End of first quarter. Houston leads Cincinnati 3-0 after the opening 15 minutes, but Dalton completed a 50-yard pass to A.J. Green after the Texans’ field goal, moving the Bengals into the red zone. The teams combined for just three first downs in the quarter.
Field goal. Houston fails to punch it into the end zone after the turnover, but Ka’imi Fairbairn converts a 26-yard field goal to give Houston a 3-0 lead. Following a false start penalty, the Texans’ D’Onta Foreman runs for two short gains and Watson throws an incomplete pass after being forced out of the pocket.
The Bengals are still without a first down. John Ross fumbles and Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney recovers the lose football. He returns it to the Cincinnati 20 to put Houston in position to score.
Dallas had Denver stopped and forced a 50-yard field goal. But Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence is called for a personal foul, prolonging Denver’s drive.
Touchdown Dallas. Following the turnover and a short run by Ezekiel Elliott, Dak Prescott finds Dez Bryant on the right side of the end zone to tie the score at 7-7.
Denver turns it over. Demarcus Lawrence comes free on a rush up the middle and brings down Siemian, who fumbles the football. Dallas’ Maliek Collins picks up the lose ball and brings it to the Denver 3-yard line, where the Cowboys will take over.
Behind senior tackle Martinas Rankin and junior linemen Elgton Jenkins and Deion Calhoun, Mississippi State junior running back Aeris Williams added 146 rushing yards on 23 carries.
Oklahoma senior quarterback Baker Mayfield continued to be the Heisman front-runner by throwing for 331 yards and four touchdowns without an interception in a 56-14 win over Tulane.