Henry runs for 2 TDs, leads Houston over Navy 28-20

Navy_Houston_Football_68439 Navy quarterback Maasai Maynor (9) is sacked by Houston defensive lineman Atlias Bell (93) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
Navy_Houston_Football_89009 Houston wide receiver Nathaniel Dell (1) is tackled by Navy cornerback Jamal Glenn (16) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
Navy_Houston_Football_00927 Navy quarterback Xavier Arline (7) throws the ball away to avoid being sacked by Houston linebacker Deontay Anderson (2) during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
Navy_Houston_Football_17386 Navy quarterback Maasai Maynor (9) attempts to throw a pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
Navy_Houston_Football_89586 Houston defensive lineman Atlias Bell (93) reacts to sacking Navy's Maasai Maynor during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
Navy_Houston_Football_58568 Houston safety Gervarrius Owens (32) reacts to defeating Navy in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston. Houston won, 28-20.
Navy_Houston_Football_78916 Houston offensive lineman Patrick Paul (76) reacts to defeating Navy in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston. Houston won, 28-20.
Navy_Houston_Football_11609 Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen stands on the sideline against Navy during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
Navy_Houston_Football_27534 Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo stands on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
Navy_Houston_Football_40006 Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo stands on the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in Houston.
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HOUSTON (AP) — Ta’Zhawn Henry ran for a pair of second-half touchdowns to lead Houston over Navy 28-20 on Saturday night in an American Athletic Conference opener.

Henry’s 2-yard touchdown run pulled Houston (3-1, 1-0) to 17-10 late in the third quarter. Clayton Tune threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Jones early in the fourth before Henry’s 1-yard TD run stretched the Cougars’ lead to 28-17 with 12:08 to play.

Henry finished with 54 yards rushing on 11 carries. Tune was 22-of-30 passing for 257 yards. Marcus Jones returned a punt 73 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter for the Cougars.

Xavier Arline had a 40-yard touchdown run for Navy (0-3, 0-1) in the first quarter. Isaac Ruoss scored on a 1-yard run that gave the Midshipmen a 17-7 lead at the break. Bijan Nichols made field goals from 30 and 36 yards.

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