Recap - Mustangs Defeat Rice 27-24

Recap - Mustangs Defeat Rice 27-24

Rishad Wimbley scampered through the Rice defense for 115 yards as Southern Methodist handed the Owls a 27-24 defeat on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

The Mustangs earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 13-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 54.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.

J.J. McDermott completed 16 of 25 pass attempts for 179 yards for the Mustangs in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Owls defense.

Nick Fanuzzi rushed for 53 yards for Rice, while Tyler Smith added 32 yards. Nick Fanuzzi threw for 159 yards for the Owls, while receivers Vance McDonald and Jordan Taylor had 48 and 42 yards respectively.

Southern Methodist outgained Rice 368-250 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 14-10 by the Mustangs.

Rice lost the time of possession battle 33:25/26:35, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.