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C.J. Stroud throws first career NFL touchdown


In front of a home crowd at NRG Stadium, C.J. Stroud threw his first career NFL touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

Trailing 14-0 after a strip sack fumble ended his first offensive series, Stroud bounced back with a 13-play, 68-yard scoring drive. On third-and-4, Stroud threw a deep 28-yard pass to Nico Collins and followed it up with nine-yard pass to rookie WR Tank Dell. RB Dare Ogunbowale's run on fourth-and-1 extended the drive deep in Colts territory. On third-and-goal, Stroud found Collins in the endzone on an eight-yard touchdown pass. Houston trailed 14-7 with 3:19 left in the first quarter.

Through the first quarter against the Colts, Stroud completed 5-of-9 for 58 yards, one touchdown and a 112.3 passer rating in the Texans home opener.

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