Mustangs vs Owls Final: 42-31 - Recap
Kyle Padron threw for 371 yards to lead the Mustangs over Rice 42-31 on Saturday in Week 5 action at Rice Stadium.
Southern Methodist won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 11.5-point spread. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 57.5.
Zach Line rushed for 45 yards, while Chris Butler added 32 yards in the win. Cole Beasley and Aldrick Robinson added 158 and 148 receiving yards respectively.
Sam McGuffie rushed for 96 yards for Rice, while Tyler Smith added 12 yards. Nick Fanuzzi threw for 276 yards for the Owls, while receivers Klein Kubiak and Patrick Randolph had 57 and 52 yards respectively.
Southern Methodist outgained Rice 472-396 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 24-17 by the Owls.
Southern Methodist lost the time of possession battle 33:17/26:43, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Southern Methodist heads into a Week 6 battle against Tulsa. Rice, meanwhile, will have their next action against Texas El Paso.