Southland Conference

No. 6 Houston beats Lamar 42-0 in 6 hour, 18 minute game

About the only thing that slowed down the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars on Saturday was bad weather that led to a 3 1/2-hour delay.

The Cougars easily overcame the absence of injured quarterback Greg Ward Jr. as well as the marathon lightning delay for a 42-0 victory over Lamar.

"I'm really proud of the entire team really for handling that kind of adversity," coach Tom Herman said. "We train for that kind of chaos."

With Ward on the sideline nursing an injured right shoulder, backup Kyle Postma ran 39 yards for a score in the first quarter in a game that lasted six hours, 18 minutes.

The Cougars had three players top 100 yards rushing for the...