Scores

Final

Memphis 6

(1-5, 0-2 American)

Rice 28

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

12:30 PM ET, October 8, 2011

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
MEM 3 0 0 36
RICE 7 7 14 028

Top Performers

Passing: T. McHargue (RICE) - 170 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Petersen (RICE) - 11 CAR, 32 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Rehrer (MEM) - 11 REC, 89 YDS

Rice 28, Memphis 6

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Taylor McHargue threw for 170 yards and a touchdown, and Turner Petersen rushed for two touchdowns as Rice defeated Memphis 28-6 Saturday.

Petersen's 1-yard touchdown run with 5:34 left in the first quarter capped a 9-play, 69-yard drive to give the Owls (2-3, 1-1 Conference USA) a 7-0 lead. Petersen, who finished with 32 yards rushing, also scored from 1 yard with 4:57 left in the third quarter to make it 28-3.

McHargue was 15 of 22 and rushed for 44 yards. He found Luke Willson for a 15-yard touchdown before halftime to extend the lead to 14-3. Tyler Smith rushed 14 times for 97 yards, and Willson had five catches for 58 yards to lead Rice.

Tannar Rehrer had 11 catches for 89 yards for the Tigers (1-5, 0-2).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MEM
RICE
1st Downs1714
Total Yards307350
Passing237170
Rushing70180
Penalties3-174-25
3rd Down Conversions3-167-16
4th Down Conversions0-01-2
Turnovers33
Possession29:5430:06

Passing Leaders

MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin9/1313710.500
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue15/221707.712

Rushing Leaders

MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Reed8293.6012
Rhodes7294.1010
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith14976.9031
McHargue14443.1027

Receiving Leaders

MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rehrer11898.1014
Wright48220.5044
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Willson55811.6124
Petersen15151.0051

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMEMRICE
TD05:34Turner Petersen 1 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 07
FG00:30Paulo Henriques 50 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERMEMRICE
TD00:38Luke Willson 15 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 314
THIRD QUARTERMEMRICE
TD10:33Jared Williams 47 Yd Interception Return (Chris Boswell Kick) 321
TD04:57Turner Petersen 1 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 328
FOURTH QUARTERMEMRICE
FG14:10Paulo Henriques 30 Yd 628