COLLEGE FOOTBALL : SOUTHWEST ROUNDUP : Brown Leads Texas’ Surge Past Houston
James Brown threw four touchdown passes to set a Texas season record and ran for another score as the 11th-ranked Longhorns rallied for 35 unanswered second-half points to beat Houston, 52-20, Saturday night at Houston.
The Longhorns, 7-1-1 overall and 4-0 in the Southwest Conference, trailed, 20-10, as Houston’s Chuck Clements connected with freshman wide receiver Robbie Wheeler for two touchdowns.
But the Texas defense woke up in the third quarter to blunt the upset-minded Cougars (1-8, 1-3), allowing only two first downs in the half and recovering two fumbles and intercepting a pass.
The Texas offense, meanwhile, came alive in the third quarter behind Brown, who ran four yards for a score, then threw scoring passes of 14 yards to Matt Davis, 66 yards to Justin McLemore and 13 yards to Pat Fitzgerald.
Brown finished 21 for 35 for 338 yards. He has 19 touchdown passes this season to break Peter Gardere’s record of 16.
Baylor 48, Southern Methodist 7--Freshman quarterback Jermaine Alfred connected with Dustin Dennard on a 56-yard touchdown pass on Baylor’s first play, and the Bears (6-3, 4-1) rolled past the Mustangs (1-9, 0-6) at Dallas in the last Southwest Conference game between the schools.
Baylor will join the Big 12 Conference next season and SMU is bound for the Western Athletic Conference.
Texas Tech 27, Texas Christian 6--The Red Raiders (6-3, 3-2) turned a one-touchdown edge at halftime into a big victory over the Horned Frogs (6-3, 3-2) in the last SWC game at Lubbock, Tex.
Byron Hanspard, who rushed for a game-high 126 yards in 24 carries, dashed 48 yards to score the final touchdown with 14:11 to go. The Red Raiders finished with 422 yards of total offense.