UH snaps losing streak, crushes SMU, 34-0

UH snaps losing streak, crushes SMU, 34-0

Credit: University of Houston

UH snaps losing streak, crushes SMU, 34-0

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The Associated Press

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 4:03 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 29 at 7:11 PM

HOUSTON -- John O’Korn finished 25 of 41 for 245 yards and two touchdowns to lead Houston over SMU 34-0 Friday, snapping the Cougars’ three-game losing streak.

Daniel Spencer caught seven passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, while Greg Ward, Jr., had five receptions for 48 yards and a touchdown. Ryan Jackson rushed seven times for 62 yards and a touchdown, and Kent Brooks added a touchdown run for the Cougars, who totaled 365 yards.

Houston forced four turnovers—three interceptions and a fumble—and also had five sacks. Zach McMillan had two interceptions.

Houston (8-4, 5-3 American) earned its first shutout since 2011 and its first conference shutout since a 64-0 win over Rice in 1989.

Neal Burcham, who started in place of Garrett Gilbert—out with a left knee sprain—finished 27 of 52 for 212 yards and threw 3 interceptions for SMU (5-6, 4-3).

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