Clayton Tune Throws 2 TDs as Houston Tops Auburn in 2021 Birmingham Bowl

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Clayton Tune Throws 2 TDs as Houston Tops Auburn in 2021 Birmingham Bowl

Houston ended its 2021 season on a high note with a 17-13 win over Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl. 

Quarterback Clayton Tune led the way with two passing touchdowns for the Cougars in what was effectively a road game at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, Alabama.

Down three in the fourth quarter, Tune connected with Jake Herslow for the go-ahead touchdown with just over three minutes remaining:

The Cougars lost two turnovers and went over 30 minutes of game time between points, but they found a way to win with strong defense and clutch offensive plays.

Houston improved to 12-2, the third season in school history with at least 12 wins. It represents a major turnaround for head coach Dana Holgorsen, who went just 7-13 in his first two years with the program.

It's also the team's first bowl win since winning the Peach Bowl after the 2015 season.

Auburn (6-7) ends the year with five straight losses in the first season under Bryan Harsin. With former starting quarterback Bo Nix transferring to Oregon, backup TJ Finley couldn't muster enough offense for the Tigers in Tuesday's defeat.

This article will be updated shortly to provide more information on this game.

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from Bleacher Report

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