Louisiana Tech 51

(6-6, 4-3 C-USA)

Rice 14

(3-8, 2-6 C-USA)

8:00 PM ET, November 29, 2004

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

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LT 3 35 13 051
RICE 6 0 0 814

Top Performers

Passing: M. Kubik (LT) - 174 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: E. Bailey (RICE) - 23 CAR, 140 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Newman (LT) - 2 REC, 67 YDS, 2 TD

Louisiana Tech 51, Rice 14

HOUSTON (AP) -- Matt Kubik's two touchdown passes sparked a 35-point second quarter for Louisiana Tech, and the Bulldogs defeated Rice 51-14 on Monday night.

Kubik completed 7 of 11 passes for 174 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the game in the third quarter.

Ryan Moats ran for 68 yards on 18 carries and a touchdown to finish the season with 1,855 yards rushing for the Bulldogs (6-6, 5-3 Western Athletic Conference).

Louisiana Tech scored five second quarter touchdowns -- two by the defense.

Trailing 6-3 after the first period, Kubik threw touchdown passes of l9 yards to Eric Newman and 40 yards to Tramissian Davis to open the second quarter. After a 1-yard scoring run by Moats, Robert Burrell recovered a Rice fumble for another score after a fumbled snap on a punt attempt.

A 92-yard interception return for a touchdown by Corey Brazil gave the Bulldogs a 38-6 lead at the half.

Rice (3-8, 2-6) lost its sixth straight game. It was the Owls' final game in the WAC. Rice will move to Conference USA next season.