Coogs defeat Cincy, 33-30, move to 9-0 on season

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. (1) runs the ball for yardage during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Cincinnati at TDECU Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The Houston Cougars (9-0) remain unbeaten on the season with a victory over Cincinnati, 33-30, at TDECU Stadium.

Greg Ward Jr. lead the Cougars with 161 yards passing, two touchdown passes and 119 yards rushing. Houston was able to out-gain the Bearcats on the ground, 266 to 66 yards.

On the defensive side, Brandon Wilson and Steven Taylor grabbed one interception a piece as the Coogs stopped Cincinnati late to secure the victory.

Tied at 14, the Coogs struck first after the halftime break with a touchdown pass from Ward Jr. to Tyler McCloskey followed by a 51-yard interception return by Wilson that put Houston up 28-14.

"We just knew coming into this game we had to execute on every unit," linebacker Elandon Roberts said.

A big showdown is set for next week as the undefeated Memphis Tigers make their way to Houston to face the Cougars.