D’Eriq King threw for three touchdowns and ran for two scores, helping Houston beat Tulsa 41-26 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 field goal with 7:51 to go to make it 27-26. The Cougars led by 15 points seven plays later.
Houst Emeke Egbule recovered a fumble, leading to Romello Brooker’s nine-yard touchdown catch for a 34-26 lead. Tulsa’s next offensive play ended in Deontay Anderson’s interception and Marquez Stevenson scored on a six-yard grab.
King had 165 yards passing, with two interceptions, and 117 yards rushing for Houston (4-1, 1-0 American Athletic Conference). The Cougars, the nation’s leader in total offense at 608.5 yards per game, turned it over three times and gained 477 total yards.