Following each game CougarsDen.com will recognize the standout performers by handing out our game balls. Here are the game balls from Houston's 40-17 victory of Tulane on Saturday afternoon.
Ryan Jackson: The true freshman standout answered big time with Houston's top two runners out of action after Kenneth Farrow left the game with an apparent leg injury. Jackson finished the contest with 129 yards and two touchdowns on 16 rushing attempts.
Ronnie Williams: The senior wideout had his best game of the season and had several key plays in the first quarter which put Houston out front. Williams finished with a team high ten receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
Dewayne Peace: Peace made an excellent return for Houston on Saturday with a team high 101 yards receiving on seven receptions he averaged 14.4 yards per reception and was key in Houston's victory.
Deontay Greenberry: The true freshman receiver continues to show positive signs for Houston's future at the receiver position. Greenberry finished with 93 yards receiving on just three receptions including a nice 61-yard reception in which he utilized his blockers to perfection.
Thomas Bates: The redshirt junior did an excellent job filling the shoes of senior standout D.J. Hayden, Bates was tied with a team high 11 tackles and has one pass broken up.
Phillip Steward: The senior anchor at linebacker capped off an excellent career with the Cougars on Saturday afternoon. He wasn't tops in tackles this week but did finish with eight tackles and a key interception early in the game when Tulane was driving which killed any momentum the Green Wave had.
Adrian McDonald: The true freshman had his biggest game of his young career on Saturday with eight tackles and two forced fumbles and is another example of the future that is yet to come for the Cougars.
Matt Hogan: The senior placekicker capped off his Cougar career in excellent fashion on Saturday going a perfect 4-of-4 on field goal attempts and converting all four of his PAT attempts as well.
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