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Rice vs Houston Recap - Cougars Win 73-34

Houston's aerial attack produced 534 yards and the Cougars produced a 73-34 victory over Rice on Thursday at John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.

Houston was the ATS victor, as they covered the 27.5-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 73.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Michael Hayes rushed for 76 yards, while Charles Sims added 50 yards in the win. Patrick Edwards and Tyron Carrier added 318 and 85 receiving yards respectively.

Tyler Smith rushed for 170 yards for Rice, while Turner Petersen added 140 yards. Nick Fanuzzi threw for 81 yards for the Owls, while receivers Tyler Smith and Vance McDonald had 73 and 32 yards respectively.

Houston outgained Rice 656-475 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 26-18 by the Cougars.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 38:35, longer than the 21:25 of their opponents.

Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against UAB. Rice will aim to get back on the winning track vs Texas El Paso.