Recap - Owls Defeat North Texas 32-31
|Recap - Owls Defeat North Texas 32-31|
The Owls were Week 2 winners on Saturday, coming out on top of the Mean Green by a score of 32-31 at Fouts Field.
Rice won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 57.5.
Nick Fanuzzi completed 12 of 23 pass attempts for 189 yards for the Owls in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Mean Green defense.
Lance Dunbar rushed for 105 yards for North Texas, while Riley Dodge added 7 yards. Nathan Tune threw for 285 yards for the Mean Green, while receivers Tyler Stradford and Jamaal Jackson had 111 and 69 yards respectively.
Rice was outgained by North Texas 420-351 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 17-13 by the Mean Green.
North Texas lost the time of possession battle 30:12/29:48, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Rice takes its act home to face Northwestern looking for another win. For North Texas, they head on the road to face Army.