Houston QB King runs, passes past Tebow into record book

Field Level Media

September 20, 2019 at 7:03 am.

The Tulane Green Wave scored a last-second touchdown to knock off visiting Houston 38-31 in New Orleans on Thursday night, but not before Cougars quarterback D’Eriq King etched his name into the FBS record book.

King, a senior, threw for two touchdowns within the game’s first 15:17, and then scored one of his own less than a minute and a half later, giving him 15 straight games with both rushing and passing touchdowns in the same game.

The previous record was 14, which he shared with Tim Tebow, who as a sophomore won a Heisman Trophy for the Florida Gators in 2007.

King’s first passing touchdown came on the game’s first play from scrimmage, a 75-yard pass play to wide receiver Marquez Stevenson. Just 17 seconds into the second quarter, King hooked up with Keith Corbin for a 28-yard touchdown pass.

A Tulane fumble gave Houston the ball back on the Green Wave’s 35-yard line, and after King threw a pair of incomplete passes, he went the distance for the record-setting touchdown run.

King finished with 116 yards rushing on 17 carries, and 229 yards passing on 16 of 33 completions with one interception.

Tebow began his streak in the final game of the 2006 season, and encompassed all 13 games of the 2007 season.