Rice at Tulane

Rice 49, Tulane 47


NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Luke Turner put Rice ahead to stay with his first of two fourth-quarter touchdowns and the Owls outlasted Tulane 49-47 Saturday.

Turner's go-ahead run was confirmed by review after it appeared he might have been down before crossing the goal line.

The Owls (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA) withstood a comeback led by Ryan Griffin, who threw for 476 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the second half when Tulane (2-7, 2-3) rallied from a 28-10 halftime deficit.

Ryan Travis' 73-yard interception for a touchdown started the comeback. Tulane led 38-35 on Orleans Darkwa's 1-yard run after Griffin's 62-yarder to Ryan Grant moved the ball to the 1.

Rice led 14-0 early after two touchdown runs by Taylor McHargue. The second came after the Owls recovered a Tulane fumble on the kickoff following the first score.

Tulane gained all its offensive yardage by passing, netting 0 yards on 14 rushes.

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Scoring Summary
RICETaylor McHargue 9 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
RICETaylor McHargue 11 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
TULANEWilson Van Hooser 35 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)
RICETurner Petersen 6 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
RICEGabe Baker 55 yd interception return (Chris Boswell kick)
TULANECairo Santos 57 yd FG
TULANERyan Travis 73 yd interception return (Cairo Santos kick)
RICECharles Ross 11 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
TULANERob Kelley 7 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANEXavier Rush 62 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos kick)
TULANEOrleans Darkwa 1 yd run (Cairo Santos kick)
RICELuke Turner 3 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
TULANECairo Santos 42 yd FG
RICELuke Turner 2 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
TULANEWilson Van Hooser 33 yd pass from Ryan Griffin (failed 2pt pass)
Team Stats
First Downs2520
Third Down Efficiency10-196-13
Fourth Down Efficiency0-01-1
Plays-Net Yards86-48263-476
Passing Yds271476
Kick Return Yds1259
Punt Return Yds310
Time of Poss.40:119:59
Individual Stats
RICE: Charles Ross 20-95, Taylor McHargue 19-60, Luke Turner 7-14, Brandon Hamilton 7-13, Turner Petersen 5-13, Jordan Taylor 1-12, Driphus Jackson 3-4, Jeremy Eddington 1-2, Team 2--2
TULANE: Josh Rounds 1-7, Orleans Darkwa 4-6, Dante Butler 1-6, Rob Kelley 4-4, Ryan Griffin 3--11, Team 1--12
RICE: Taylor McHargue 12-20-259-1, Driphus Jackson 1-1-12-0
TULANE: Ryan Griffin 28-49-476-2
RICE: Taylor Cook 3-53, Luke Willson 2-59, Jordan Taylor 2-58, Charles Ross 2-46, Sam McGuffie 2-45, Donte Moore 1-10, Turner Petersen 1-0
TULANE: Rob Kelley 8-49, Ryan Grant 5-176, Xavier Rush 5-96, Marc Edwards 3-40, Josh Rounds 3-37, Wilson Van Hooser 2-68, Orleans Darkwa 2-10
Rice5th Conference USA West2-63-9
Tulane6th American Athletic West1-74-8

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