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Owls Fall 18-14 Against Rice - Game Recap

Rice earned a 18-14 victory over Florida Atlantic on Saturday in Week 5 action at Rice Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Owls were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 14.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 53.5.

Taylor McHargue completed 7 of 25 pass attempts for 69 yards for the Owls in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.

Jonathan Wallace rushed for 73 yards for Florida Atlantic, while DJ Juste added 9 yards. Greg Hankerson threw for 272 yards for the Owls, while receivers William Dukes and Darion Howard had 72 and 68 yards respectively.

Rice was outgained by Florida Atlantic 366-273 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 17-15 by the Owls.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 31:05, longer than the 28:55 of their opponents.

Rice looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Tulsa. Florida Atlantic will aim to get back on the winning track at UAB.