UH quarterback Clayton Tune is the reigning AAC Offensive Player of the Week for his five-touchdown performance against Navy. | Courtesy of UH athletics
Looking for its third win in a row, UH football (4-3, 2-1 AAC) hosts USF(1-6, 0-3 AAC) in an American Athletic Conference battle.
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Marsh hit receiver Omarion Dollison for a 40-yard completion to put USF at the UH 10-yard line. Marsh then hit tight end Chris Carter for a touchdown in the waning minutes of the game. USF’s two-point conversion attempt was unsuccessful.
The Cougars benefitted from a short field after USF turned it over on downs again.
Tune connected with senior receiver Kesean Carter on a trick play for a 28-yard touchdown.
It did not take long for UH to respond, as the Cougars marched down the field with big runs from Sneed and a 21-yard pass from Tune to senior tight end Christian Trahan to set the Cougars up inside the red zone.
Sneed then fought his way in for his second touchdown of the game from 12 yards out.
After going dormant in the second quarter, USF’s offense woke up on its first drive of the second half, grinding out a 12-play, 65-yard touchdown drive ending in Michel Dukes 1-yard touchdown run.
Marsh contributed a 24-yard run on third down early on to get the drive rolling for the Bulls.
USF again was unable to come away with points in UH territory, allowing the Cougars to go on a 12-play, 67-yard touchdown drive capped off by a 12-yard touchdown pass from Tune to junior receiver Peyton Sawyer, his first career touchdown.
Tune became the third quarterback in UH history to surpass 10,000 career passing yards with the touchdown pass.
After a missed field goal by USF set up UH at its own 21-yard line, Tune stayed hot with a 52-yard bomb to Dell, his second touchdown of the day.
Tune accounted for 78 of the Cougars’ 79 yards on the drive.
The Cougars tied it on their next possession with help from a couple freshman skill players.
A 32-yard pass from Tune to receiver Samuel Brown set up the Cougars deep in Bulls territory. An 8-yard touchdown run from running back Stacy Sneed, the first of his career, capped of the drive.
USF continued its momentum on its next drive, only needing four plays to go 76 yards with the help of a 22-yard completion from sophomore quarterback Katravis Marsh to junior receiver Xavier Weaver.
Three plays later, Battie ran for a touchdown from 20 yards out, his second of the game.
USF wasted little time responding in its following possession.
The Bulls gained all 85 of their yards on the ground including a 37-yard run by sophomore running back Brian Battie that set the Bulls up in the red zone. Battie scored on a 13-yard scamper two plays later.
After a stop by the UH defense to start the game, the Cougars quickly drove 65 yards down the field and struck first on a 1-yard pass from senior quarterback Clayton Tune to junior receiver Tank Dell.
Tune completed all three of his passes for 43 yards on the drive.
Tags: UH Football, USF Bulls
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