Scores

Final

Tulsa 38

(4-3, 3-0 American)

Rice 20

(2-5, 1-3 C-USA)

7:00 PM ET, October 22, 2011

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TLSA 17 7 0 1438
RICE 0 10 3 720

Top Performers

Passing: G. Kinne (TLSA) - 318 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Watts (TLSA) - 18 CAR, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: W. Carter (TLSA) - 9 REC, 160 YDS, 1 TD

Tulsa 38, Rice 20

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- G.J. Kinne threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns to lead Tulsa to a 38-20 win over Rice on Saturday night.

Kinne was 21 of 34 as the Golden Hurricane (4-3, 3-0 Conference USA) won their third straight game. Willie Carter had nine catches for 160 yards and a touchdown.

Backup quarterback Nick Fanuzzi was 20 of 37 passing for 234 yards and a TD for Rice (2-5, 1-3).

Tulsa led 24-10 at halftime.

Trey Watts had 18 carries for 68 yards and a touchdown for Tulsa, who compiled 473 yards of offense.

Luke Willson had seven catches for 104 yards and a touchdown, and Tyler Smith carried 15 times for 66 yards for the Owls, who committed four turnovers.

Fanuzzi came in after starter Taylor McHargue threw two interceptions and fumbled in Rice's first three possessions. Those miscues led to 17 Golden Hurricane points on Kinne's 1-yard TD run, a 13-yard scoring catch by Watts and Kevin Fitzpatrick's 52-yard field goal.

Rice cut the lead to 17-3 on a Chris Boswell's 32-yard field goal with 11:18 left in the second quarter, but Kinne responded with a 64-yard touchdown pass to Carter with 56 seconds remaining in the half.

Fanuzzi found Willson in the end zone with five seconds remaining before halftime.

Boswell added a 36-yard field goal with 5:36 remaining in the third to get the Owls within 24-13, but Watts extended the Tulsa lead in the fourth quarter with a 3-yard TD run to cap a nine-play, 80-yard drive.

Turner Petersen scored on a 2-yard run with 5:47 left in the game, but Tulsa iced it with a 41-yard strike from Kinne to Ricky Johnson.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TLSA
RICE
1st Downs2121
Total Yards473353
Passing318250
Rushing155103
Penalties5-464-35
3rd Down Conversions9-178-16
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers14
Possession31:4528:15

Passing Leaders

TulsaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kinne21/343189.430
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fanuzzi20/372346.310

Rushing Leaders

TulsaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Watts18683.8124
Douglas8516.4033
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith15664.4016
Petersen8374.618

Receiving Leaders

TulsaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Carter916017.8164
Burnham47218.0023
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Willson710414.9140
Gautreaux45112.8018

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTLSARICE
TD13:15G.J. Kinne 1 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 70
TD10:03Trey Watts 13 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 140
FG04:37Kevin Fitzpatrick 52 Yd 170
SECOND QUARTERTLSARICE
FG11:18Chris Boswell 32 Yd 173
TD00:56Willie Carter 64 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 243
TD00:05Luke Willson 40 Yd Pass From Nick Fanuzzi (Chris Boswell Kick) 2410
THIRD QUARTERTLSARICE
FG05:36Chris Boswell 36 Yd 2413
FOURTH QUARTERTLSARICE
TD11:41Trey Watts 3 Yd Run (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 3113
TD05:47Turner Petersen 2 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 3120
TD02:36Ricky Johnson 41 Yd Pass From G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick Kick) 3820