No. 24 Houston escapes with 37-35 victory over UTSA in 3 OTs

Contact us:

3446 Summerhill Road
Texarkana TX 75503

Houston quarterback Clayton Tune (3) leaps over UTSA safety Kelechi Nwachuku (6) to score during overtime in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)


SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Houston quarterback Clayton Tune leaped over a defender to score on a 13-yard run as the 24th-ranked Cougars escaped with 37-35 victory over UTSA in three overtimes at the Alamodome. Per NCAA rules for a third overtime, Tune’s winning run was a 2-point conversion.

The Roadrunners were unable to match the score as their final pass floated out of bounds.

Houston rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half to snap UTSA’s 10-game home winning streak. Each team kicked a field goal in the final 26 seconds of regulation to force overtime.