Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Matt Schaub hit DeAndre Hopkins in the back
right corner of the end zone to lift the Houston Texans to a 30-24 win over
the Tennessee Titans in overtime.
Houston (2-0) trailed 24-16 with just over three minutes left, but drove 87
yards in eight plays, capped by an Arian Foster touchdown, to tie things up
with 1:53 to play.
After forcing a three-and-out, Houston took over on its own 22-yard line.
Schaub hit Keshawn Martin with a short pass, and he broke a tackle and
scurried down the right sideline down to the Titans' 46.
A 12-yard completion to Owen Daniels got the Texans within field goal
Randy Bullock, who had missed a pair field goal tries earlier in the game,
lined up for the kick four times, and after having two stopped by timeouts and
a blocked try erased by an offside penalty, the rookie banged a his 46-yard
try off the left upright, sending the game to over time.
The Texans took over in the bonus period. Foster ripped off a 16-yard rush and
Ben Tate followed with a 13-yard pickup to get deep into the Tennessee zone.
A 25-yard completion to Hopkins along the right sideline put the ball inside
the Titans' 1-yard line. Foster was stood up on first down and Hopkins
couldn't come up with Schaub's pass on second, but they went right back to the
rookie receiver on third down for the game-winner, an over-the-shoulder grab
in the corner.
Schaub finished the game 26-for-48 passing for 298 yards, three touchdowns and
a pair of interceptions and Hopkins hauled in seven passes for 117 yards and a
score. Tate led the rushing attack with 93 yards on nine carries, and Foster
rushed for 79 yards and a score on 19 carries for Houston, which defeated the
San Diego Chargers in the season-opener.
Jake Locker completed 17-of-30 passes for 148 yards and two touchdowns and
Chris Johnson rushed for 96 yards for the Titans (1-1), who beat the
Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 1.