Posted November 09, 2011 on AP on Fox
Charles Sims rushed for a career-high 207 yards, including touchdown runs of 72 and 52 yards, and No. 11 Houston continued the best start in Cougars history with a 73-17 victory over Tulane on Thursday night. Case Keenum passed for 325 yards, including touchdowns of 66, 23 and 8 yards to Patrick Edwards, who also scored on a 70-yard punt return. Houston (10-0, 6-0 Conference USA), which came in averaging 52.7 points per game, was held without a point in the first quarter, snapping a streak of 19 straight quarters with a score. Houston responded with five touchdowns in the second quarter, beginning with Bryce Beall's 11-yard scoring run that was set up by Sims' 56-yard scamper. Orleans Darwka rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns for Tulane (2-9, 1-6).
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