Rice win wild encounter

Rice win wild encounter

After giving up a 17-0 lead by halftime, the Rice Owls never gave up and came out with a 31-27 win over the SMU Mustangs at Rice Stadium on Saturday.

The Owls were 1-point home underdogs coming to the match, and the 58 points scored were OVER the posted total of 54.5.

Joel Armstrong was 13-for-21 for 205 yards, three touchdowns, and two interceptions. Jarrett Dillard had six receptions for 145 yards and three scores for the Owls.

Justin Willis went 8-for-19 for 137 yards, one touchdown, and two picks. DeMyron Martin carried the ball 15 times for 101 yards for the Mustangs.