What We Saw: Memphis 48 Houston 44

The Tom Herman era at Houston looks like it ended in a loss to the Memphis Tigers on the road Friday. After sleepwalking through the first quarter the Coogs came back and made a game of it but came up short. 

Here's what we saw:

You can always count on...

Greg Ward. Ward accounted for over 500 yards of total offense, shredding the Tigers for 487 yards through the air and four touchdowns. He accounted for a team best 65 yards on the ground. 

Houston really missed...

Kenneth Farrow and Ryan Jackson at the running back position. It's a void they've been unable to fill all season. Last year the Cougars rushed for over 3,300 yards, this season that number has fallen by almost half with still another game to play. Duke Catalon was expected to step into the breach but he's been inconsistent. That's how Houston's offense ends up throwing the football 69 times on Friday. 

It was over when...

Riley Ferguson hit Anthony Miller for the touchdown with 19 seconds left that put the Tigers up for good. Memphis' drive answered Houston's drive that gave the Cougars the lead with just under 1:30 left. Miller by the way accounted for 15 catches 169 yards and two scores. 

Houston awaits a bowl invitation finishing 9-3.

Posted on November 26, 2016 and filed under Houston, Southwest Round-Up.