TULSA, Okla. — Greg Ward threw for 273 yards and ran for 182 yards with three touchdowns, breaking the school record for rushing yards by a quarterback, to help lead Houston to a 38-24 victory over Tulsa on Saturday.
Kenneth Farrow gained 159 yards on 19 carries with two touchdowns, including a 44-yarder for the unbeaten Cougars, who have started 4-0 for the third time in five years.
All three of Ward's touchdown runs came in the first half, helping Houston to a 21-10 lead at the break. Zack Langer's 1-yard touchdown run for Tulsa late in the third cut the Cougars' lead to 24-17 after three quarters. But the Golden Hurricane got no closer as Farrow added both his touchdowns in the fourth to push the game out of reach.
Dane Evans had 326 yards passing for Tulsa. Langer added 62 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Navy 33, Air Force 11: Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds moved his team a step closer to regaining the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy. The senior ran for 117 of his 183 yards in the first half and threw for 117 yards on just four completions for the host Midshipmen.
It was Navy's largest margin of victory in the series since 1978. Last year Air Force won the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy, presented to the winner of the games among the three major service academies, Army, Navy and Air Force.
"I'm proud of our guys," Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo said. "They worked hard for this all year. Last year was one of the most painful losses I have been a part of in athletics. Our guys were resolute the whole year."
East Carolina 49, SMU 23: James Summers entered in the second quarter, passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more for the visiting Pirates. Summers entered with East Carolina trailing 23-7. The junior had a 27-yard touchdown run in the first half and hit Trevon Brown for a 4-yard score early in the second half for the lead.