The Louisville Cardinals beat Houston Saturday night 20-13 after Dominique Brown ran for a career-high 137 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cards trailed 13-10 at halftime, before turning to Brown, who carried 11 times in the third quarter for 50 yards and a touchdown run. Brown finished with 27 carries.
In the second half, the Card’s defense awakened to hold the Cougars to just 41 yards. It’s U of L’s third straight victory and it helps them stay within reach of first-place Central Florida.
Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater completed 19-of-29 passes for 209 yards but had his streak of 21 games with a touchdown pass end at 21. DeVante Parker had four receptions for 72 yards, including a 39-yarder that set up Brown’s second TD run.