Scores

Final

Rice 37

(1-2, 1-1 away)

Louisiana Tech 56

(2-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 15, 2012

Joe Aillet Stadium, Ruston, LA

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 0 17 6 1437
LT 21 14 7 1456

Top Performers

Passing: C. Cameron (LT) - 276 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: K. Dixon (LT) - 14 CAR, 113 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: Q. Patton (LT) - 7 REC, 119 YDS, 2 TD

Louisiana Tech 56, Rice 37

Associated Press

RUSTON, La. -- Louisiana Tech rolled up 609 yards of offense to take down Rice 56-37 on Saturday.

The Bulldogs' Colby Cameron passed for 276 yards and four TDs, and Quinton Patton caught seven passes for 119 yards and two scores. Tevin King rushed for 204 yards on 22 carries for Louisiana Tech (2-0), and Kenneth Dixon carried 14 times for 113 yards and three TDs.

Louisiana Tech faced only nine third downs, and they converted six of them.

Louisiana Tech, which beat Houston 56-49 last week, opened the season with two consecutive victories for the first time since 2004.

The Owls (1-2) weren't too bad on offense themselves, rolling up 477 yards -- 277 rushing and 205 passing. Taylor McHargue threw for 205 yards and two TDs and rushed for 93 yards and three touchdowns for Rice, which was coming off a 25-24 victory over Kansas.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
LT
1st Downs3330
Total Yards477609
Passing205276
Rushing272333
Penalties8-8916-156
3rd Down Conversions8-176-9
4th Down Conversions3-31-1
Turnovers21
Possession34:5725:03

Passing Leaders

RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue20/342056.020
Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cameron19/2427611.540

Rushing Leaders

RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ross141168.3064
McHargue16935.8314
Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
King222049.3033
Dixon141138.1317

Receiving Leaders

RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor45714.3024
McDonald4358.8114
Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Patton711917.0265
Banks46516.3044

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICELT
TD12:58Quinton Patton 65 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson Kick) 07
TD05:58Hunter Lee 14 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson Kick) 014
TD03:48Myles White 16 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERRICELT
TD12:00Charles Ross 18 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 721
TD09:17Kenneth Dixon 1 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 728
TD04:25Taylor McHargue 3 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 1428
TD02:55Kenneth Dixon 8 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 1435
FG00:12Chris Boswell 57 Yd 1735
THIRD QUARTERRICELT
TD11:56Quinton Patton 11 Yd Pass From Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson Kick) 1742
TD04:58Taylor McHargue 13 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 2342
FOURTH QUARTERRICELT
TD13:45Kenneth Dixon 9 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 2349
TD08:22Taylor McHargue 4 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 3049
TD03:40Hunter Lee 6 Yd Run (Matt Nelson Kick) 3056
TD01:32Vance McDonald 14 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 3756

Research Notes

Chris Boswell's 57-yard field goal late in the second quarter tied the record for longest field goal in Rice history. James Hamrick hit a 57-yarder against Texas Tech in 1985.

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