UCLA Defeats Rice 49-24 - Recap
UCLA got a 214-yard performance from Johnathan Franklin as a key part of its 49-24 victory over the Owls on Thursday at Rice Stadium.
The Bruins were a 15.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 60.5.
Brett Hundley completed 21 of 28 pass attempts for 202 yards for the Bruins in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.
Taylor McHargue rushed for 95 yards for Rice, while Jeremy Eddington added 38 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 172 yards for the Owls, while receivers Sam McGuffie and Jordan Taylor had 63 and 47 yards respectively.
UCLA outgained Rice 646-358 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 25-20 by the Bruins.
UCLA lost the time of possession battle 34:15/25:45, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
UCLA heads into a Week 2 battle against Nebraska. Rice, meanwhile, will have their next action against Kansas.