4-3 , 2-1
2-5 , 2-3
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Quarterback Clayton Tune leads offense with five TD passes, including two each to receivers Nathaniel Dell and Samuel Brown
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) – University of Houston senior quarterback Clayton Tune led the Cougar offense with five touchdown passes, including two each to receivers Nathaniel Dell and Samuel Brownto lift the Cougars a 38-20 win over American Athletic Conference rival Navy inside Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
After sitting out last weekend with their bye, the Cougars scored touchdowns on their first two and three of their first four possessions for a 21-7 lead and never looked back in the victory.
With the win, Houston won its second straight game and for the third time in the last four contests to improve to 4-3 overall and 2-1 in American play. Navy fell to 2-5 overall and 2-3 in American action.
Receiving the opening kickoff, Tune connected with Dell on a 6-yard touchdown strike less than three minutes into the game on the Cougars’ opening possession.
After a Jayce Rogers interception and return stopped Navy’s first possession and put the ball on the Navy 35, Tune led a 7-play drive that was capped by an 11-yard touchdown pass to Dell with 5:29 left in the opening period.
Brown hauled in 7- and 4-yard touchdown catches late in the second half, and senior kicker Kyle Ramsey drilled a 24-yard field goal midway through the third quarter to cap the Cougar scoring.
Redshirt freshman running back Stacy Sneed added a game-high 100 rushing yards on 20 carries to lead the ground attack.
Senior linebacker Donavan Mutin lead all student-athletes with 13 tackles, including five solos stops.
The Cougars return to action and the friendly confines of TDECU Stadium to play host to American Athletic Conference rival South Florida on Oct. 29 in the program’s annual Homecoming game.
Game time and broadcasting network for that game will be announced soon.
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