Tulsa Golden Hurricane

In wild finish, No. 13 Houston holds off Tulsa 38-31

No. 13 Houston was coming off of its first loss and the Cougars were close to making it two in a row with Tulsa driving in a tie game late in the fourth quarter on Saturday night.

It was then that Houston's defense responded with two huge plays to give the Cougars a 38-31 victory .

The game was tied at 31-31 when Emeke Egbule returned a fumble 24 yards for a touchdown with 1:21 remaining. Garrett Davis knocked the ball out of the hands of quarterback Dane Evans. Egbule scooped it up and dashed into the end zone for the score.

"I just knew I had to do something with it to keep us in the game," Egbule said.

Tulsa (4-2, 1-1 American) had a chance to...