Scores

Final

Memphis 38

(3-4, 1-2 away)

Rice 35

(1-6, 0-3 home)

3:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 7 13 8 1038
RICE 7 7 14 735

Top Performers

Passing: C. Clement (RICE) - 289 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Doss (MEM) - 24 CAR, 175 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Dillard (RICE) - 5 REC, 85 YDS, 3 TD

Memphis 38, Rice 35

Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) -- Martin Hankins' 45-yard-touchdown pass to Maurice Jones propelled Memphis to a 38-35 win over Rice on Saturday.

The fourth-quarter score gave Memphis a 38-28 lead, but Rice closed to 38-35 with 2:09 left on Chase Clement's 20-yard scoring pass to James Casey.

Rice failed to recover an onside kick, and Memphis (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA) held on for the win.

Joseph Doss carried the ball 26 times for 179 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers. Duke Calhoun had four catches for 119 yards.

Jarrett Dillard scored three touchdowns for the Owls (1-6, 1-2), who outscored Memphis 21-18 in the second half but could not stop Doss and Hankins, who completed 21 of his 32 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns.

Clement, who was intercepted twice, completed 28 of his 43 passes for 289 yards. He threw for four touchdowns and ran for another. Dillard caught three touchdowns from Clement, one in each quarter, and finished with five catches for a team-high 85 yards.

The Tigers had little trouble moving the ball in the first half and took a 20-14 lead into halftime when Matt Reagan made the second of his two first-half field goals with less than 10 seconds left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
RICE
1st Downs3022
Total Yards571418
Passing324313
Rushing247105
Penalties3-354-25
3rd Down Conversions9-185-11
4th Down Conversions3-32-2
Turnovers12
Possession38:5421:06

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hankins21/323069.631
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clement28/442896.642

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Doss241757.3129
Barnes10474.7016
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clement6416.8126
Casey22211.0019

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Calhoun411929.8049
Jones37424.7145
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dillard58517.0342
Armstrong8718.9015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMRICE
TD06:00Brett Russell 10 Yd Pass From Martin Hankins (Matt Reagan Kick) 70
TD03:04Jarett Dillard 5 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERMEMRICE
FG11:17Matt Reagan 22 Yd 107
TD06:29Greg Hinds 6 Yd Pass From Martin Hankins (Matt Reagan Kick) 177
TD05:32Jarett Dillard 9 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 1714
FG00:08Matt Reagan 24 Yd 2014
THIRD QUARTERMEMRICE
TD12:14Jarett Dillard 42 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 2021
TD07:00Joseph Doss 15 Yd Run (Martin Hankins Pass To Carlos Singleton For Two-Point Conversion) 2821
TD03:17Chase Clement 7 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 2828
FOURTH QUARTERMEMRICE
FG08:37Matt Reagan 22 Yd 3128
TD05:49Maurice Jones 45 Yd Pass From Martin Hankins (Matt Reagan Kick) 3828
TD02:09James Casey 20 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 3835