NCAA Game Summary - Memphis at Rice|
(Saturday, October 8th)
Final Score: Rice 28, Memphis 6
Houston, TX (Sports Network)- Taylor McHargue threw for 170 yards and a
touchdown and ran for 44 additional yards as the Rice Owls downed the Memphis
Tigers 28-6 in a Conference USA encounter at Rice Stadium.
McHargue was 15-of-22 with two interceptions as the Owls (2-3, 1-1 C-USA)
snapped a two-game losing streak. Luke Wilson caught five passes for 58 yards
and a score, while Tyler Smith ran for 97 yards on 14 carries.
Two quarterbacks saw time for Memphis (1-5, 0-2). Taylor Reed was 15-of-30 for
100 yards, while Andy Summerlin, who took over in the fourth quarter, was 9-
of-13 for 137 yards. Reed tossed two interceptions in the loss and the pair was
sacked five times between them. Tannar Rehrer caught a career-high 11 balls for
89 yards but the Tigers still lost their third straight.
Rice took a 7-0 lead when Turner Petersen scored from a yard out with 5:34
left in the first quarter.
The Tigers got on the board when Paulo Henriques booted a 50-yard field goal
with 30 seconds left in the opening period.
The Owls extended their lead when McHargue hit Wilson with a 15-yard touchdown
pass with just 38 seconds left in the first half.
Rice built on its lead in the third quarter when Jared Williams picked off a
Reed pass and returned it 47 yards for a score at the 10:33 mark.
Petersen scored his second touchdown of the game from a yard out at the 4:57
Henriques kicked a 30-yard field goal to make it a 28-6 game just seconds into
the fourth quarter.
The Rice defense held Memphis to just 70 rushing yards. The Tigers were just
3-of-16 on third-down conversions.
10/08 17:26:54 ET