Jonathan Banks threw for a career-high 251 yards and Terren Encalade caught a career-long 64-yard go-ahead touchdown with 6:13 left to help Tulane beat Houston 20-17 on Saturday night.
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Alabama DB Minkah Fitzpatrick, Georgia LB Roquan Smith, Houston DT Ed Oliver, Iowa LB Josey Jewell and North Carolina State DE Bradley Chubb are the finalists for the Bronco Nagurski Trophy, given to the nation's top defensive player.
D'Eriq King threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score, the Cougars converted three turnovers into scores, and Houston became bowl eligible, beating East Carolina 52-27 on Saturday.
Houston QB D'Eriq King talks to Matt Schick, Ryan McGee and Jake Trotter about the Cougars' progress, winning for Houston, playing for Major Applewhite and much more.
D'Eriq King kept Houston's hopes alive with a 30-yard completion on fourth-and-24, then finished a game-winning drive with a 20-yard touchdown run with 11 seconds remaining, lifting the Cougars over No. 17 South Florida 28-24 on Saturday.
Bulls given edge over Cougars
South Florida has yet to lose a game, and that doesn't seem likely to change this week. According to ESPN's FPI, the No. 17 Bulls are clear favorites Saturday vs. the Cougars.
He's a 6-foot-7, 28-year-old sophomore from Australia who used to be an ice cream salesman. Houston punter Dane Roy is not your typical college football punter.