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Sunday, June 4, 2023


Junior back recognized for standout game

Junior running back Charles Sims broke off career-long runs of 52 and 72 yards for touchdowns against Tulane. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar

Junior running back Charles Sims earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors for his performance in the Cougars’ 73-17 win over Tulane.

Sims rushed for a career-high 207 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries. He also caught five passes for 45 yards.

Sims has now scored either a rushing or receiving touchdown in seven straight games, four of which were multi-touchdown performances.

Sims leads the NCAA with 8.8 yards per attempt.

His nine rushing touchdowns lead UH and are tied for 34th in the nation.

After his outburst against the Green Wave, Sims now leads the Cougars with 658 rushing yards, 103 yards ahead of senior Michael Hayes.

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