- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2011

HOUSTON (AP) - Houston’s Tyron Carrier has tied the NCAA record for career kickoff returns for touchdowns with seven.

Carrier returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown on Thursday night against Rice. Carrier dashed down the right sideline and darted around the defense virtually untouched before outrunning the kicker for the score.

He shares the record with C.J. Spiller of Clemson who had seven kickoff returns for touchdowns from 2006-09.

Carrier also returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown in a 73-14 win over Rice in 2009.