HOUSTON - Stefan LeFors threw for 317 yards and three touchdowns and Eric Shelton rushed for three scores, keeping Louisville in the hunt for a Bowl Championship Series berth with a 65-27 win over Houston on Saturday night.
The Cardinals scored the game's final 30 in a little over 10 minutes to turn a close game into a rout. Louisville's final touchdown came on Deriontae Taylor's 6-yard run with 1:47 left.
Ranked 10th in this week's BCS standings, Louisville's chance to get into one of the four BCS bowls was improved greatly by Michigan's loss to Ohio State. The Cardinals still play Cincinnati and Tulane.
Louisville, which boasts the nation's No. 1 offense, had little trouble moving the ball. The Cardinals rolled to 666 yards, gained 9.7 yards a play and scored more than 50 for the fifth time this season.
MEMPHIS 38, ECU 35: DeAngelo Williams rushed for 195 yards and four touchdowns, and Steven Gostkowski made a tiebreaking field goal with six seconds left for the visiting Tigers.
East Carolina tied it at 35 on James Pinkney's 60-yard touchdown pass to Will Bland. But the Tigers drove back down, and quarterback Danny Wimprine hit Maurice Avery on a slant to put Memphis in range for Gostkowski's winning 35-yard kick.
UAB 20, ARMY 14: Darrell Hackney completed 20 of 32 passes for 199 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Blazers, who boosted their shot at their first bowl game since moving to Division I-A in 1996.
TCU 42, SO. MISS 17: Brandon Hassell rushed for three touchdowns and threw for another for the host Horned Frogs. Texas Christian needs a win Saturday against Tulane to become bowl eligible.