Rice at Tulsa

Tulsa 64, Rice 27


TULSA, Okla. (AP) -Damaris Johnson amassed 322 yards and scored three times as Tulsa smashed Rice 64-27 on Saturday.

Johnson had eight catches for 163 yards, two touchdowns and returned a kickoff 94 yards for another score. He also moved into first place in the Conference USA record books for career kickoff return yards.

Quarterback G.J. Kinne threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns and added 46 yards rushing as the Golden Hurricane (6-3, 3-2 Conference USA) rode the momentum of last week's victory over Notre Dame.

Johnson had all of his receiving yards in the first half, including a 41-yard halfback pass for a touchdown from Genesis Cole. He wrapped up his day after the kickoff return early in the third quarter.

The Owls (2-7, 1-4) scored first on a 50-yard strike from Nick Fanuzzi to Patrick Randolph, then were outscored 41-0 the remainder of the first half.

After the Owls scored on a 55-yard scoring pass from Taylor Cook to Luke Wilson to cut the lead to 41-13, Tulsa blocked the extra point and John Flanders returned it for two points.

Then Johnson scampered 94 yards up the center off the field on the ensuing kickoff, his second career kickoff return for a touchdown. His punt return for a touchdown helped the Hurricane upset the Fighting Irish a week ago.

Tulsa's Alex Singleton scored on a pair of 1-yard plunges and Willie Carter raced 13 yards for another score.

Kinne also threw scoring strikes to Trae Johnson, Damaris Johnson, Thomas Roberson and Trey Watts. The Hurricane rolled up 612 yards, including 439 passing.

Sam McGuffie ran for 178 yards on 28 carries for the Owls. Quarterbacks Cook and Fanuzzi combined to complete 8 of 18 for 221 yards.

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Scoring Summary
RICEPatrick Randolph 50 yd pass from Nick Fanuzzi (Chris Boswell kick)
TLSTrae Johnson 12 yd pass from G.J. Kinne (blocked XP)
TLSDamaris Johnson 19 yd pass from G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick kick)
TLSDamaris Johnson 41 yd pass from Genesis Cole (Kevin Fitzpatrick kick)
TLSAlex Singleton 1 yd run (Kevin Fitzpatrick kick)
TLSWillie Carter 13 yd run (Kevin Fitzpatrick kick)
TLSThomas Roberson 19 yd pass from G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick kick)
RICELuke Willson 55 yd pass from Taylor Cook (blocked XP)
TLSJohn Flanders returned XP
TLSDamaris Johnson 94 yd kick return (Kevin Fitzpatrick kick)
TLSTrey Watts 16 yd pass from G.J. Kinne (Kevin Fitzpatrick kick)
RICESam McGuffie 5 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
RICETyler Smith 6 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
TLSAlex Singleton 1 yd run (Matthew Hulse kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1531
Third Down Efficiency5-129-14
Fourth Down Efficiency2-32-3
Plays-Net Yards57-41585-612
Passing Yds221439
Kick Return Yds172142
Punt Return Yds03
Time of Poss.25:1834:42
Individual Stats
RICE: Sam McGuffie 28-178, Charles Ross 2-8, Nick Fanuzzi 4-6, Tyler Smith 2-4, Taylor Cook 3--2
TLS: Alex Singleton 16-55, G.J. Kinne 12-46, Ja'Terian Douglas 6-27, Damaris Johnson 2-22, Willie Carter 1-13, Trey Watts 3-7, Jamad Williams 2-4, Shavodrick Beaver 1-4, Charles Clay 1--5
RICE: Taylor Cook 6-11-122-0, Nick Fanuzzi 2-7-99-0
TLS: G.J. Kinne 26-39-371-0, Genesis Cole 1-1-41-0, Shavodrick Beaver 1-1-27-0
RICE: Vance McDonald 3-69, Luke Willson 2-85, Patrick Randolph 1-50, Tyler Smith 1-11, Derek Clark 1-6
TLS: Damaris Johnson 8-163, Genesis Cole 3-27, Thomas Roberson 2-58, Charles Clay 2-33, Jameel Owens 2-30, Trae Johnson 2-25, Ricky Johnson 2-20, Jamad Williams 2-20, Willie Carter 2-9, Jordan James 1-27, Trey Watts 1-16, Clay Sears 1-11
Rice5th Conference USA West2-63-9

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