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.