2014 American Athletic Roundup – Week 13

    Nov. 22 at Houston 38, Tulsa 28 And You Care Because … Kenneth Farrow ran for two-one-yard runs to give Houston an early 14 point lead, and ran for a

    November 24, 2014

    Nov. 22 at Houston 38, Tulsa 28 
    And You Care Because … Kenneth Farrow ran for two-one-yard runs to give Houston an early 14 point lead, and ran for a 45-yard scoring dash, but Tulsa was able to tie it up on two short touchdown runs and a 17-yard Keyarris Garrett scoring pass. With the score tied at 28 late, Houston scored ten unanswered points on a two-yard Kenneth Farrow run and a 35-yard Kyle Bullard field goal. Tulsa turned it over three times with a late pick from Adrian McDonald leading to the late field goal. 
    What Else? Houston RB Kenneth Farrow ran 21 times for 116 yards and four scores 
    – Tulsa QB Dane Evans completed 28-of-40 passes for 258 yards and two scores with three interceptions, and ran six times for 34 yards and a touchdown 
    – Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. completed 17-of-22 passes for 225 yards and a touchdown and ran eight times for 37 yards 
    – Time of possession: Tulsa 33:11 – Houston 26:49 
    Game Rating: B

    Nov. 22 at Memphis 31, South Florida 20 
    And You Care Because … Paxton Lynch ran for two short scores in the first quarter, threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Mose Frazier in the second, and an 11-yard pass to Brandon Hayes in the third as Memphis overcame an early 3-0 deficit and never trailed from the late first quarter on. Marlon Mack ran for a 75-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and Marvin Kloss hit two field goals, but the Bulls couldn’t come up with a key stop. 
    What Else? Time of possession: South Florida 36:47 – Memphis 23:13 
    – Memphis QB Paxton Lynch completed 18-of-23 passes for 232 yards and two scores, and ran eight times for 44 yards and two touchdowns 
    – South Florida RB Marlon Mack ran 16 times for 102 yards and a score, and caught eight passes for 57 yards 
    – Memphis RB Brandon Hayes ran 21 times for 189 yards 
    Game Rating: C+

    Nov. 22 at East Carolina 34, Tulane 6 
    And You Care Because … East Carolina didn’t have much of a problem, getting up 10-0 on the first of two Warren Harvey field goals and a Shane Carden four-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Jones. Breon Allen and Marquez Grayson added two short scoring runs, and Carden added an eight-yard touchdown run in the final seconds. Tulane’s only points came on Andrew DiRocco field goals from 33 and 40 yards out. ECU’s Justin Hardy broke the FBS record for most career receptions getting up to 355 after making nine grabs. 
    What Else? East Carolina QB Shane Carden completed 31-of-44 passes for 358 yards and a score, and ran six times for 12 yards and a touchdown 
    – Tulane QB Tanner Lee completed 24-of-43 passes for 301 yard and an interception
    – East Carolina WR Cam Worthy caught seven passes for 115 yards, and Justin Hardy caught nine passes for 104 yards 
    – Third down conversions: Tulane 5-of-18 – East Carolina 2-of-11 
    Game Rating: C- 

    Nov. 22 at WKU 45, UTSA 7 
    And You Care Because … The Western Kentucky offense rolled from the start as Brandon Doughty threw five touchdown passes on the way to a 38-0 lead. Leon Allen started the fun taking a pass 54 yards for a touchdown, Taywan Taylor scored from 47 yards out, and Willie McNeal scored from 67 yards away. Jared Dangerfield caught scoring passes from 13 and 16 yards away. UTSA finally got on the board midway through the fourth on a 47-yard Kerry Thomas catch, but the blowout was already complete. 
    What Else? Penalties: UTSA 12 for 124 yards – WKU 4 for 40 yards 
    – Brandon Doughty completed 26-of-35 passes for 346 yards and five touchdowns 
    – UTSA Austin Robinson completed 8-of-20 passes for 60 yards with a pick 
    – Total yards: WKU 466 – UTSA 234 
    Game Rating: D

    Nov. 22 Cincinnati 41, at Connecticut 0 
    And You Care Because … It was all Cincinnati from the start, with Gunner Kiel finding Nate Cole on a six-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and Mike Boone scored on a three-yard touchdown run to spark a 20-point run in the final 9:13 in the third. Andrew Gantz hit two field goals, and Kiel found Jake Golic on a two-yard pass. UConn turned it over three times, with the mistakes leading to points, including an 18-yard Johnny Holton catch early in the third. 
    What Else? Total yards: Cincinnati 425 – Connecticut 129 
    – Cincinnati QB Gunner Kiel completed 17-of-30 passes for 161 yards and three scores with a pick, and ran five times for 28 yards
    – Connecticut QB Tim Boyle completed 13-of-21 passes for 70 yards
    – Cincinnati RB Rodriguez Moore ran 21 times for 108 yards and a score 
    Game Rating: D- 

    Nov. 22 at UCF 53, SMU 7 
    And You Care Because … UCF put the game away in the first quarter with a 27-0 lead on two touchdown runs from Dontravious Wilson and two Justin Holman touchdown passes including a 58-yarder to J.J. Worton. SMU got into the end zone in the second quarter on a five-yard Matt Davis run, but that was it for the fun as Michael Easton returned the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown as part of a run of 26 unanswered points helped by four field goals. SMU turned the ball over five times. 
    What Else? UCF QB Justin Holman completed 15-of-22 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns with two picks 
    – SMU QB Matt Davis completed 6-of-15 passes for 44 yards with an interception, and ran seven times for a team-high 40 yards 
    – UCF RB Micah Reed ran 26 times for 112 yards 
    – First downs: UCF 27 – SMU 4 
    Game Rating: D-


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