards and had scoring runs of 47 and 36 yards. He finished 28 of 41 passing.
King throws for 413 yards to lead Houston past Navy 49-36
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — For 30 minutes, Navy went touchdown for touchdown with high-powered Houston. Their confidence soaring, the Midshipmen went into the locker room at halftime poised to pull off a huge upset.
Few teams, however, can keep up with D'Eriq King and the mighty Cougars offense. Certainly not Navy, which was buried under a barrage of big plays and TDs in Houston's 49-36 victory Saturday.
Correction: Houston-East Carolina story
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — In a story Oct. 13 about the Houston-East Carolina college football game, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was a Conference USA contest. Both teams play in the American Athletic Conference.
A corrected version of the story is below:
King-led Houston controls East Carolina in 42-20 win
D'Eriq King threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Houston's defense mostly stifled East Carolina in a 42-20 win
King has hand in 5 TDs, leads Houston past Tulsa 41-26
HOUSTON (AP) — D'Eriq King threw for three touchdowns and ran for two scores, helping Houston beat Tulsa 41-26 on Thursday night.
Houston, trailing 26-17 early in the fourth quarter, scored 17 points in 91 seconds — during a 24-0 spurt. Dalton Witherspoon kicked a go-ahead, 27-26, field goal with 7:51 to go and the Cougars led by 15 points seven plays later.
Houston has 671 yards of offense, routs Texas Southern 70-14
HOUSTON (AP) — D'Eriq King accounted for four touchdowns as Houston scored on its first six possessions and routed Texas Southern 70-14 on Saturday night.
Houston (3-1) put up a program-best 671 yards of offense against Texas Southern (1-3). The Cougars lead the nation with four straight games with 550 yards or more of offense each.
Houston spoils Sumlin return, pounds Arizona 45-18
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback D'Eriq King and the rest of the Cougars' offense made it a miserable homecoming for Arizona coach Kevin Sumlin.
King threw for four touchdowns and rushed for two more as the Cougars hammered Arizona 45-18 on Saturday, dropping the Wildcats to 0-2 in Sumlin's first season.
Houston offense shines in 45-18 win over Arizona.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston quarterback D'Eriq King threw for four touchdowns and rushed for two more as the Cougars beat Arizona 45-18 on Saturday.
King finished with 246 passing and 31 rushing yards while Houston improved to 2-0 on the season.
King connected with Marquez Stevenson on a 24-yard TD pass, scored on a 1-yard run, then hit tight end Romello Brooker for a 52-yard score and a 21-0 Houston lead after one quarter.
Arizona, playing uphill the rest of the game, never recovered.
King rallies Houston to 45-27 victory over Rice
HOUSTON (AP) — D'Eriq King accounted for four touchdowns, including three in the second half when Houston rallied to beat Rice 45-27 on Saturday.
Trailing 27-24 midway through the third quarter, King ran 4 yards for a touchdown then threw scoring passes of 57 yards to Marquez Stevenson and 18 yards to Courtney Lark. Patrick Carr added a 37-yard touchdown run late in the Cougars' season opener against their city rivals.
HOUSTON (AP) — Former Tennessee quarterback Quinten Dormady has transferred to Houston, where he will be eligible to play this season
Dormady played in 16 games and made five starts in three seasons with the Volunteers. He began last season as Tennessee's starting quarterback before a shoulder injury and surgery cut short his season.
King accounts for 3 TDs, leads Houston past Navy, 24-14
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's defense slowed Navy in the second half, and the offense carried the momentum from there.
D'Eriq King threw for 277 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores to lead Houston to a 24-14 win over Navy on Friday.
Tulane football keeps bowl game dreams alive with 20-17 win over Houston
Tulane's bowl game dreams are still alive after the Green Wave held off Houston for a 20-17 win at Yulman Stadium Saturday during Senior Day.
Tulane (6-6, 4-4) took the lead late in the fourth quarter after quarterback Jonathan Banks connected with receiver Terren Encalade on a 64-yard touchdown pass.
The score came with a little more than six minutes left in the game and less than 40 seconds after Houston's D'Eriq King gave the Cougars a 17-13 lead off a 16-yard run.
Banks, Encalade have career games, Tulane tops Houston 20-17
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jonathan Banks threw for a career-high 251 yards and Terren Encalade caught a career-long 64-yard go-ahead touchdown with 6:13 left to help Tulane beat Houston 20-17 on Saturday night.
King throws 3 TD passes, Houston beats E. Carolina 52-27
HOUSTON (AP) — D'Eriq King threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score, the Cougars converted three turnovers into scores, and Houston became bowl eligible, beating East Carolina 52-27 on Saturday.
King’s late TD lifts Houston to 28-24 upset of No. 17 USF
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — It turns out Major Applewhite was right.
His Houston Cougars had everything it took to beat previously unbeaten No. 17 South Florida on Saturday.
That included a young quarterback who didn't show his inexperience while getting his first extensive playing time in college and a defense that answered the coach's challenge to play a complete game.
Catalon runs for 177 yards, 2 TDs; Houston beats SMU 35-22
HOUSTON (AP) — Duke Catalon had 22 carries for 177 yards and two touchdowns and Kyle Postman accounted for three scores to help Houston beat SMU 35-22 on Saturday.
Postman was 19-of-27 passing for 172 with two touchdowns and two interceptions and had a 22-yard scoring reception.
Postma starts, Houston holds off Temple 20-13
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kyle Postma passed for 226 yards and a touchdown, and the Houston defense made three interceptions in a 20-13 victory over Temple on Saturday.
Houston's defense held Temple to 324 total yards, including 142 rushing. Garrett Davis intercepted two of Logan Marchi's passes and Isiah Johnson grabbed the other.