Scores

Final

Rice 21

(1-7, 1-3 C-USA)

Marshall 34

(1-7, 1-3 C-USA)

4:30 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Edwards Stadium, HUNTINGTON, WV

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 0 0 7 1421
MRSH 0 17 7 1034

Top Performers

Passing: C. Clement (RICE) - 281 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: B. Morris (MRSH) - 13 CAR, 120 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Casey (RICE) - 7 REC, 101 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall 34, Rice 21

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Quarterback Bernard Morris ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns to lead Marshall to a 34-21 win over Rice on Saturday night.

Marshall (1-7, 1-3 Conference USA) snapped an eight-game losing streak dating to last season.

Two of the conference's worst defenses allowed a combined 909 yards. Marshall, which had been held under 100 yards rushing as a team four times this season, ran for a season-high 254 yards.

Morris completed 15-of-33 passes for 227 yards but was most effective with his feet.

He became the Thundering Herd's first 100-yard rusher this season, scoring on a 9-yard run in the second quarter and adding a dazzling 26-yard TD run for a 24-0 lead in the third quarter.

Chase Clement threw two TD passes and he scored on a 20-yard run, all in the second half, for Rice (1-7, 1-3)

Marshall closed the scoring on Kelvin Turner's second TD run, an 8-yarder with 1:23 left in the game.

Clement ran 11 times for 76 yards and completed 29-of-48 passes for 281 yards.

Rice's James Casey had seven catches for 101 yards and Jarett Dillard had seven catches for 99 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
MRSH
1st Downs2422
Total Yards428481
Passing298227
Rushing130254
Penalties6-4211-119
3rd Down Conversions5-1410-18
4th Down Conversions0-30-0
Turnovers10
Possession26:1033:50

Passing Leaders

RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clement29/482815.921
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Morris15/332276.900

Rushing Leaders

RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clement11766.9138
Ugokwe5183.606
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris131209.2228
Small9748.2026

Receiving Leaders

RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Casey710114.4129
Dillard79914.1019
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lauzon25628.0033
Passmore24522.5028

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERRICEMRSH
TD09:40Bernard Morris 9 Yd Run (Anthony Binswanger Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 96 yds, 6:52
07
TD02:16Kelvin Turner 2 Yd Run (Anthony Binswanger Kick)
Drive: 15 plays, 80 yds, 6:18
014
FG00:03Anthony Binswanger 42 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 66 yds, 1:22
017
THIRD QUARTERRICEMRSH
TD06:41Bernard Morris 26 Yd Run (Anthony Binswanger Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 55 yds, 1:02
024
TD01:29Chase Clement 20 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 724
FOURTH QUARTERRICEMRSH
FG13:11Anthony Binswanger 22 Yd 727
TD07:02James Casey 11 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 61 yds, 1:09
1427
TD03:12Toren Dixon 2 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yds, 1:59
2127
TD01:23Kelvin Turner 8 Yd Run (Anthony Binswanger Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 43 yds, 1:49
2134