The Bulls punished themselves by accounting for an astounding 19 penalties for 170 yards on the night. Freshman quarterback and Fort Lauderdale native John O'Korn led Houston through the air with 263 yards on 22-of-27 passing and three touchdowns.
Cougar wide receiver Deontay Greenberry was on the receiving end of O'Korn's passes - snagging four catches for 106 yards and a touchdown. The performance tonight gave Greenberry his fifth 100-yard receiving game of his career.
Despite the loss, USF had many bright spots on the evening. After starting three different quarterbacks through the first seven games of the season, the Bulls have finally found their quarterback.
After burning his redshirt in the 4th quarter against Louisville last week, true freshman quarterback Mike White was outstanding under center in his first career start for the Bulls. The Fort Lauderdale native threw for 311 yards on 26-of-41 passing with a touchdown and interception against Houston Thursday evening.
Bulls' wide receiver Andre Davis had 8 catches for 116 yards, his second career 100-yard receiving game, first since 191 vs. Nevada last Sept. 8.
Bulls' placekicker Marvin Kloss continued his stellar play this season after connecting on all three field attempts Thursday evening. Kloss has made 13 consecutive field goals with seven of them over 47 yards on the year.
Houston has now scored in 39 consecutive quarters dating back to last year. The Cougars are the only team to do so in all eight games this year.
While the Bulls have a Bye next week, the Cougars will travel to the Sunshine State to battle the 23rd ranked UCF Knights next Saturday in a primetime matchup at 7:00 PM on ESPN2.