The Houston Cougars rallied from a 31-6 deficit to defeat the Pittsburgh Panthers, 35-34, in the Armed Forces Bowl.
Houston appeared to be on the receiving end of a blowout against Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Bowl as they trailed, 31-6, in the fourth quarter.
However, the Cougars rallied with 29 points in the fourth quarter. The Cougars scored three touchdowns quickly, and the last two were scored in the final two minutes.
Quarterback Greg Ward Jr. threw the game-winning touchdown pass with a minute remaining, and the Cougars successfully executed a two-point conversion to take the lead.
Ward threw for 274 yards and three touchdown passes on 15-of-24 passing, and running back Kenneth Farrow ran for 103 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
Wide receiver Deontay Greenberry caught four passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and he caught the game-winning touchdown pass and two-point conversion.
For the Panthers, quarterback Chad Voytik threw for 222 yards and a touchdown on 18-of-35 passing. Running back James Conner ran for 90 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries.