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Watch live: Ward, No. 6 Houston running away from UConn

Greg Ward Jr. has run for a TD and thrown for two more as the 4-0 Cougars look to avenge last season's upset loss to UConn, live on ESPN and streaming live in the ESPN App/WatchESPN.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston QB Greg Ward Jr. has 10 games with at least one passing TD and one rushing TD since the start of 2015, tied with Lamar Jackson for 2nd-most in FBS over that span (Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes are tied with an FBS 11 such games since the start of last season).

Thomas gets UConn on the board

Noel Thomas catches a pass from Bryant Shirreffs and scampers 62 yards for a touchdown to get the Huskies on the scoreboard against Houston. The Cougars lead 28-7 at halftime.

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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

USC right tackle Zach Banner will be a game-time decision Saturday against Arizona State with an ankle injury. Coach Clay Helton said after practice Thursday that Banner is about 80 percent and if he is unable to play, both Chuma Edoga and Jordan Simmons will play.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

How about that KU defense? Texas Tech lost a bit of its offensive edge with a 14-0 lead, but credit the Jayhawks -- big hits and they're getting after Mahomes. The Jayhawks got three consecutive stops, including an interception by Fish Smithson and a safety on a botched punt. It's 14-2 in Lubbock.

No slowing down Houston's Ward Jr.

Greg Ward Jr. threw his second TD pass of the second quarter, finding Steven Dunbar for 15 yards in the back of the end zone.

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ESPN @espn

Greg Ward Jr. has taken plenty of hits in the first half, but he's got No. 6 Houston rolling vs. UConn 21-0 on ESPN. es.pn/2dyVokA

ESPN @espn

Greg Ward Jr. has taken plenty of hits in the first half, but he's got No. 6 Houston rolling vs. UCONN 21-0 on ESPN. es.pn/2dyVokA

Houston takes command in second quarter

Greg Ward Jr. finds Tyler McCloskey in the flat for a 3-yard TD as Houston takes a 21-0 on UConn in the second quarter.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Ward Jr.'s second-quarter TD run was his 25th TD run in the last two seasons, most of any FBS QB according to ESPN Stats and Information.

Houston increases lead on UConn

Dillon Birden shows some power by breaking a tackle and plunging in for 1-yard touchdown to give the Cougars a 14-0 lead over the Huskies.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Only 40 passing yards for Patrick Mahomes II on Texas Tech's second touchdown drive. That's got to be disappointing. In all seriousness, Tech is meeting almost no resistance from the Kansas secondary in the first quarter tonight. Mahomes hit 9 of 10 throws for 120 yards as the Red Raiders scored twice in the first five minutes.

Ward Jr. takes big hit, comes back into game

Houston's Greg Ward Jr.gets flattened by UConn's Junior Joseph after throwing an incomplete pass. He left the game but returned after missing one play.

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SportsCenter @SportsCenter

Touchdown Bengals! That drive was all A.J. Green as he totals 3 catches for 77 yards and a TD to put Cincy up, 10-7.

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TOUCHDOWN BENGALS! AJ Green makes a man miss and gets in for the score. Cincy leads Miami, 10-7.

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Houston's Ward knifes through UCOnn D

Greg Ward Jr. finds no open receivers and then scrambles 30 yards for a touchdown to put the Cougars on the board in the second quarter against UConn. Houston leads 7-0 on ESPN.

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Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

A little thing they call the "Cage Sway" before the game. The Houston players do this in front of the student section before every home game at TDECU Stadium

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