Houston vs Rice Wrap - Houston Wins 31-26
Deontay Greenberry was good for 146 receiving yards on Saturday as the Cougars grabbed a 31-26 win over the Owls at Reliant Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Cougars were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 3 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 63.5.
John O'Korn completed 15 of 33 pass attempts for 281 yards for the Cougars in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.
Darik Dillard rushed for 61 yards for Rice, while Charles Ross added 55 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 232 yards for the Owls, while receivers Turner Petersen and Jordan Taylor had 102 and 58 yards respectively.
Rice was outgained by Houston 494-463 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-21 by the Owls.
Houston lost the time of possession battle 34:56/25:04, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face UTSA looking for another win. For Rice, they head home to face Florida Atlantic.