Owls Down Purdue 24-22 - Match Report

Owls Down Purdue 24-22 - Match Report

The Owls were Week 2 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Boilermakers by a score of 24-22 at Rice Stadium.

The Owls were a 2.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 54.5.

Taylor McHargue completed 19 of 29 pass attempts for 230 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Akeem Shavers rushed for 69 yards for Purdue, while Caleb TerBush added 68 yards. Caleb TerBush threw for 183 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Antavian Edison and O.J. Ross had 76 and 39 yards respectively.

Purdue outgained Rice 366-352 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 23-18 by the Owls.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 31:13, longer than the 28:47 of their opponents.

Rice heads into a Week 4 battle against Baylor. Purdue, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southeast Missouri State.