Florida Atlantic at Rice

Turnovers lift Rice over Florida Atlantic 18-14


HOUSTON (AP) Rice cashed in on a fumble and an interception to come from behind and beat Florida Atlantic University 18-14 Saturday night in a Conference USA game that broke open in the fourth quarter.

FAU was leading 14-12 and driving late in the game when Bryce Callahan picked off a Greg Hankerson pass. Rice capitalized three plays later on a 20-yard TD run by Darik Dillard.

Earlier in the fourth, Rice's Cody Bauer scooped up a fumble by Hankerson and ran 7 yards for a TD, closing the score to 14-12.

FAU (2-3, 1-2) led 7-6 at the half after Hankerson hit William Dukes on a 58-yard TD pass in the first quarter. Chris Boswell connected on field goals of 45 and 47 yards for Rice (2-2, 1-0).

Hankerson's 15-yard TD pass to Nexon Dorvilus in the fourth quarter boosted FAU's lead to 14-6, but then came the fumble and interception.

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Scoring Summary
RICEChris Boswell 45 yd FG
FAUWilliam Dukes 58 yd pass from Greg Hankerson (Mitch Anderson kick)
RICEChris Boswell 47 yd FG
FAUNexon Dorvilus 15 yd pass from Greg Hankerson (Mitch Anderson kick)
RICECody Bauer 7 yd fumble return (failed 2pt pass)
RICEDarik Dillard 20 yd run (failed 2pt pass)
Team Stats
First Downs1517
Third Down Efficiency5-183-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-30-1
Plays-Net Yards74-36676-273
Passing Yds27269
Kick Return Yds00
Punt Return Yds7223
Time of Poss.28:5531:5
Individual Stats
FAU: Jonathan Wallace 12-73, DJ Juste 2-9, Jay Warren 3-7, Lucky Whitehead 1-4, Greg Hankerson 10-1
RICE: Taylor McHargue 15-71, Darik Dillard 11-62, Jawon Davis 9-39, Turner Petersen 9-26, Luke Turner 3-9, Driphus Jackson 2--1, Team 2--2
FAU: Greg Hankerson 22-46-272-2
RICE: Taylor McHargue 7-25-69-1
FAU: William Dukes 3-72, Darion Howard 3-68, Daniel McKinney 3-36, Jenson Stoshak 3-28, Lucky Whitehead 3-27, Jonathan Wallace 3-9, Nexon Dorvilus 2-16, Jay Warren 1-10, DeAndre Richardson 1-6
RICE: Jordan Taylor 3-39, Turner Petersen 2-16, Mario Hull 2-14
Florida Atlantic1st Conference USA East0-00-0
Rice1st Conference USA West0-00-0

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