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Name: Clayton Tune 
College: Houston     Number: 3
Height: 6-3   Weight: 220
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2023

40 Low: 4.58
   40 Time: 4.64
  40 High: 4.68

> Projected Round: 7  Stock:    

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6024
Weight: 220

Zybek PD3X AKA "Official"
40 Yard Dash (ET):
 4.64
40 Yard Dash (HH): 4.60
20 Yard (ET): 2.63
20 Yard (HH): 2.57
10 Yard (ET): 1.55
10 Yard (HH): 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 
Vertical Jump: 37 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.25
3-Cone Drill: 6.89
Projected 4.70

Dates: 03/23/23
Hand: 09 3/8  Arm: 31 3/8
Wingspan: 75 5/8

Height: 6024
Weight: 220
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 Data Scout Notes: 2022: 1stC...PManning/PUnitas/PMaxwell/PDaveyOBrien...2021: NAC...2020: NAC



 Clayton Tune, Houston, Player News

  12/23/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune connected with Nathaniel Dell for a 12-yard touchdown with 20 seconds remaining, and Houston rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat Louisiana-Lafayette 23-16 in the Independence Bowl on Friday. The TD pass was Tune's third of the game and 40th of the season, tying him with Western Kentucky's Austin Reed for the most in the nation. Before the winning throw, he completed a 41-yard pass to KeSean Carter on third-and-30 to move Houston into Ragin' Cajuns territory. The Cougars (8-5) never led until that late touchdown as Tune heated up amid unseasonably cold temperatures in northwest Louisiana. It was 25 degrees at kickoff, with a wind chill of 12 degrees. Louisiana-Lafayette (6-7) led 13-0 midway through the second quarter and 16-6 at halftime. Tune, who finished 19 of 28 for 216 yards, led Houston on a 13-play, 70-yard drive to open the second half and hit Dell for a 2-yard touchdown that made it 16-13.

Clinging to a three-point lead, Louisiana stuffed Houston on fourth-and-short at the Ragin’ Cajuns 5-yard line midway through the third quarter, but the Cougars eventually tied the game on Kyle Ramsey's 19-yard field early in the fourth. The Ragin' Cajuns wasted a chance to retake the lead when running back Chris Smith fumbled at the Houston 4. Louisiana-Lafayette, located three hours south of Shreveport, took the opening kick and orchestrated a 15-play, 75-yard drive that ended when tight end Johnny Lumpkin made a dazzling touchdown catch in the corner of the end zone. The Cajuns got three field goals in the first half from by Kenneth Almendares (42, 42, and 22 yards). Chandler Fields finished 17 of 25 passing for 169 yards and a touchdown. Tune's first TD toss was a 33-yarder to Carter in the second quarter. Carter finished with 104 yards on three catches, and Dell had six receptions for 44 yards and the two TDs. - Houston/AP College Football


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  12/16/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2022 ALL-AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM: QB Clayton Tune, Houston, Sr.,...Tune is tied for the national lead in passing touchdowns (37). He is second in points responsible per game (21.5), third in total offense (361.2) and fifth in passing yards (3,845) and completions per game (26.33). On Saturday against Tulsa, Tune became the second Houston quarterback (155, Case Keenum, 2007-11) and first American Athletic Conference quarterback to reach 100 career passing touchdowns. - Houston Football

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  11/19/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune completed 32 of 44 passes for 435 yards and four touchdowns - two to Matthew Golden - and Houston scored the first 28 points as the Cougars beat East Carolina 42-3 on Saturday. Nathaniel Dell caught nine passes for 176 yards and his 12-yard touchdown reception opened the scoring less than 5 minutes into the game. Tune hit Christian Trahan for a 9-yard TD in the second quarter and Brandon Campbell's 5-yard touchdown run - which capped a nine-play, 92-yard drive - gave Houston (6-4, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) a 21-0 halftime lead. Golden, who finished with eight receptions for 127 yards, caught two 26-yard touchdown throws from Tune in the third quarter. Later, a 14-play, 73-yard drive that took nearly 8 minutes off the clock culminated when Ta'Zhawn Henry scored on a 3-yard run that made it 42-3 with 6:11 to play. Keaton Mitchell had 129 yards rushing on 14 carries for East Carolina (6-4, 3-3). - Houston/AP College Football

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  11/12/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune threw three touchdowns and his last one of the day with 40 seconds left was the game winner when he found Matthew Golden as Houston beat Temple 43-36 on Saturday. Temple managed to reach the Houston (6-4, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) 25-yard line but time expired. Temple (3-7, 1-5) used a 12-play, 73-yard drive that lasted five minutes that ended when E.J. Warner threw a 6-yard scoring pass to Zae Baines with 1:22 remaining to put the Owls up 36-35.

Houston then used a mere 42 seconds to go 71 yards when Tune found found a wide-open Golden who he nearly overthrew. With the win, Houston moved to 12-2 in its last 14 American Athletic Conference matchups dating to the start of the 2021 season, marking the Cougars' best 14-game stretch in league play since replicating the feat from Sept. 2, 2006 - Nov. 4, 2007. Stacy Sneed scored two rushing touchdowns and set a career high with 143 yards on the ground. It was most for a Cougar since Duke Catalon ran for 177 yards at SMU on Oct. 7, 2017. Warner threw for a single-game program-record 486 yards on 42-for-59 passing and had three touchdowns. - Houston/AP College Football


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  11/07/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  NOV 7 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Clayton Tune, Sr., QB, Houston,...Passed for 527 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed for 111 yards and a TD to account for 638 yards of total offense in a 77-63 loss at SMU. Became The American's career leader with 92 touchdown passes. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  10/31/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  OCT 31 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Clayton Tune, Sr., QB, Houston,...Tune led Houston to its third straight win as he accounted for 399 yards of total offense and had four touchdown passes in a 42-27 win against South Florida, moving the Cougars into a tie for second place in The American standings. Tune completed 31 of 37 passes (a career-high 83.8%) for 380 yards and scoring passes of 1, 52, 12 and 28 yards to help the Cougars break open what had been a 14-14 game. Tune, who surpassed 10,000 career passing yards, became the first player in American Athletic Conference history to finish a game with at least 30 completions, 300 passing yards, four touchdown passes and an 80% completion percentage. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  10/29/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune passed for 380 yards and four touchdowns, Stacy Sneed rushed for two scores and Houston beat South Florida 42-27 on Saturday. Tune went over 10,000 career yards after finding Peyton Sawyer in the corner of the end zone to take a 28-14 lead with 55 seconds left before halftime. Tune's fourth touchdown came on a 28-yard flea-flicker to KeSean Carter early in the fourth quarter.

Tune was 31-of-37 passing for Houston (5-3, 3-1 American Athletic Conference). Nathaniel Dell caught nine passes for 112 yards and two touchdowns, and Carter added 102 yards receiving and one touchdown. Dell was left wide open for a 52-yard score early in the second quarter. Brian Battie rushed for 106 yards, on 12 carries, and two touchdowns for South Florida (1-7, 0-4). Katravis Marsh passed for 275 yards and Xavier Weaver had 84 yards receiving. - Houston/AP College Football


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  10/24/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  OCT 24 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Clayton Tune, Sr., QB, Houston,...Tune threw five touchdown passes to lead Houston to a 38-20 win at Navy. He staked the Cougars to a 21-7 halftime lead with three TD passes in the first half and had a pair of second half touchdowns to help Houston answer the Midshipmen's comeback bid. Tune completed 21 of 30 passes for 261 yards and added 43 rushing yards to finish with 304 yards of total offense. He became the sixth FBS player this season to throw five or more touchdown passes without an interception in a game. - American Athletic Football

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  10/22/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune threw for five touchdowns, with two scores apiece from Nathaniel Dell and Sam Brown, to help Houston beat Navy 38-20 on Saturday. Tune had touchdowns of 6, 11, 3, 7 and 4 yards. He was 21 of 30 for 261 yards. Tune passed for three touchdowns in the first half to build a 21-7 lead - Houston's first halftime lead of the season. Tune connected with Dell twice in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead, and Houston was driving on its third possession before Brandon Campbell fumbled it into the end zone for a Navy touchback.

Brown, a West Virginia transfer, made his first touchdown grab for Houston to make it 31-14. Dell had eight grabs for 93 yards and Brown had 33 yards for Houston (4-3, 2-1 American Athletic Conference). Tai Lavatai was intercepted two times and Daba Fofana rushed for 89 yards and a score for Navy (2-5, 2-3). Daniel Davies had a field-goal attempt blocked with 46 seconds left before halftime and he was wide left early in the third quarter. - Houston/AP College Football


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  10/10/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  OCT 10 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Clayton Tune, Sr., QB, Houston,...Tune engineered Houston's comeback from a 19-point deficit in the fourth quarter to lead the Cougars to a 33-32 win at Memphis. He completed 36 of 57 passes for 366 yards and three fourth-quarter touchdown passes to bring Houston back from a 26-7 deficit. Tune went 15-for-19 for 147 yards and the three TDs in the fourth quarter to help Houston become the first FBS team in 2022 to win after facing a fourth-quarter deficit of at least 19 points. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  10/08/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune threw a pair of touchdown passes inside the final two minutes as Houston scored 26 fourth-quarter points to stun Memphis 33-32 on Friday night. Tune tossed a 13-yard touchdown pass to KeSean Carter that capped a 12-play, 75-yard drive to pull Houston to 32-26 with 1:17 to play. Houston took possession following the ensuing onside kick. Tune and Carter connected six plays later for the game-winner on a 2-yard touchdown with 18 seconds to play. Houston (3-3, 1-1 American Athletic Conference) has won two straight against Memphis (4-2, 2-1) since ending a five-game losing streak to the Tigers in a 31-13 home win last season.

Tune finished 36-of-57 passing for 366 yards with three touchdowns. Sam Brown had nine receptions for 116 yards and Nathaniel Dell made 10 catches for 81 yards and a score. Carter had four receptions for 36 yards. Memphis looked to be headed toward an easy victory when Seth Henigan threw a lateral to Gabriel Rogers near the sideline. Rogers then avoided three defenders and ran back toward the logo and lofted a pass to Asa Martin in the end zone for a 41-yard touchdown that stretched the Memphis lead to 26-7 with 14:50 remaining. Jayce Rogers returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown midway through the fourth quarter for Houston, but Chris Howard made his fourth field goal, a 39-yarder, to push the Tigers' lead to 32-19 with 4:04 to play. Henigan completed 21 of 32 passes for 241 yards for Memphis. - Houston/AP College Football


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  09/24/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Nelson Ceaser returned a fumble for an 11-yard score with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and Thabo Mwaniki intercepted a tipped pass on the next possession as Houston beat Rice 34-27 on Saturday to retain the Bayou Bucket for a record seventh consecutive time. Houston pinned Rice at its 6-yard line with 24 seconds left. The Owls made two catches to get to their 40 before clocking it at eight seconds. TJ McMahon launched it, Bradley Rozner came down with the ball in traffic at the Houston 9 and the officials ruled there was one second left.

Rice had no timeouts remaining but Houston took one to set up its defense. McMahon was pressured into a rushed pass and it was batted down in the end zone. Nathaniel Dell sparked the Houston (2-2) offense with seven catches for 134 yards, including a 40-yard touchdown. Clayton Tune was 19-of-26 passing for 249 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Ta'Zhawn Henry added 17 carries for 112 yards and one touchdown. McMahon passed for 334 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Rice (2-2). Rozner had 123 yards receiving and Luke McCaffrey caught seven passes for 121 yards, including a 52-yard TD. - Houston/AP College Football


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  09/05/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  SEPT 5 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Clayton Tune, Sr., QB, Houston,...Tune led Houston to a 37-35 triple-overtime win at UTSA as the Cougars snapped the Roadrunners' 10-game homefield winning streak. Tune completed 22 of 32 passes for 206 yards and delivered with the game on the line to help Houston overcome a 21-7 deficit entering the fourth quarter. Tune threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, had a touchdown run and a two-point conversion pass in the second overtime, and accounted for the game-winning points with a diving two-point rush in the third OT period. Tune finished with three touchdown passes and a touchdown run and was involved with five plays that either tied the game or gave Houston a lead. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  09/03/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Houston quarterback Clayton Tune leaped over a defender to score on a 13-yard run and the 24th-ranked Cougars escaped with 37-35 victory over UTSA in three overtimes Saturday. Per NCAA rules for a third overtime, Tune's winning run was a 2-point conversion. The Roadrunners were unable to match the score as their final pass floated out of bounds. Houston rallied from a 14-point deficit in the second half at the Alamadome to snap UTSA's 10-game home winning streak. After Tune scored on a 1-yard run and threw for the 2-point conversion in the second overtime, Roadrunners quarterback Frank Harris matched the output by running in the conversion after tossing a touchdown pass to De'Corian Clark.

Houston dominated the final quarter, maintaining possession for 10 minutes, 30 seconds in driving 77 yards on 18 plays. The drive ended with Bubba Baxa kicking a 35-yard field goal with 26 seconds remaining for a 24-21 lead. UTSA matched the feat in far less time, driving 55 yards in 23 seconds for a 37-yard field goal by Jared Sackett to force overtime. Baxa and Sackett kicked matching field goals in the first overtime. Harris completed 28 of 43 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 63 yards and a score. Tune was 22 of 32 for 206 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 51 yards and a TD. - Houston/AP College Football


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  08/31/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON MANNING AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Clayton Tune, Sr., Houston,...Tune heads into his third season as the team's starting quarterback, coming off a landmark season where he finished the year with career-highs at 287 completions, 3,550 passing yards and 30 passing touchdowns in 14 games. Currently sitting fifth in passing touchdowns and seventh in passing yards in program history, Tune looks to climb further up the Cougar record books in his last season. - Houston Football

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  07/25/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Houston's 100,000-square-foot Football Development Center will serve as the headquarters for the UH football program under head coach Dana Holgorsen. The University of Houston athletic department received an anonymous $10 million gift to help fund construction of the Football Development Center, the school announced Friday. "An eight-figure gift is rare. To have someone who believes in us, our mission, and the direction we're going while entrusting us with a significant gift is humbling," UH vice president for athletics Chris Pezman said. "I cannot express our true appreciation. It's incredibly impactful and it makes a very definitive statement about where we're going and what we're doing." The gift is part of the athletic department's Houston RISE campaign that aims to raise $150 million to upgrade and build facilities as the Cougars enter the Big 12 in July 2023. At a projected cost of $75 million, the 100,000-square-foot facility - to be located on the west side of TDECU Stadium - will serve as the headquarters for the UH football program. Construction is expected to begin this fall. - Houston Chronicle

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  07/23/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  UH linebacker Donavan Mutin shares a jersey number with teammate Clayton Tune and both are also partnering with Chastang Ford on an NIL deal. Local car dealership Chastang Ford has partnered with University of Houston football players Clayton Tune and linebacker Donavan Mutin on a name, image and likeness (NIL) deal, the company announced Tuesday. The NIL deal is the first of its kind for a UH athlete. "Our family bleeds Cougar red, and we are thrilled to connect our brand with individual student athletes who share our brand values," said Patrick Chastang, the general manager and chief operating officer of Chastang Ford.

Tune, a senior quarterback from Carrollton, is entering his final season with the Cougars. Tune posted career highs in passing yards (3,550), passing touchdowns (30) and completion percentage (68.3) as the Cougars went 12-2 and reached the American Athletic Conference championship game. He has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award. - Houston Chronicle


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  07/20/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WATCH LIST: Clayton Tune, Houston, Sr., 6-3, 215, Carrollton, Texas,...Tune posted a career year in 2021, recording career highs in games played (14), completions (287), passing yards (3,550), passing touchdowns (30), and completion percentage (68.3) while leading the Cougars to a 12-2 overall record, an appearance in the American Athletic Conference Championship game and a Birmingham Bowl victory over Auburn. His performance on the field catapulted him up the Houston record books, moving into seventh all-time in career passing yards and fifth all-time in passing touchdowns in program history. - Houston Football

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  07/19/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2022 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Clayton Tune, Houston,... In 2021, Houston quarterback Clayton Tune started all 14 games and set career highs and jumped up on program record books in numerous areas ... recorded single season career-highs in games played (14), completions (287), passing yards (3,550), passing touchdowns (30) and completion percentage (68.3) … finished second in The American in completions, passing yards and touchdowns … rose to seventh in the program's all-time career passing yards (7,926), fifth on the all-time career passing touchdown list (64) and eighth on the career completions list (622) … had a season-long rush of 42 yards along with 236 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air against Rice (Sept. 11) ... career day against No. 17 SMU thanks to 412 passing yards and four touchdowns to help secure a victory (Oct. 30) ... completed 80.8% of his passes with 385 passing yards against South Florida (Nov. 6) ... tied his career-high for passing touchdowns with four against UConn (Nov. 27) ... in the season finale he had 281 passing yards and two scores through the air against Auburn (Dec. 28). - Houston Football

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  04/20/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Tune enters his fifth and final season in search of an elusive conference title - and to join some of the Cougars' all-time quarterback greats in the record book. With 7,920 yards, Tune is on pace to join Case Keenum (19,217) and Kevin Kolb (12,964) as the only 10,000-yard passers in school history. His 64 passing touchdowns are currently fifth. Perhaps, most importantly, with the Cougars expected to be among the preseason favorites in the AAC, Tune has a chance to become just the sixth quarterback (Danny Davis, Delrick Brown, Chuck Clements, Kolb and Greg Ward Jr.) in the past 46 years to lead the Cougars to a conference title.

Tune is coming off his best season with career highs in passing yards (3,544), touchdowns (30), completions (287) and completion percentage (68.3 percentage) to lead UH to the AAC championship game and just the third 12-win season in program history. What changed? A hamstring injury. Specifically, Tune developed more of a pocket presence, relying more on a backfield led by Alton McCaskill and 1,300-yard receiver Nathaniel Dell, as he recovered from the injury suffered in Week 2. Rather than rely on instincts and athleticism, Tune began to look at defenses differently and become more comfortable at calling plays at the line. - Houston Chronicle


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  12/28/22 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune and the Houston Cougars punctuated an impressive season with a win in Southeastern Conference country. Jake Herslow caught a 26-yard, go-ahead touchdown pass from Tune with 3:27 left to help lift No. 21 Houston to a 17-13 victory over Auburn on Tuesday in the Birmingham Bowl in front of a mostly orange-and-blue crowd at Protective Stadium. The Cougars (12-2) marched 80 yards in eight plays to cap the third season in program history with at least 12 wins. They snapped a four-game bowl losing streak and won 12 of their final 13 games, the only loss after the opener coming to No. 4 Cincinnati in the American Athletic Conference championship game.

Houston coach Dana Holgorsen said this win was similar to "some other ones that we've had this year." "Just a bunch of guys that fight hard and win," Holgorsen said. "Basically, winning this game solidified this 2021 football team at the University of Houston as a great football team." The Tigers (6-7) went in the opposite direction at the end of coach Bryan Harsin's first season. They ended with five straight losses for the first time in 71 years and dropped their third bowl game in a row. Harsin was already looking ahead to, he hopes, better things. "Nobody's going to go in there and just hang their head and say, ‘Well, this is just how it is,' " Harsin said. "We're going to change it. We're going to fix it, and we're going to get better. "I mean, there is no Plan B. There's Plan A, and we're here to make this work." Game MVP Tune completed 26 of 40 passes for 283 yards and two touchdowns with an interception while also rushing for 43 yards. Nathaniel Dell caught 10 passes for 150 yards, while Alton McCaskill ran for 66 yards and caught a touchdown pass. - Houston/AP College Football


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  11/27/21 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune threw for 301 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as No. 19 Houston tuned up for next week's American Athletic Conference championship game with a 45-17 win over UConn. Nathaniel Dell caught two touchdowns and Jake Herslow and Jeremy Singleton each topped 100 receiving yards to go with a TD apiece for Houston (11-1, 8-0 American), which plays at No. 4 Cincinnati for the AAC title next Saturday. Freshman Alton McCaskill had a 31-yard touchdown run, his 16th of the year for the Cougars, but left the game in the second quarter holding his right shoulder. He finished with 54 yards on the ground.

The Cougars led 21-10 at halftime and scored on their first four possessions of the second half to put the game away. Tune completed 20 of his 31 passes in three quarters of work. UConn's Steven Krajewski had a 34-yard touchdown pass to Kevens Clercius before leaving the game in the second quarter with an injury. He was replaced by Micah Leon, who completed 10 of 13 passes for 62 yards for the Huskies (1-11). Leon left with a leg injury with 2 minutes left and was replaced by Jacob Drenn, a freshman walk-on and the fifth UConn quarterback to see action this season UConn has lost 14 consecutive games against FBS opponents. - Houston/AP College Football


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  11/19/21 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune threw for 264 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as No. 17 Houston extended its winning streak to 10 games with a 31-13 victory over Memphis on Friday night. Tune tossed a 19-yard touchdown pass to Nathaniel Dell in the second quarter but was picked off twice, the first snapping a streak of 192 attempts without an interception. The QB also rushed for 59 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown as the Cougars (10-1, 8-0 American Athletic Conference) built a 21-3 lead at halftime. "We just hammer through whatever adversity we are faced with," Tune said. "Whatever challenges it is for that week, we keep hammering and playing. Don't let outside noise and distractions get in the way of what we are trying to do. It just speaks to the character of this team and what we know we can do." Ta'Zhawn Henry rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown and Alton McCaskill rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Dell caught seven passes for 100 yards and Jeremy Singleton finished with five catches for 80 yards. Houston gained 461 yards and was 8 of 15 on third downs. Houston went undefeated in conference play for the second time in school history, matching the 2011 team. "We are a good team," Houston coach Dana Holgorsen said. "We finished the American 8-0. We've won 10 in a row. It's hard to win in college football. It's hard to win every week...I'm very proud of this football team." - Houston/AP College Football


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  11/08/21 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  NOV 8 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Clayton Tune, Jr., QB, Houston,...Tune completed 21 of 26 passes (80.7%) for 385 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 19 Houston in a 54-42 win at South Florida, keeping the Cougars atop the American Athletic Conference standings with two league games remaining. Tune connected on 16 of his last 17 passes, engineering an offense that finished with a season-high 646 yards without any turnovers. Tune, who registered his second consecutive game with 300 passing yards, has thrown 133 consecutive passes without an interception. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  11/07/21 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune was 21 of 26 for 385 yards and three touchdowns, Ta'Zhawn Henry had a 97-yard TD run and No. 20 Houston held off an upset bid by South Florida in a 54-42 victory Saturday night. Henry had 130 yards on 10 carries, and Alton McCaskill picked up 125 yards on 22 attempts. Nathaniel Dell made eight catches for 164 yards and a score. "I feel like everyone has raised their level," Tune said. "We're starting to click. It's been fun." McCaskill got his third rushing TD from 8 yards out to make it 54-42 with 2:27 to play. The Cougars (8-1, 6-0 American Athletic Conference) have won eight in a row for the first time since 2016.

Houston star defensive back and kick returner Marcus Jones was shaken up midway through the third but returned later in the quarter. He wasn't on the field for part of the fourth period. There was no update postgame on Jones' injury. Brian Battie had two 100-yard kickoff returns for touchdowns and a 29-yard TD run to help South Florida (2-7, 1-4) take a 28-26 halftime lead. Battie, who has three 100-yard kickoff returns this year, brought back the opening kick for a score and went the distance again with 2:16 left in the second quarter. "It's one of the best feelings ever," Battie said of his score 13 seconds into the game. Houston coach Dana Holgorsen called the game "nuts, on all accounts." "I don't want to sit here and act like I'm mad because we just won our eighth game in a row and won a conference game on the road," Holgorsen said. "There's a lot of things that we're going to have to clean up. At the end of the day, the difference was Clayton Tune." - Houston/AP College Football


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  10/07/21 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune passed for 288 yards and three touchdowns, including a go-ahead score late in the third quarter to Jeremy Singleton as Houston rallied past Tulane 40-22 on Thursday night. Tune threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes of 11 yards to Christian Trahan and 17 to Singleton to spot the Cougars (5-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) to a 14-0 lead. Tulane (1-5, 0-2) scrapped back with Tyjae Spears weaving 39 yards for a touchdown late in the first half, pulling the Green Wave within 17-15. Just after halftime, Michael Pratt hooked up with Will Wallace on a 29-yard scoring pass as Tulane grabbed a 22-17 lead.

The lead lasted just about seven minutes before Tune led a pair of Houston drives that ended in a Da Williams field goal and his second TD pass to Singleton as the Cougars reasserted themselves, 26-22. Houston added two more scoring drives in the fourth quarter, including an eight-yard touchdown run by Ta'Zhawn Henry to make it 33-22 and ice the game. Eight receivers made 23 catches for 288 yards with Kesean Carter gaining 69 and Singleton 62. Pratt was 20 of 30 passing for Tulane for 214 yards and a pair of touchdowns but was sacked eight times for a loss of 48 yards. - Houston/AP College Football


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  10/01/21 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Freshman Alton McCaskill scored a career-best three touchdowns - all in the first half - and Clayton Tune passed for 241 yards and a pair of scores as Houston defeated Tulsa 45-10 on Friday night. McCaskill, who gained 77 yards on 17 carries, scored twice from the 1-yard line and added a 27-yard burst up the middle that included a pirouette at about the 15 as he broke through the final defenders. He had previously scored two touchdowns each in wins over Rice and Grambling.

Houston (4-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) scored three straight possessions early, leading 21-0 less than a minute into the second quarter. Tune was 17 of 24 passing with touchdowns to Jeremy Singleton early and Seth Green late. Tulsa's first four possessions resulted in two punts, a turnover on downs and an interception. The Hurricanes never got on track, with 27 yards rushing, three turnovers and 11 penalties for 119 yards. Two plays after a pass interference penalty on Houston kept a Tulsa drive alive, Davis Brin found Ezra Naylor II deep over the middle on a 41-yard scoring pass as the Hurricanes cut the gap to 42-10 late in the game. Brin completed 20 of 39 passes for 258 yards with a touchdown against three interceptions. He was sacked four times for a loss of 40 yards. - Houston/AP College Football


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  09/11/21 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune completed 22 of 30 passes for 236 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Alton McCaskill rushed for two TDs and caught a third as Houston walloped crosstown rival Rice 44-7 on Saturday night. The victory marked Houston's sixth straight in the Bayou Bucket game, the longest win streak by either team in the long-running series. McCaskill opened the scoring by pulling in a 35-yard pass from Tune at 10:08 of the first quarter. After a 38-yard Dalton Witherspoon field goal, Tune found Jake Herslow from 11 yards out as the Cougars (1-1) staked themselves a 17-0 lead with 2:19 left in the opening frame.

Rice (1-1) answered with an 11-play, 81-yard drive capped by Luke McCaffrey's 5-yard pass to Jordan Myers. But Houston scored the next four touchdowns to win going away. McCaskill had TD runs of 1 and 2 yards, Chandler Smith added a 14-yard touchdown run, and Alex Hogan returned an interception 91 yards into the end zone as time expired. McCaffrey finished 9-for-19 passing for 86 yards with three interceptions that led to 13 Houston points. He was sacked three times for a loss of 26 yards. Khalan Griffin led the Owls with 86 of their 126 yards rushing. The teams marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with special uniforms that had a red, white and blue color scheme. - Houston/AP College Football


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  11/16/20 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  NOV 16 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Clayton Tune, Houston, Jr., QB,...Was responsible for five touchdowns and 285 yards of total offense in a 56-21 win against USF. Completed 14 of 25 passes for 165 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a game-high 120 yards and two TDs on 10 carries. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  11/14/20 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune amassed 306 total yards and accounted for five touchdowns and Houston beat South Florida 56-21 on Saturday. Tune threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns, ran for 120 yards on 10 carries with two rushing scores and caught a pass for 21 yards. Houston (3-3, 3-2 American Athletic Conference) was never threatened in the process of building a 42-0 lead after 2-1/2 quarters.

Tune ran for scores of 26 and 13 yards between scoring passes of 28 yards to Bryson Smith and 33 yards to Keith Corbin to give the Cougars a four-touchdown lead after halftime. Houston scored a pair of touchdowns in each quarter and totaled 505 yards of overall offense. It was Houston's largest scoring contest in a victory since posting a 57-36 win over the Bulls on Oct. 27, 2018. Jordan McCloud led South Florida (1-7, 0-6) with 180 yards passing and a touchdown pass while Brian Battie ran for 86 yards on 13 carries. - AP College Football


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  10/24/20 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clayton Tune threw for 316 yards and three touchdowns and Houston beat Navy 37-21 on Saturday. Dalen Morris completed a 60-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Mitchell to give Navy a 13-9 lead with 4:02 left before halftime. It was all Houston (2-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) from there as it went on to score four touchdowns in its next six possessions with the final drive used to kill the clock. Tune responded with a 51-yard scoring pass to Marquez Stevenson with 1:53 left before halftime as part of a 3-play, 79-yard drive. About midway through the third quarter, Kyle Porter scored from a yard out for a 23-13 Houston lead. The Cougars held Navy (3-3, 3-1) to 11 yards in six plays on the ensuing drive and forced a punt. Houston then used a 10-play, 77-yard drive that ended with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Tune to Porter for a 17-point advantage. Tune wrapped it up with 24-yard touchdown pass to Stevenson with 5:24 left to play. Morris threw for 206 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for Navy. - AP College Football

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  10/12/20 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  OCT 12 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: Clayton Tune, Houston, Jr., QB,...Completed 20 of 33 passes for 319 yards and two touchdowns and added a rushing touchdown in a 49-31 win against Tulane. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  09/17/20 - QB Clayton TunerSr/2023, Houston, 6-3, 220 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  UH quarterback Clayton Tune was sharp in last year's season finale, throwing for 393 yards and a career-best four touchdowns in a 56-41 loss to Navy. Clayton Tune's No. 3 jersey underwent a minor alteration this summer. A "C" patch was sewn into the top right corner of his football jersey, identifying Tune as one of the University of Houston's team-elected captains for this season. "It means a lot," Tune, set to begin a season as the Cougars' starting quarterback for the first time, said Wednesday during a Zoom call with reporters. "I don't take it lightly. I think it's a testament of the work I've put in for guys to vote for me to be a captain. It's a great honor." It's not uncommon for a quarterback to be selected a captain, although it's not a given. Tune's selection after only nine career starts over the last two seasons shows how quickly he has taken a leadership role and earned the respect of teammates. "He's got the ear of the team, the respect of the team," coach Dana Holgorsen said. - Houston Chronicle

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