NFL: New England 34, Houston 31

HOUSTON, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Stephen Gostkowski kicked a pair of 53-yard field goals in the fourth quarter Sunday, rallying the New England Patriots to a 34-31 win over Houston.

NFL: New Orleans 31, Houston 23

HOUSTON, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Andy Tanner hauled down a pair of TD passes Sunday and the New Orleans Saints stayed unbeaten in the pre-season with a 31-23 win over Houston.

NFL: Houston 27, Jacksonville 7

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Arian Foster became the Texans' all-time rushing leader with 110 yards and a touchdown Sunday, helping Houston to a 27-7 victory over Jacksonville.

NFL: Houston 37, Tampa Bay 9

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Arian Foster racked up 186 total yards on the ground and through the air Sunday, powering the Houston Texans past Tampa Bay 37-9.

NFL: Houston 30, Cleveland 12

HOUSTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Arian Foster rambled for 124 yards and Ben Tate added 115 more Sunday, powering the Houston Texans past Cleveland 30-12.

NFL: Houston 41, Tennessee 7

NASHVILLE, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Arian Foster scored a pair of rushing touchdowns and added another on a long pass reception Sunday, sparking the Houston Texans' 41-7 rout of Tennessee.

NFL: Houston 23, Miami 13

MIAMI, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Matt Schaub connected on two touchdown passes and rookie Ben Tate ran for 103 yards Sunday in the Houston Texans' 23-13 win over Miami.

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Foster returns to practice for Texans

HOUSTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Houston's Arian Foster returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since aggravating a left hamstring pull Aug. 27 and is expected to play Sunday.

NFL: Houston 34, Indianapolis 7

HOUSTON, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Matt Schaub went 17-of-24 passing for 220 yards and a touchdown Sunday and the Houston Texans humbled Indianapolis 34-7 in the season opener for both teams.

COL FB: Auburn 33, Mississippi 20

AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Ben Tate rushed for 144 yards with one touchdown on 25 carries Saturday, helping Auburn upset No. 22 Mississippi 33-20.

COL FB: Vanderbilt 14, Auburn 13

NASHVILLE, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Mackenzi Adams threw two touchdown passes Saturday to pace the 19th-ranked Vanderbilt Commodores to a 14-13 win over the 14th-ranked Auburn Tigers.

COL FB: Auburn 14, Tennessee 12

AUBURN, Ala., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Chris Todd threw the game's only touchdown pass Saturday when 16th-ranked Auburn took advantage of Tennessee mistakes and held on for a 14-12 win.

COL FB: Auburn 27, Southern Miss 13

AUBURN, Ala., Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Ben Tate, Tristan Davis and Kodi Burns rushed for touchdowns Saturday, propelling 10th-ranked Auburn to a 27-13 victory over Southern Mississippi.

COL FB: Auburn 34, Louisiana-Monroe 0

AUBURN, Ala., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Robert Dunn scored on a 66-yard punt return Saturday to highlight 11th-ranked Auburn's 34-0 victory over Louisiana-Monroe.
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Ben Tate
Auburn running back Ben Tate (44) runs for first down yardage against Tulane in the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Al., October 21, 2006. Tate carried 26 times for 156 yards and one touchdown. Auburn defeated Tulane 38-13. (UPI Photo/John Dickerson)..

Ben Tate (born August 21, 1988 in Salisbury, Maryland) is an American football running back who currently plays in the National Football League for the Houston Texans. He set several Maryland high school football records before being recruited to play football at Auburn.

As a junior at Stephen Decatur High School, Tate set the Maryland state single-season rushing record with 2,886 yards and 41 touchdowns, averaging 221.4 yards per game. His performance earned him first-team all-state honors. Senior year tranfer at Snow Hill High School, he ran for 2,069 yards and 21 touchdowns, averaging 12.9 yards per carry while leading Snow Hill to a state runner-up finish. In 37 career games, Ben rushed 542 times for 5,920 yards and 78 touchdowns, averaging 10.9 yards per carry and 160 yards per game. He also had 210 career receiving yards. Tate also set the Maryland state records for both career yards rushing (5,920) and totally career offensive yards (6,123). For his senior performance, he was awarded the Gatorade State Player of the year and was a consensus all-state pick. He was ranked No. 6 nationally among running backs and the No. 5 player from the state of Maryland by Rivals.com.

Upon graduation from Snow Hill High School, Ben received scholarship offers from Auburn, Florida, Penn State, Maryland, North Carolina and many more before accepting a scholarship to Auburn University. Ultimately, Tate chose Auburn because of its storied history of successful running backs.

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