King has hand in 5 TDs, leads Houston past Tulsa 41-26
Houston, trailing 26-17 early in the fourth quarter, scored 17 points in 91 seconds — during a 24-0 spurt. Dalton Witherspoon kicked a go-ahead, 27-26, field goal with 7:51 to go and the Cougars led by 15 points seven plays later.
Houst Emeke Egbule recovered a fumble, leading to Romello Brooker’s 9-yard touchdown catch for a 34-26 lead. Tulsa’s next offensive play ended in Deontay Anderson’s interception and Marquez Stevenson scored on a 6-yard grab.
King had 165 yards passing, with two interceptions, and 117 yards rushing for Houston (4-1, 1-0 American Athletic Conference). The Cougars, the nation’s leader in total offense at 608.5 yards per game, turned it over three times and gained 477 total yards.