Houston closes stadium with 40-17 win over Tulane

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Houston running back Ryan Jackson (22) fumbles as he is upended by Tulane cornerback Darion Monroe (2) trying to score during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in Houston. The Cougars retained possession, but settled for a field goal on the drive. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool) MANDATORY CREDIT.


HOUSTON (AP) — Ryan Jackson rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns, Crawford Jones threw for 368 yards and two more scores, and Houston closed 70-year-old Robertson Stadium in style Saturday, beating Tulane 40-17 in both teams' season finale.

Jones hooked up with Ronnie Williams for touchdowns of 22 and 9 yards in the first quarter, and Jackson scored on a 72-yard run in the third quarter and a 9-yarder in the fourth for the Cougars (5-7, 4-4 Conference USA). Matt Hogan added four field goals.

Ryan Griffin threw for 346 yards, including touchdowns to Xavier Rush and Wilson Van Hooser, for the Green Wave (2-10, 2-6), but also had four interceptions. Tulane had six turnovers in all.

Houston finished 72-44-1 all-time at Robertson. The Cougars will play their 2013 home games at a to-be-determined site before moving into a new stadium, to be built where Robertson is now, in 2014.