UAB 33

(3-4, 2-1 C-USA)

Rice 34

(2-5, 1-2 C-USA)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

7:30 PM ET, October 14, 2006

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 6 6 7 1433
RICE 14 7 7 634

Top Performers

Passing: C. Williams (UAB) - 288 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Clement (RICE) - 17 CAR, 141 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Dillard (RICE) - 9 REC, 111 YDS, 3 TD

Rice 34, UAB 33

HOUSTON (AP) -- Chase Clement threw a 9-yard touchdown pass with 3.5 seconds left to Jarett Dillard, his third touchdown catch of the game, to rally Rice to a 34-33 win over UAB on Saturday night.

The game-winning play capped a stellar night for Clement, who had a hand in all five Rice touchdowns. Clement completed 21 of 33 passes for 191 yards and three touchdowns, and the sophomore also rushed 17 times for 141 yards and two scores.

UAB (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA) appeared to have the game won after linebacker Kris Guyton intercepted a pass with 23 seconds remaining. But Guyton fumbled while making the return and Rice's Lute Barber recovered at the Blazers' 19 with 18 seconds left.

Clement ran for nine yards on first down before Rice (2-5, 1-2) called a time-out to set up Clement's third touchdown pass to Dillard, who had nine catches for 111 yards.

Chris Williams threw four touchdown passes for UAB, the last with 3:55 remaining to Steven Brown that gave UAB its first lead of the game at 33-28.

Williams threw a 30-yard touchdown to Sylvester Mencer and 71-yarder to Willie Edwards in the first half, but UAB missed both extra points.

Williams' third touchdown pass was a 3-yard toss to LaDarrius Stanley that pulled the Blazers within 28-26 on the first play of the fourth quarter.

Dillard's second touchdown catch established him as Rice's all-time single season touchdown reception leader with 10.

Rice sophomore defensive end Dietrich Davis was taken off the field on a stretcher late in the third quarter and taken to Houston's Memorial-Hermann Hospital. Rice spokesman Chuck Pool said Davis was "OK" after the game but would stay in the hospital overnight for observation.