Win Probability 99.9%

HOU
CIN
HOU 99.9%

HOU

40

CIN

16

2nd & 13 at HOU 24

TEAM run for a loss of 3 yards to the Houst 21

Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • HOU506
    • 307CIN
  • Turnovers

    • HOU3
    • 3CIN
  • Possession

    HOUCIN
    21:5238:08
  • 1st Downs

    • HOU28
    • 12CIN

Game Information

Nippert Stadium
  • Cincinnati, OH 45221
  • Line: HOU -7.5
  • Over/Under: 65
Attendance: 40,015
9/16/2016 Associated Press

Ward's TDs rally No. 6 Houston to 40-16 win over Cincinnati

Greg Ward Jr. returned from a one-game absence and ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help No. 6 Houston -- steadied by its fabulous defense -- pull away to a 40-16 victory over Cincinnati

Scoring Summary

1234T
Houston7322840
Cincinnati730616
first QuarterHOUCIN
TD
8:00
Chance Allen 39 Yd pass from Greg Ward Jr. (Ty Cummings Kick)
2 plays, 54 yards, 0:41
70
play
Houston strikes first with deep TD to Allen (0:43)

Houston goes 54 yards in two plays, ending with Greg Ward Jr. going deep to Chance Allen for the 39-yard touchdown to put the Cougars up 7-0 on Cincinnati. (0:43)

TD
6:12
Devin Gray 61 Yd pass from Hayden Moore (Andrew Gantz Kick)
5 plays, 76 yards, 1:42
77
play
Cincinnati strikes back with a big play TD of their own (0:51)

After falling behind on a big play touchdown, Cincinnati answers right back with a 61-yard score of their own to Devin Gray to tie the game with Houston at 7-7. (0:51)

second QuarterHOUCIN
FG
2:58
Ty Cummings 32 Yd Field Goal
11 plays, 70 yards, 3:28
107
FG
0:04
Andrew Gantz 37 Yd Field Goal
3 plays, 0 yards, 0:12
1010
third QuarterHOUCIN
SF
10:30
Team Safety
2 plays, -11 yards, 0:44
1210
play
Houston takes the lead with a safety (0:15)

Tion Green run for a loss of 1 yard for a SAFETY (0:15)

fourth QuarterHOUCIN
TD
14:57
Nate Cole 4 Yd pass from Hayden Moore (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)
5 plays, 78 yards, 1:21
1216
play
Cincinnati thinking upset, takes the lead early in the fourth (0:45)

Cincinnati finishes the drive when Hayden Moore hits Nate Cole for a touchdown to give the Bearcats a 16-12 lead early in the fourth quarter. (0:45)

TD
11:45
Greg Ward Jr. 12 Yd Run (Ty Cummings Kick)
9 plays, 71 yards, 3:06
1916
play
Ward busts through tackle to give Houston the lead (0:42)

Greg Ward Jr. has all kinds of time in the pocket before taking off with his feet through a tackle to the end zone, putting Houston back in front 19-16 over Cincinnati. (0:42)

TD
6:16
Greg Ward Jr. 3 Yd Run (Ty Cummings Kick)
11 plays, 60 yards, 4:10
2616
play
Ward scores again to give Houston some breathing room (0:44)

For the second straight drive, Greg Ward Jr. ends it by rushing into the end zone, this time from three yards out to put Houston ahead 26-16 over Cincinnati. (0:44)

TD
3:47
Steven Taylor 74 Yd Interception Return (Ty Cummings Kick)
8 plays, 41 yards, 2:29
3316
play
Taylor rumbles all the way back for a Houston pick-six (1:22)

Steven Taylor puts the game away for Houston with an interception and then goes all the way down the field to just get into the end zone, putting the Cougars up 33-16 late in the fourth quarter. (1:22)

TD
3:40
Howard Wilson 28 Yd Interception Return (Ty Cummings Kick)
1 play, 0 yards, 0:07
4016
play
Houston goes back-to-back pick-sixes to make it a blowout (0:59)

After Steven Taylor returns an interception to the house for Houston, on the next Cincinnati snap it's Howard Wilson getting in on the act with a pick-six of his own to make it 40-16 Houston. (0:59)

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