Texas El Paso vs Rice Recap - Owls Win 41-37
Nick Fanuzzi threw for 405 yards to lead the Owls over Texas El Paso 41-37 on Saturday in Week 10 action at Rice Stadium.
Rice was an underdog by 1 point and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 56.5.
Tyler Smith rushed for 89 yards, while Turner Petersen added 74 yards in the win. Vance McDonald and Taylor Cook added 157 and 89 receiving yards respectively.
Vernon Frazier rushed for 52 yards for Texas El Paso, while Leilyon Myers added 22 yards. Nick Lamaison threw for 294 yards for the Miners, while receivers Mike Edwards and Donavon Kemp had 187 and 26 yards respectively.
Texas El Paso was outgained by Rice 671-392 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 30-14 by the Owls.
The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 38:23, longer than the 21:37 of their opponents.
Rice looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Northwestern. Texas El Paso will aim to get back on the winning track vs East Carolina.