NCAA Game Summary - Tulsa at Rice|
(Saturday, October 22nd)
Final Score: Tulsa 38, Rice 20
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - G.J. Kinne threw for 318 yards and three
touchdowns to lead the Tulsa Golden Hurricane to a 38-20 victory over the Rice
Owls in a Conference-USA tilt at Rice Stadium.
Kinne completed 21-of-34 under center in the win for Tulsa (4-3, 3-0 C-USA),
and also gained 34 yards with a touchdown on the ground. Willie Carter
caught nine passes for 160 yards and a score for the Golden Hurricane, while
Trey Watts ran for 68 yards and a touchdown.
Nick Fanuzzi threw for 234 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions to lead
Rice (2-5, 1-3) in the losing effort. Luke Willson hauled in seven
for 104 yards and a touchdown for the Owls, while Tyler Smith led the ground
game with 66 yards on 15 carries.
Tulsa struck first in this one, as a one-yard Kinne plunge gave the Golden
Hurricane a 7-0 lead early in the opening period of play.
Kinne gave the Golden Hurricane a 14-0 lead just minutes later, this time
completing a 13-yard scoring toss to Watts.
A 52-yard field goal from Kevin Fitzpatrick late in the frame extended the
advantage to 17-0.
The Owls got on the board early in the second quarter with a 32-yard Chris
Boswell field goal.
Kinne found Carter for a 64-yard completion with under a minute remaining
in the half to give Tulsa a 24-3 lead.
But the Owls managed to cut the lead to 24-10 as time winded down in the frame,
as Fanuzzi completed a 40-yard strike to Willson, capping a six-play, 66-yard
The Owls added a 36-yard Boswell kick late in the third quarter.
A three-yard scoring run from Watts extended the Tulsa advantage to 31-13 early
in the final quarter.
The Owls pulled to within 31-20 following a two-yard scoring run by Turner
Petersen late in the frame, but a 41-yard pass from Kinne to Ricky Johnson just
minutes later iced the contest for Tulsa.
10/23 00:24:21 ET