NCAAF Game Recap - Houston at Tulane
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

Char
10
Clem
52
F
SMiss
7
Ala
49
F
ND
17
UGA
23
F
LSU
66
Vand
38
F
MiaOH
5
OHSt
76
F
Aub
28
TxAM
20
F
Tenn
3
Fla
34
F
Utah
23
USC
30
F
Mich
14
Wisc
35
F
OkSt
30
Tex
36
F
UCF
34
Pitt
35
F
Oreg
21
Stan
6
F
UCLA
67
WaSt
63
F
AF
19
Boise
30
F
OD
17
UVA
28
F
Wash
45
BYU
19
F
Cal
28
Miss
20
F
Colo
34
AzSt
31
F
SMU
41
TCU
38
F
Hou
31
Tul
38
F
FLInt
31
LaTec
43
F
MSU
31
NW
10
F
ULMon
20
IASt
72
F
Elon
7
Wake
49
F
WestMI
33
Syr
52
F
BC
30
Rut
16
F
UConn
3
Ind
38
F
Mor
21
Army
52
F
CoCar
62
UMass
28
F
ULLaf
45
Ohio
25
F
CenCt
29
E Mi
34
F
Troy
35
Akr
7
F
BGSU
20
Kent
62
F
SoAl
3
UAB
35
F
Wyo
21
Tuls
24
F
App
34
UNC
31
F
Lou
24
FlaSt
35
F
Temp
22
Buff
38
F
SCar
14
Mizzu
34
F
KY
13
MisSt
28
F
C Mi
12
MiaFL
17
F
NMSt
52
NM
55
F
WVU
29
Kans
24
F
W&M
7
ECU
19
F
Hamp
27
Lib
62
F
Wagn
7
FlAtl
42
F
GASt
34
TxSt
37
F(2OT)
SIU
28
ArkSt
41
F
Bayl
21
Rice
13
F
Ball
23
NCSt
34
F
UTSA
3
NorTx
45
F
SJSU
31
Ark
24
F
Nev
37
UTEP
21
F
Neb
42
Ill
38
F
SacSt
20
Fres
34
F
Toled
41
ColSt
35
F
UtSt
23
SDSU
17
F
C Ark
16
Hawaii
35
F

Tulane 38, Houston 31

Sep 19, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Houston (1-3)

14

14

0

3

31

Tulane (3-1)

7

7

7

17

38

McCleskey's TD with 3 seconds left seals Tulane's win
Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:58 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Jalen McCleskey scored on a 53-yard catch-and-run with 3 seconds left, and Tulane rallied from a 21-point deficit to beat Houston 38-31 on Thursday night.

After Houston tied it at 31 with 21 seconds remaining, Tulane appeared to be content to go to overtime, but a fake kneel-down led to an 18-yard run by Amare Jones. One play later, McCleskey made a catch in traffic over the middle, broke a tackle and raced to the end zone.

Houston returned the ensuing kickoff 51 yards, but time expired.

McCleskey finished with four catches for 120 yards and two scores for Tulane (3-1, 1-0 American Athletic Conference), which trailed 28-7 in the second quarter. Justin McMillan completed 7 of 20 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns.

D'Eriq King threw for 229 yards and two scores, and ran for 116 yards and a TD for Houston (1-3, 0-1). King broke former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's FBS record for the most consecutive games (15) with at least one passing and rushing touchdown.

It was the 21st straight game the Houston defense recorded a turnover, the longest active streak in the country.

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Passing

Hou Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
D. King 33 16 48.5 2 229 75 1 79.0
Tul Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. McMillan 20 7 35.0 3 186 53 0 109.6

Rushing

Hou Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. King 17 116 6.8 35 1
P. Carr 17 63 3.7 13 0
Tul Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Bradwell 20 113 5.7 25 0
J. McMillan 15 91 6.1 26 1

Receiving

Hou Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Mark 1 0 0.0 0 0
M. Stevenson 2 95 47.5 75 1
Tul Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. McCleskey 4 120 30.0 53 2
D. Mooney 1 48 48.0 48 1

Fumbles

Tul F FL
J. McCleskey 1 1

Returning

Hou KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Smith 0 - 0 0 2 6.0 0 12
M. Stevenson 1 26.0 0 26 0 - 0 0
Tul KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Jones 3 26.0 0 41 1 3.0 0 3
N. Anderson 1 9.0 0 9 0 - 0 0

Punting

Hou Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Roy 4 181 45.3 57
Tul Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Wright 5 208 41.6 61

Takeaways

Tul Int Yds InTD
J. Monroe 1 0 0

Team Stats Comparison

Hou Tul
Points For 31 38
Total Yards 533 511
Rushing Yards 304 325
Passing Yards 229 186
Passing Completions / Attempts 16/33 7/20
Turnovers 1 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 1/1
First Downs 28 23
Penalties - Yards 3/25 12/82
Time Of Possession 36:36 24:24
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/15 4/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 2/2
Punts - Average Yards 4/45 5/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Hou Tul
Hou 0:14 TD Marquez Stevenson 75 yd pass from D'Eriq King (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 7 0
Tul 7:36 TD Jalen McCleskey 38 yd pass from Justin McMillan (Merek Glover kick) 7 7
Hou 11:35 TD Kyle Porter 1 yd run (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 14 7
2nd Quarter Hou Tul
Hou 0:25 TD Keith Corbin 28 yd pass from D'Eriq King (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 21 7
Hou 1:44 TD D'Eriq King 35 yd run (Dalton Witherspoon kick) 28 7
Tul 4:49 TD Stephon Huderson 9 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 28 14
3rd Quarter Hou Tul
Tul 2:07 TD Darnell Mooney 48 yd pass from Justin McMillan (Merek Glover kick) 28 21
4th Quarter Hou Tul
Tul 0:38 TD Justin McMillan 15 yd run (Merek Glover kick) 28 28
Tul 8:50 FG Merek Glover 44 yd FG 28 31
Hou 14:39 FG Dalton Witherspoon 24 yd FG 31 31
Tul 14:57 TD Jalen McCleskey 53 yd pass from Justin McMillan (Merek Glover kick) 31 38

Game Information

Stadium: Benson Field at Yulman Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana
Attendance: 21,032
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