Rice vs Southern Miss Wrap - Southern Miss Wins 48-24

Rice vs Southern Miss Wrap - Southern Miss Wins 48-24

Kendrick Hardy ran for 172 yards as Southern Miss handled Rice by a score of 48-24 on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.

The Golden Eagles were a 13.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 63.5.

Austin Davis completed 21 of 33 pass attempts for 284 yards for the Golden Eagles in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Owls defense.

Tyler Smith rushed for 23 yards for Rice, while Charles Ross added 23 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 140 yards for the Owls, while receivers Mario Hull and Vance McDonald had 51 and 47 yards respectively.

Rice was outgained by Southern Miss 654-229 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 33-15 by the Golden Eagles.

Southern Miss led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 32:37/27:23 split in that important category.

Southern Miss looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Navy. Rice will aim to get back on the winning track vs Memphis.