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TicketCity Bowl 2012: Final Stats

Here are the final stats from Penn State's 30-14 loss on Monday afternoon against Houston in the TicketCity Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.

Case Keenum put up the big air numbers for Houston, throwing for 532 yards and three touchdowns on 45-69 passing. Rob Bolden led the Nittany Lions with 137 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions on 7-26 passing.

On the ground, Charles Sims was the leading rusher for the Cougars, racking up 39 yards on six carries. Michael Hayes had 20 yards on two carries as well. For Penn State, Stephfon Green led the way in his final game in Blue and White, putting up 63 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Silas Redd had 53 yards on 14 carries and wildcat quarterback Bill Belton picked up 38 yards on six carries.

Houston's Patrick Edwards far and away led everyone in receiving yards, racking up 228 with two touchdowns on nine receptions. Justin Johnson had a game-high 12 catches for 148 yards and a touchdown while Tyron Carrier had 58 yards on nine receptions.

For the game, the Cougars outgained the Lions 600-305. Houston had 24 first downs to Penn State's 14 and the Cougars forced three turnovers to the Lions' zero.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.