HOUSTON, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Charles Sims ran for two touchdowns Saturday, helping 18th-ranked Houston beat SMU 38-15 in a Conference USA tussle at Houston's Robertson Stadium.
Sims finished with 105 yards on 15 carries and scored once in each half.
Tyron Carrier scored on a 92-yard third-quarter kickoff return.
Quarterback Case Keenum completed 25-of-36 passes for 233 yards with one touchdown, and Patrick Edwards scored once on nine receptions for 122 yards for the Cougars (6-1, 2-1), who have won three in a row.
In his 23rd straight game with a touchdown pass, Keenum also surpassed the 10,000-yard plateau.
SMU quarterback Kyle Padron, playing in place of the injured Bo Levi Mitchell (concussion), passed for 141 yards with one touchdown.
Shawnbrey McNeal added 95 yards on 15 carries with one touchdown, while Aldrick Robinson scored once for the Mustangs (3-4, 2-1), who have lost four of five.