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Houston Vs. Tulane Score: Cougars Take Comfortable 35-10 Lead Into Halftime

After a slow start, the Houston Cougars exploded for 35 points in the second quarter and take a 35-7 lead over Tulane into halftime. Houston running back Charles Sims had a huge first half piling up 199 yards on just seven carries with two touchdowns. 

The Cougars struck first marching 89 yards in just 1:07 as Bryce Beall's 11 yard touchdown run made the score 7-0. Patrick Edwards extended the score with a 70 yard punt return for a touchdown on Houston's next possession to make the score 14-0. 

Tulane got on the board with a 80 yard drive of its own that was capped off by Orleans Darkwa's three yard touchdown run. The Cougars would come right back with a 52 yard rushing score from Charles Sims and a Case Keenum touchdown pass to Patrick Edwards. Cairo Santos kicked a 42 yard field goal for the Green Wave late in the first half to make the score 28-10. Sims then ripped off a 72 yard run with just 31 seconds remaining to give the Cougars a 35-10 lead. 

Case Keenum finished the first half 16 of 20 for 158 yards and a touchdown. Sims also caught five passes for 45 yards in the first half. Orleans Darkwa has 94 yards on 15 carries for Tulane. 

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