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Texas Sports Weekend Winning Streak, Texans' Turn

Texas Sports Weekend Winning Streak, Texans' Turn

Houston Cougers top Memphis 25-15

John O'Korn threw for 198 yards and a touchdown and Kenneth Farrow ran for two second-half touchdowns as Houston overcame a slow start to defeat Memphis 25-15 Saturday and remain undefeated.

O'Korn finished 13 of 30 and Deontay Greenberry caught four passes for 76 yards for the Cougars (5-0, 2-0 American), who were out-gained 349 yards to 247.

Paxton Lynch was 21 of 41 for 222 yards passing, and Brandon Hayes rushed 12 times for 72 yards to lead the Tigers (1-4, 0-2), who committed four turnovers - all fumbles. Mose Frazier caught five passes for 81 yards.

Trailing 15-10 midway through the third, Farrow put the Cougars ahead with a 1-yard run and followed that by taking O'Korn's shovel pass in for a two-point conversion.

Farrow extended the lead to 25-15 with a 6-yard run with 10 minutes remaining.

Jake Elliot had five field goals for the Tigers in Houston.

Rockets beat Pacers 107-98

James Harden scored 21 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 107-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Sunday in an NBA exhibition game in Taiwan.

Local hero Jeremy Lin added 17 points for the Rockets, who led almost throughout. Lin, whose parents emigrated from Taiwan to the U.S. in the 1970s, was a clear favorite of the capacity crowd and did not disappoint with a dazzling array of 3-pointers and pinpoint passing.

Longhorns defeat Oklahoma Sooners 36-20

Longhorns looked commanding through the game, delivering a 36 to 20 win over the Sooners.

Oklahoma went into this game undeafeated and has won the last three games of the Red River Rivalry. But it was the Longhorns that broke that streak, going in as real underdogs, so that was a major upset for Oklahoma fans following the Rivalry.

Rice Owls score 27-21 over UT San Antonio

The Owls first led by 13 points by halftime, then reached 20 in the third period. That's when Quarterback Taylor McHague socred a 66-yard drive.

In the end, it was UTSA who missed field goals and fumbled leaving Rice still tied with Tulane atop the Conference USA West Division.

Now the Houston Texans' turn...

Frankly, the Texans probably can't afford to lose today.

A game that figured to be a lay-up for the Texans may be in doubt now, with quarterback Matt Schaub's struggles. Our football experts expect the Texans to beat the Rams, but it's no longer a guarantee.

Former Texan N.D. Kalu of Sportstalk 790 says fans may want to punish Schaub, but it's not that easy.

"If you sit him who becomes your starting quarterback? Do you believe T.J. Yates gives you a better option?"

Kalu's broadcast partner Greg Koch, a member of the Packers' hall of fame, worries about Schaub's attitude.

"I think one of the biggest problems going into this game is Matt Schaub coming out and saying he was never worried about being benched. I think he should have been very worried about being benched and maybe that's half the problem."

At 2-3 it's probably a must-win game for the Texans because they have the Chiefs, two games with the Colts, the Patriots and the Broncos left on the schedule.

Kickoff is today at noon on FOX.

 

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