Scores

Final

Army 31

(3-7, 1-3 away)

Rice 38

(7-3, 4-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
ARMY 7 3 7 1431
RICE 10 21 7 038

Top Performers

Passing: C. Clement (RICE) - 384 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Mooney (ARMY) - 26 CAR, 207 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Dillard (RICE) - 4 REC, 144 YDS, 2 TD

Clement sets C-USA TD mark as Rice rolls Army

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Chase Clement threw three touchdown passes, breaking the Conference USA record to lead Rice to a 38-31 win over Army on Saturday.

Clement, who was 21-for-28 for 384 yards, threw his 87th TD, surpassing the previous mark held by the University of Houston's Kevin Kolb.

Clement threw two touchdown passes to Jarrett Dillard and another to Corbin Smiter as the Owls improved to a perfect 4-0 at home and 7-3 overall for the first time since 2001. Clement also had nine carries for 111 yards, including a 61-yard score in the first quarter that gave the Owls their first lead of the game. With four touchdown's Clement needs just one more to break Tulsa's Paul Smith's Conference USA record of 109 career touchdowns.

The Owls led 31-10 at half time and answered a quick scoring drive by Army early in the third. Clement hit Smiter for a 54-yard TD just 70 seconds after Ian Smith scored for the Black Knight's on their opening drive of the second half.

But the Black Knights, who produced 461 rushing yards Saturday, tightened up defensively and scored 14 unanswered points -- first on a 61-yard run by Collin Mooney and then on a 43-yard run by Wesley McMahand -- to get within seven points with 4:15 left in the game.

After the Black Knights stopped James Casey on a fourth-and-1 play with just over a minute left, they were unable to force a tie on their last possession.

Mooney finished with 207 yards on 26 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ARMY
RICE
1st Downs00
Total Yards492517
Passing31384
Rushing461133
Penalties5-605-45
3rd Down Conversions8-164-10
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers32
Possession33:3926:21

Passing Leaders

ArmyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bowden5/11262.400
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clement21/2838413.730

Rushing Leaders

ArmyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mooney262078.0261
Carl38528.3048
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clement9879.7161
Ugokwe12635.3115

Receiving Leaders

ArmyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hunter2126.0012
Sandiego11010.0010
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Dillard414436.0280
Smiter410426.0154

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERARMYRICE
TD12:36Collin Mooney 3 Yd Run (Matthew Campbell Kick) 70
FG10:45Clark Fangmeier 46 Yd 73
TD05:24Chase Clement 61 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERARMYRICE
TD08:59Jarett Dillard 80 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 717
TD07:22C.J. Ugokwe 9 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 724
TD01:47Jarett Dillard 10 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 731
FG00:00Matthew Campbell 25 Yd 1031
THIRD QUARTERARMYRICE
TD10:37Ian Smith 2 Yd Run (Matthew Campbell Kick) 1731
TD09:27Corbin Smiter 54 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 1738
FOURTH QUARTERARMYRICE
TD13:11Collin Mooney 61 Yd Run (Matthew Campbell Kick) 2438
TD04:15Wesley McMahand 43 Yd Run (Matthew Campbell Kick) 3138