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Owls Down Houston 34-31 - Match Report

The Owls grabbed a Week 7 victory over the Cougars on Saturday, winning 34-31 at Rice Stadium.

Rice was the ATS victor, as they covered the 9.5-point spread as an underdog. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 65.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Nick Fanuzzi completed 14 of 21 pass attempts for 206 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Bryce Beall rushed for 109 yards for Houston, while Michael Hayes added 28 yards. David Piland threw for 282 yards for the Cougars, while receivers Patrick Edwards and James Cleveland had 169 and 80 yards respectively.

Rice was outgained by Houston 436-344 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 28-19 by the Cougars.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 34:56, longer than the 25:04 of their opponents.

Rice heads into a Week 8 battle against Central Florida. Houston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Southern Methodist.