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Texans Rally For OT Win Over Titans

Updated: Sunday, September 15 2013, 04:21 PM CDT

The Houston Texans drafted DeAndre Hopkins to take pressure off star receiver Andre Johnson.


Hopkins delivered, grabbing a 3-yard touchdown reception in overtime to lift Houston to a 30-24 win over Tennessee on Sunday.


With Johnson out after being shaken up in the fourth quarter, Hopkins reached above Jason McCourty and pulled in the pass from Matt Schaub to give Houston the victory.


The Texans (2-0) needed a franchise-record 21-point comeback to win their opener at San Diego 31-28.


On Sunday, they charged back from an eight-point, fourth-quarter deficit against the Titans (1-1).


Arian Foster's 1-yard touchdown and 2-point conversion tied it at 24-24 with less than two minutes left.


Houston forced a punt and got within field goal range after that. But Randy Bullock's 46-yard field goal attempt bounced off the left upright to force overtime. It was his third miss of the day.


Hopkins, a first-round pick, finished with seven receptions for 117 yards. Schaub threw for 298 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.


Jake Locker threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Johnson ran for 96 yards for Tennessee.


Houston's Brian Cushing had 11 tackles and two sacks and J.J. Watt added a pair of sacks.


Johnson got the Texans to the 2-yard line with a 21-yard catch to set up Foster's score. The play was first ruled an incomplete pass, but coach Gary Kubiak challenged and the call was overturned.


Johnson was shaken up on the play after a hit by Bernard Pollard and did not return.


The Titans took a one-point lead with a 10-yard touchdown grab by Delanie Walker, and extended their advantage to 24-16 when Alterraun Verner returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown on Houston's next drive.


A disastrous offensive series by the Titans ended with a safety by Houston to push the lead to 16-10 early in the fourth quarter.


The Titans had penalties for a personal foul, holding and delay of game to back them up to their 2.


On the next play, Chris Johnson carried to ball and it was spotted just outside the end zone. But Kubiak challenged the call and the ruling was reversed to give the Texans a safety. It was the second one for Tennessee in as many weeks.


Houston took the lead when Owen Daniels stretched out to grab a 12-yard touchdown reception near the back of the end zone to make it 14-10 in the third quarter.


The Texans got a boost on that drive when Schaub completed an 11-yard pass to Hopkins and was knocked in the helmet by Ropati Pitoitua to add a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty onto the play.


Then the Texans' defense went to work. Watt sacked Locker on first down for a 7-yard loss and the Titans soon had to punt.


The Texans wasted no time getting going, scoring on their fifth play of the game when Schaub found Garrett Graham on a 1-yard pass. A career-long 60-yard run by Ben Tate got Houston to the 6-yard line.


Tate got a couple extra yards out of the nifty run when he stiff-armed a defender a darted away.


But that drive was one of the few offensive bright spots on Sunday until overtime.


Tennessee tied it when Locker connected with Kendall Wright on a 6-yard touchdown. The Titans received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for the choreographed dance that Wright, Johnson and Britt did after the score.


Houston's offense struggled on Sunday after its opening drive, and Bullock missed 50-yard field goals in the first and second quarters.


Pollard intercepted Schaub near the end of the first half, and Rob Bironas -- who had missed from 48 earlier in the second quarter -- made a 47-yard try to put Tennessee up 10-7 at halftime.


(AP)

Texans Rally For OT Win Over Titans


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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

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