Scores

Final

UAB 23

(4-8, 3-5 C-USA)

Rice 28

(4-8, 3-5 C-USA)

3:30 PM ET, November 27, 2010

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UAB 7 7 3 623
RICE 7 7 0 1428

Top Performers

Passing: B. Ellis (UAB) - 248 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Eddington (RICE) - 10 CAR, 66 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: P. Shed (UAB) - 7 REC, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Rice 28, UAB 23

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Jeremy Eddington rushed for 66 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning 22-yard score with 44 seconds remaining, to give Rice a 28-23 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

After Eddington's score, the Blazers (4-8, 3-5 C-USA) had one more chance to win it, but Rice (4-8, 3-5) forced UAB into a turnover on downs and ran out the clock.

Taylor McHargue finished with 62 yards on 14 carries and threw for 125 yards and a touchdown on 13 of 22 passing to lead the Owls. Sam McGuffie finished with 56 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.

Bryan Ellis threw for 248 yards and three scores on 21 of 39 passing while Pat Shed caught seven passes for 94 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Blazers.

McGuffie put the Owls on top 7-0 on a 5-yard touchdown run with 6:14 left in the first quarter, but UAB responded with a 23-yard touchdown pass from Ellis to Jackie Williams two minutes later to tie the score.

The Owls regained the lead on a 9-yard touchdown run by Eddington with 8:29 left in the second quarter, but the Blazers responded four minutes later with a 12-yard touchdown pass from Ellis to Shed to tie it again at 14.

UAB took its first lead on a 27-yard field goal by Josh Zahn with 9:54 remaining in the third quarter.

Rice, however, strung together a 19-play, 83-yard drive that was capped by a Taylor McHargue to Vance McDonald 2-yard touchdown pass with 6:54 remaining in the game to make it 21-17.

The Blazers retook the lead on a 32-yard touchdown pass from Ellis to Shed with five minutes left in the game, but the extra point missed, so UAB led 23-21.

One week after scoring 62 points and totaling 639 yards of offense, Rice finished with 354 yards of offense to UAB?s 350.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UAB
RICE
1st Downs1625
Total Yards350354
Passing248156
Rushing102198
Penalties9-955-45
3rd Down Conversions8-158-15
4th Down Conversions0-11-1
Turnovers01
Possession25:2934:31

Passing Leaders

UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ellis21/392486.430
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue13/221255.710

Rushing Leaders

UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shed9343.8013
Borne4317.8026
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eddington10666.6222
McHargue14624.4011

Receiving Leaders

UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Shed79413.4232
Anderson5459.0016
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Randolph45313.3019
Willson34515.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUABRICE
TD06:14Sam McGuffie 5 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 07
TD04:17Jackie Williams 23 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERUABRICE
TD08:29Jeremy Eddington 9 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 714
TD04:23Pat Shed 12 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERUABRICE
FG09:54Josh Zahn 27 Yd 1714
FOURTH QUARTERUABRICE
TD06:54Vance McDonald 2 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 1721
TD05:00Pat Shed 32 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Pat Failed) 2321
TD00:44Jeremy Eddington 22 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 2328