Daniel Spencer caught 7 passes for 100 yards against the Southern Methodist defense as Houston handed the Mustangs a 34-0 loss on Friday at Reliant Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Cougars were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 9.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 63.5.
John O'Korn completed 25 of 41 pass attempts for 245 yards for the Cougars in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Mustangs defense.
Prescott Line rushed for 81 yards for Southern Methodist, while Kevin Pope added 39 yards. Neal Burcham threw for 212 yards for the Mustangs, while receivers Jeremy Johnson and Darius Joseph had 75 and 52 yards respectively.
Houston outgained Southern Methodist 365-295 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-17 by the Cougars.
Houston lost the time of possession battle 31:36/28:24, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.