Tulane vs Rice Wrap - Rice Wins 19-7
Rice got a 145-yard performance from Tyler Smith as a key part of its 19-7 victory over the Green Wave on Saturday at Rice Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Owls were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 13.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 59.5.
Nick Fanuzzi completed 16 of 24 pass attempts for 85 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 78 yards for Tulane, while Ryan Griffin added 26 yards. Ryan Griffin threw for 163 yards for the Green Wave, while receivers Wilson Van Hooser and Robert Kelley had 56 and 32 yards respectively.
Rice was outgained by Tulane 289-237 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 17-14 by the Green Wave.
Rice led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 31:30/28:30 split in that important category.
Next game, Rice takes its act on the road to face Southern Methodist looking for another win. For Tulane, they head on the road to face Hawaii.