Foster has record setting day

The former Vol ran for a team record 231 yards and scored three times as the Texans beat the Colts 34-24.

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster (23) breaks away from Indianapolis Colts safety Melvin Bullitt (33) on the way to his second touchdown of the day, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

HOUSTON (AP) -- Arian Foster ran for a team record 231 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead the Houston Texans to a 34-24 victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Foster's sensational opening-day effort allowed the Texans to end a six-game losing streak against Peyton Manning and the defending AFC champions.

Foster, an undrafted rookie who spent most of last season on the practice squad, had 33 carries in gaining the most yards by a Colts' opponent.

Manning completed 40 of 57 passes for 433 yards and three touchdowns. He threw a 10-yard TD pass to Dallas Clark with 4:54 left to cut Houston's lead to 27-17.

But Foster ran for 41 yards on the Texans' next series and capped his day with an 8-yard TD run.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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