Horns Dominate Cougars

No. 3 Texas 41, Houston 11




(Austin-AP) -- Cedric Benson ran for 160 yards on 37 carries and

Chris Simms passed for two touchdowns tonight as third-ranked Texas

defeated Houston 41-to-11.

Beau Trahan scored a touchdown on a fake field goal, and Michael

Huff returned an interception for a TD for the Longhorns (3-0), who

beat their old Southwest Conference rivals for the seventh straight


Texas has outscored the Cougars (2-2) 142-to-37 over the last

three years.

Although much improved over last season's 0-to-11 effort,

Houston managed just 152 yards of total offense.

Simms completed 20 of 30 passes for 233 yards even as his best

receiver, Roy Williams, was on the sideline most of the night with

a strained hamstring.

Simms also made the defensive play of the game with a

touchdown-saving tackle after his first interception of the season.