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Recap - Mean Green Defeat Rice 28-16

Recap - Mean Green Defeat Rice 28-16

The Mean Green grabbed a Week 10 victory over the Owls on Thursday, winning 28-16 at Apogee Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Mean Green were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 2.5 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 53.5.

Derek Thompson completed 7 of 13 pass attempts for 104 yards for the Mean Green in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.

Charles Ross rushed for 101 yards for Rice, while Taylor McHargue added 30 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 222 yards for the Owls, while receivers Jordan Taylor and Turner Petersen had 71 and 61 yards respectively.

Rice outgained North Texas 355-253 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-13 by the Owls.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 31:31, longer than the 28:29 of their opponents.

North Texas looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Texas El Paso. Rice will aim to get back on the winning track vs Louisiana Tech.