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Houston’s D’Eriq King matches 14-year-old college football record with passing, rushing TDs

Houston quarterback D'Eriq King (4) runs past Washington State linebacker Jahad Woods (13) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Houston. (Eric Christian Smith / AP)

HOUSTON – A 13-year-old college football record was matched Friday night, at Washington State’s expense in the Advocare Texas Kickoff against Houston.

Dual-threat Houston quarterback D’Eriq King became the first player to both pass and rush for a touchdown in 14 consecutive games since 2006, when former Florida signal-caller Tim Tebow accomplished the feat while playing for the national champion Gators.

After a scoreless first quarter, King opened things up by rifling a 13-yard touchdown pass to Marquez Stevenson to make it 7-0 Houston.

Then, with 3:09 to play in the same quarter, King shoved his way into the end zone from a yard out to match Tebow.

The dynamic Houston QB was responsible for an American Athletic Conference record in 2018, scoring 50 total touchdowns for the Cougars – 36 through the air and another 14 on the ground – despite missing 2½ games with an injury.