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Houston vs. North Texas final: Cougars win 44-21

The University of Houston Cougars ran over the North Texas Mean Green on their way to a 44-21 victory.

The Cougars got the scoring started early, as running back Charles Sims got Houston on the board with his five-yard rushing touchdown at the 13:45 mark of the first quarter. UH went on to score two more times, one touchdown and a field goal, in the first to take a 17-0 lead.

North Texas found the end zone twice in the second quarter with a pair of rushing touchdowns. But 10 points was as close as they were able to get, as Houston also scored two touchdowns in the quarter.

The Mean Green scored again just out of the half, but the Cougars proceeded to pour it on, increasing their lead to 20 by the end of the third quarter.

Box Score Hero: Sims finished the game with 265 yards of total offense and two touchdowns, including 210 yards rushing and 55 receiving yards.

Rankings Ramifications: Both teams entered the game unranked and that won’t change following the contest.

But Did They Cover? Houston entered the game favored by 12 points, so they did manage to cover the spread.

Next Week's Schedule:

North Texas: Oct. 16 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette

Houston: Oct. 13 vs. UAB

This story was originally published on SB Nation.com.

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