November 28, 2014
HOUSTON (AP) - 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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