Scores

Final

Tulane 7

(2-10, 1-5 away)

Rice 19

(4-7, 4-1 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TULN 0 0 0 77
RICE 7 3 3 619

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 163 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Smith (RICE) - 25 CAR, 145 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: W. Van Hooser (TROY) - 5 REC, 56 YDS

Rice 19, Tulane 7

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Tyler Smith ran for 145 yards on 25 carries and scored two touchdowns, and Chris Boswell made two long field goals to lead Rice over Tulane 19-7 on Saturday.

Smith opened the scoring for Rice (4-7, 3-5 Conference USA), with a 5-yard TD with 1:20 left in the first quarter. He scored his second touchdown from 12 yards with 1:04 to play to seal the win for Rice, which finished 4-1 at home.

Boswell's 54-yard field goal with 11 seconds left in the first half made it 10-0 Rice. He also connected from 51 yards late in the third quarter.

Ryan Griffin completed 19 of 39 passes for 163 yards and a touchdown for the Green Wave (2-10, 1-7), who lost their last nine games.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TULN
RICE
1st Downs1714
Total Yards289237
Passing163119
Rushing126118
Penalties4-322-15
3rd Down Conversions9-194-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-1
Turnovers20
Possession28:3031:30

Passing Leaders

TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin19/391634.211
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fanuzzi16/24853.500

Rushing Leaders

TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa19784.1016
Griffin6264.3017
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith251455.8220
Petersen520.404

Receiving Leaders

TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Van Hooser55611.2017
Kelley33210.7025
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Smith7415.9034
Hull23819.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTULNRICE
TD01:20Tyler Smith 5 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERTULNRICE
FG00:11Chris Boswell 54 Yd 010
THIRD QUARTERTULNRICE
FG01:20Chris Boswell 51 Yd 013
FOURTH QUARTERTULNRICE
TD10:03Xavier Rush 7 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 713
TD01:04Tyler Smith 12 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 719