Houston jumps out early, rolls past Sam Houston

Donovan Smith passed for 294 yards and Parker Jenkins rushed for 105 yards on 20 carries in Houston’s 38-7 victory Saturday over visiting Sam Houston.Smith completed 31 of 40 pass attempts with a touchdown and Jenkins scored on three touchdown runs.Houston (2-2) amassed 538 yards of total offense compared to 178 by Sam Houston (0-3).The Cougars took control in the first, jumping out to a 24-7 lead heading into halftime.The Cougars did not punt in the first half. The Bearkats punted four times.Houston put together three possessions that resulted in Jenkins touchdown runs in the first half after Sam Houston took a 7-3 lead two 6:02 left in the first quarter on a 2-yard scoring run by Trapper Pannell.Pannell’s score was Sam Houston’s first touchdown of the season.The Bearkats lost at BYU 14-0 and at home against Air Force 13-3 in the first two games.Jenkins’ first touchdown run of 4 yards culminated a nine-play, 72-yard drive and his second one of 1 yard ended a nine-play, 78-yard possession.His last touchdown, with 49 seconds left in the half, was a 2-yard run that completed an eight-play, 56-yard drive.