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Marshall Defeats Rice 24-20 - Recap

A.J. Graham ran for 129 yards as Marshall handled Rice by a score of 24-20 on Saturday at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Thundering Herd were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 51.5.

A.J. Graham completed 11 of 22 pass attempts for 99 yards for the Thundering Herd in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Owls defense.

Sam McGuffie rushed for 70 yards for Rice, while Turner Petersen added 55 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 150 yards for the Owls, while receivers Vance McDonald and Mario Hull had 68 and 44 yards respectively.

Rice outgained Marshall 361-328 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-19 by the Owls.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 31:27, longer than the 28:33 of their opponents.

Marshall looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Houston. Rice will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tulsa.