Houston falls on the road 33-25 to BYU
PROVO, UT – Houston was tested for the first time on the road this season, falling at No. 25 BYU, 33-25 on Thursday evening at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah in front of a nationally-televised audience. Houston’s 25 points were the most BYU has given up this season.
Sophomore quarterback John O’Korn finished 30-of-52 for 307 yards, a season-high and three touchdowns. The 30 completions marks a career-high, surpassing his previous high of 29 vs. BYU a year ago. O’Korn moves into a tie for ninth place in Houston career history with four 300-yard passing games. He
is now tied with David Dacus (1987-88). Up next in the Houston records book is Chuck Clements, who recorded five 300-yard passing games from 1993 to 1996.
Junior wide receiver Deontay Greenberry finished the night with six receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns. Senior wide receiver Daniel Spencer added a career-high 10 receptions, surpassing his previous high of nine vs. Southern on Aug. 30, 2013.
BYU jumped out to an early 23-0 lead but Houston was able to come back and make a game off it with some tunovers forced by the defense. Houston has forced at least one turnover in the last 26 straight contests, as Joey Mbu intercepted a throw that was batted down by teammate B.J. Singleton late in the second quarter for the first of the game.
Houston falls to 1-2 on the season and will be back in action September 20 when they host UNLV at TDECU Stadium.