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TENNESSEE 26, HOUSTON 20

It's home sweet home for Young

December 11, 2006|From the Associated Press

HOUSTON — Vince Young blew kisses and high-fived fans before pointing to a sign that read: "VY Wish You Were Here."

The Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback couldn't have scripted a homecoming as sweet. Young ran for a 39-yard touchdown in overtime Sunday to give Tennessee a 26-20 win over the Houston Texans for a third straight comeback victory and fourth win in a row.

Young said Titans owner Bud Adams approached him after the game and asked what he was thinking on the winning run.

"I just told him I felt like my mom was chasing me with a belt," Young joked.

The former University of Texas star, who grew up only six miles from the stadium, ran into the end zone virtually untouched and jumped into the stands filled with burnt orange-wearing fans.

Two weeks ago, the Titans (6-7) rallied from a 21-0 deficit in the final 9 1/2 minutes to beat the Giants. Last week, Rob Bironas' 60-yard field goal in the final seconds beat Indianapolis.

Carr and the Texans (4-9) had a chance to regain the lead late in regulation but stalled and settled for a 46-yard field goal by Kris Brown that tied it at 20-20 with 2:09 left. The Texans got the ball back in the final moments of the fourth quarter but chose to run out the clock.

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