Memphis vs Rice Wrap - Rice Wins 28-6
The battle between the Owls and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Memphis was handed a 28-6 defeat on Saturday at Rice Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Owls were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 20.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 58.5.
Taylor McHargue completed 15 of 22 pass attempts for 170 yards for the Owls in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Tigers defense.
Taylor Reed rushed for 29 yards for Memphis, while Jerrell Rhodes added 29 yards. Andy Summerlin threw for 137 yards for the Tigers, while receivers Tannar Rehrer and Kevin Wright had 89 and 82 yards respectively.
Rice outgained Memphis 350-307 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 17-14 by the Tigers.
Memphis lost the time of possession battle 30:06/29:54, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Rice heads into a Week 7 battle against Marshall. Memphis, meanwhile, will have their next action against East Carolina.