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O'Korn leads Houston to 25-15 win over Memphis

Memphis' Chris Morley, right, breaks up pass intended for Houston' Markeith Ambles, left, during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Houston.  (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)

Memphis' Chris Morley, right, breaks up pass intended for Houston' Markeith Ambles, left, during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game at BBVA Compass Stadium Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Melissa Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

John O'Korn threw for 198 yards and a touchdown and Kenneth Farrow ran for two second-half touchdowns as Houston overcame a slow start to defeat Memphis 25-15 Saturday and remain undefeated.

O'Korn finished 13 of 30 and Deontay Greenberry caught four passes for 76 yards for the Cougars (5-0, 2-0 American), who were out-gained 349 yards to 247.

Paxton Lynch was 21 of 41 for 222 yards passing, and Brandon Hayes rushed 12 times for 72 yards to lead the Tigers (1-4, 0-2), who committed four turnovers - all fumbles. Mose Frazier caught five passes for 81 yards.

Trailing 15-10 midway through the third, Farrow put the Cougars ahead with a 1-yard run and followed that by taking O'Korn's shovel pass in for a two-point conversion.

Farrow extended the lead to 25-15 with a 6-yard run with 10 minutes remaining.

Jake Elliot had five field goals for Memphis.