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McCaffrey, Stanford beat Rice 41-17

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Coach David Shaw understands that Stanford junior running back Christian McCaffrey may have played his final home game in Saturday's 41-17 nonconference win over Rice.

But while fielding a question about how sophomore backup Bryce Love might fare as the starter in 2017, Shaw interrupted and said, ''If he wants to leave, that's fine. But let's not push (McCaffrey) out the door.''

McCaffrey rushed for 204 yards and scored two touchdowns as the Cardinal (9-3) won their fifth straight game in front of a sparse crowd that braved drizzly weather at Stanford Stadium.

The 2015 Heisman Trophy runner-up wound up with 271 all-purpose yards, including a 23-yard touchdown reception and a 19-yard TD run. After his 19th career 100-yard rushing game and fifth 200-yard effort, McCaffrey eluded the big question about his future.

''I haven't made a decision. I have people in my life I trust, but it's my decision,'' he said. ''As of now, I'm going to get back to practice Monday and get back to working on my craft.''

Everyone who watched McCaffrey on Saturday night was impressed.

''I've done this for 33 years and I have not seen a young man who is capable of doing what he can do with a football in hand,'' said Rice coach David Bailiff, whose team finished the season 3-9. ''We knew coming in here, you had to tackle Christian and not let him have a big game. We didn't do that. Not a lot of people have done that.''

Shaw called McCaffrey ''a special, special football player.''

''Every time he touched the ball there was a collective gasp to see what he's going to do next,'' Shaw said.

It hasn't been an easy season for McCaffrey or the Cardinal. He missed portions of two games with an unspecified lower-body injury and operated in an offense struggled at times behind a rebuilt line, then made a mid-season quarterback change, going to Kelly Chryst.

By the time the Cardinal were 4-3 after a loss to Colorado, McCaffrey was realistically out of the Heisman race. But he has 991 rushing yards and 10 rushing TDs the past five games, pushing his season total to 1,603 yards.

Asked if he'd cast a Heisman vote for McCaffrey, Shaw said, ''The short answer is absolutely. But I would have voted for him last year, too.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Rice: The Owls' two-game win streak died without a whimper. No match for Stanford, Rice totaled 14 yards and no first downs in the first quarter and trailed 20-3 by halftime. Stanford's 41 points represented the seventh time this season the Owls allowed at least 40 points.

Stanford: The Cardinal continue to hum along after their fifth straight victory. Their season once considered a major disappointment after a 4-3 start, has recovered nicely and Stanford is now positioned, with a potential bowl victory, to claim a fifth 10-win season in Shaw's six years.

ON THE RUN

The Cardinal finished with 373 rushing yards, including a 62-yard TD dash by Chryst and a 50-yard scoring run by Bryce Love. Stanford has 1,377 rushing yards over the past four games. Chryst's first-quarter TD run was the longest by a Stanford quarterback in at least 20 years. Love finished with 111 rushing yards.

SCHEDULING SWAP

Stanford won for the 16th straight time at home against a nonconference foe in a game that originally was scheduled for September 10. The contest was moved so the Cardinal wouldn't play 12 straight weeks without a bye and end the regular season with an open date.

UP NEXT

Rice: Believe it or not, the Owls' next game is against ... Stanford. Rice is done this season, but is scheduled to open its 2017 campaign at home against the Cardinal on Sept. 2. The Owls can only hope that Christian McCaffrey is playing in the NFL by then.

Stanford: Its regular season complete, Stanford awaits its bowl assignment, to be announced on Dec. 4. Nothing is certain, but the best bets are the Dec. 17 Las Vegas Bowl, the Dec. 28 Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara, California, or the Dec. 30 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas, depending on the final College Football Playoff standings.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:16
2-J.Fox extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
41
Touchdown 1:16
3-J.Davis runs 3 yards for a touchdown.
17
plays
101
yds
06:04
pos
16
41
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:54
34-C.Ukropina extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
41
Touchdown 1:54
10-K.Chryst complete to 6-F.Owusu. 6-F.Owusu runs 45 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
52
yds
00:42
pos
10
40
Point After TD 3:34
34-C.Ukropina extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
34
Touchdown 3:34
20-B.Love runs 50 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
62
yds
01:20
pos
10
33
Point After TD 5:00
2-J.Fox extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
27
Touchdown 5:00
3-J.Davis runs 6 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
85
yds
04:04
pos
9
27
Point After TD 9:04
34-C.Ukropina extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
27
Touchdown 9:04
5-C.McCaffrey runs 19 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
42
yds
01:48
pos
3
26
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:18
2-J.Fox 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
23
plays
35
yds
05:54
pos
3
20
Point After TD 6:12
34-C.Ukropina extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
20
Touchdown 6:12
10-K.Chryst complete to 5-C.McCaffrey. 5-C.McCaffrey runs 23 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
23
yds
00:07
pos
0
19
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:12
34-C.Ukropina 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
32
yds
07:33
pos
0
13
Field Goal 8:16
34-C.Ukropina 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
2
yds
03:06
pos
0
10
Point After TD 12:17
34-C.Ukropina extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 12:17
10-K.Chryst scrambles runs 62 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
62
yds
01:30
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 21 19
Rushing 14 13
Passing 6 6
Penalty 1 0
3rd Down Conv 5-20 6-13
4th Down Conv 4-5 1-1
Total Net Yards 313 555
Total Plays 87 61
Avg Gain 3.6 9.1
Net Yards Rushing 167 373
Rush Attempts 39 43
Avg Rush Yards 4.3 8.7
Net Yards Passing 146 182
Comp. - Att. 15-48 12-18
Yards Per Pass 3.0 10.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-22 3-21
Penalties - Yards 5-35 8-59
Touchdowns 2 5
Rushing TDs 2 3
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 2-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 9-37.1 4-33.5
Return Yards 44 72
Punts - Returns 0-0 3-44
Kickoffs - Returns 2-44 3-28
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 7/7
Extra Points 2/2 5/5
Field Goals 1/1 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Rice 3-9 037717
24 Stanford 9-3 13721041
146 PASS YDS 182
167 RUSH YDS 373
313 TOTAL YDS 555
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Tyner 14 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
27% 68 0 0 42.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.8% 318 2 1 94.5
J. Tyner 10/37 68 0 0
J. Granato 15 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
45.5% 56 0 0 88.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42.1% 96 0 2 63.5
J. Granato 5/11 56 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
S. Stewart 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 77 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
76 479 3
S. Stewart 13 77 0 14
J. Davis 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 49 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
71 299 4
J. Davis 10 49 2 13
D. Dillard 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 36 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
77 383 3
D. Dillard 4 36 0 19
J. Tyner 14 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 44 1
J. Tyner 7 19 0 11
J. Granato 15 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 -6 1
J. Granato 5 -14 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Cella 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 56 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 230 1
C. Cella 5 56 0 18
D. Dillard 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 40 0
D. Dillard 2 28 0 17
S. Stewart 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 107 3
S. Stewart 2 13 0 7
J. Davis 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 45 0
J. Davis 2 10 0 7
L. Wright 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 136 1
L. Wright 2 10 0 6
Z. Wright 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
38 346 1
Z. Wright 2 7 0 5
T. Stehling 10 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 27 1
T. Stehling 0 0 0 0
T. Alaka 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 458 2
T. Alaka 0 0 0 0
J. Hudak 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
J. Hudak 0 0 0 0
V. Banks 19 CB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
V. Banks 0 0 0 0
As. Walter 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
As. Walter 0 0 0 0
N. German 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 157 0
N. German 0 0 0 0
K. Granson 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 381 2
K. Granson 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
E. Ellerbee 58 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
10-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-3 1 0.0
E. Ellerbee 10-3 0.0 0
A. Lyons 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 1.0
A. Lyons 6-1 1.0 0
J. Blasingame 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-4 1 0.0
J. Blasingame 5-4 0.0 0
D. White 6 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 1 0.0
D. White 4-4 0.0 0
T. McGaskey 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
T. McGaskey 4-0 0.0 0
B. Padgett 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 1.0
B. Padgett 3-2 1.0 0
R. Wilkins 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Wilkins 3-0 0.0 0
P. Gordon 57 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
P. Gordon 2-0 1.0 0
Z. Wright 17 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Z. Wright 1-0 0.0 0
J. Ibe 17 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Ibe 1-0 0.0 0
C. Thomas 28 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Thomas 1-0 0.0 0
J. Thompson 10 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Thompson 1-0 0.0 0
B. Wright 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Wright 1-0 0.0 0
V. Banks 19 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 1 0.0
V. Banks 1-2 0.0 0
G. Schantz 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
G. Schantz 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Fox 2 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/2
SEASON FG XP
1/1 2/2
J. Fox 1/1 29 2/2 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Fox 2 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
9 37.1 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
75 40.7 1
J. Fox 9 37.1 1 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Au. Walter 27 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 27.0 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
17 19.2 27 0
Au. Walter 1 27.0 27 0
N. Ellerbe 25 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 17.0 17 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 27.8 17 0
N. Ellerbe 1 17.0 17 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
68.8% 154 2 0 190.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
56.9% 837 9 2 130.8
K. Chryst 11/16 154 2 0
R. Burns 17 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 7 0 0 79.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 1070 5 7 120.6
R. Burns 1/2 7 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. McCaffrey 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
30 204 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
253 1603 13
C. McCaffrey 30 204 1 42
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 111 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 664 3
B. Love 7 111 1 50
K. Chryst 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 49 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 145 2
K. Chryst 3 49 1 62
R. Burns 17 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 17 0
R. Burns 3 9 0 14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
F. Owusu 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 43 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 72 1
F. Owusu 2 43 1 45
D. Schultz 9 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 203 1
D. Schultz 2 41 0 30
M. Rector 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
31 355 3
M. Rector 3 30 0 12
C. McCaffrey 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 23 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 310 3
C. McCaffrey 2 23 1 23
T. Irwin 2 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 12 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
36 437 1
T. Irwin 1 12 0 12
J. Arcega-Whiteside 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 351 5
J. Arcega-Whiteside 1 7 0 7
B. Love 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 34 0
B. Love 1 5 0 5
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Lloyd 29 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 3 0.0
D. Lloyd 5-2 0.0 0
C. Robinson 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
C. Robinson 5-0 1.0 0
P. Kalambayi 34 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-5 0 0.5
P. Kalambayi 5-1 0.5 0
J. Alfieri 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
J. Alfieri 4-1 0.0 0
C. Toohill 52 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
C. Toohill 3-1 0.0 0
S. Thomas 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
S. Thomas 3-2 0.0 0
T. Alexander 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
T. Alexander 3-0 0.0 0
K. Palma 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-3 1 0.5
K. Palma 2-2 0.5 0
A. Murphy 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Murphy 2-0 0.0 0
J. Reid 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-0 0 0.0
J. Reid 2-0 0.0 0
B. Edwards 9 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
B. Edwards 2-1 0.0 0
M. Branch 31 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 1 0.0
M. Branch 2-1 0.0 0
S. Barton 27 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
S. Barton 1-1 0.0 0
F. Buncom 4 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
F. Buncom 1-0 0.0 0
C. Chandler 45 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Chandler 1-1 0.0 0
R. Beecher 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
R. Beecher 1-1 0.0 0
D. Jackson 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
D. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0
H. Phillips 66 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
H. Phillips 1-1 0.0 0
L. Burik 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Burik 1-0 0.0 0
N. Davis 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
N. Davis 1-1 0.0 0
J. Perez 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Perez 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Meeks 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 2 0.0
Q. Meeks 1-1 0.0 0
B. Simmons 2 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
B. Simmons 1-0 0.0 0
B. Okereke 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
B. Okereke 0-1 0.0 0
J. Watkins 75 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
J. Watkins 0-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Ukropina 34 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 5/5
SEASON FG XP
18/22 33/33
C. Ukropina 2/2 28 5/5 11
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Robinson 47 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 35.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
4 37.0 2
A. Robinson 2 35.5 2 36
J. Bailey 14 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 31.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
45 42.8 4
J. Bailey 2 31.5 2 33
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Scarlett 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 12.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 9.8 15 0
C. Scarlett 2 12.0 15 0
T. Alexander 11 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 4.0 4 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 10.3 4 0
T. Alexander 1 4.0 4 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. McCaffrey 5 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 14.7 33 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 9.6 33 0
C. McCaffrey 3 14.7 33 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 RICE 25 1:07 3 5 Punt
12:12 RICE 18 0:42 3 2 Punt
8:03 RICE 27 0:12 3 0 Punt
0:08 RICE 25 0:00 1 7
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 RICE 32 2:24 7 18 Punt
7:01 RICE 8 0:31 4 -2 Punt
6:12 RICE 25 5:54 23 71 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:42 RICE 10 0:42 3 3 Punt
9:04 RICE 25 4:04 15 75 TD
3:34 RICE 25 0:47 3 5 Punt
1:54 RICE 25 1:52 6 36
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 STNFRD 39 0:09 1 0 Punt
10:24 RICE 14 0:44 3 2 Punt
7:20 RICE 8 6:04 17 92 TD
1:16 RICE 43 0:38 4 37
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:47 STNFRD 38 1:30 3 62 TD
11:22 STNFRD 33 3:06 7 2 FG
7:45 STNFRD 28 7:33 15 66 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:25 STNFRD 3 5:18 10 52 Punt
6:19 RICE 23 0:07 1 23 TD
0:09 STNFRD 30 0:00 1 9
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:54 STNFRD 38 3:06 7 30 Punt
10:52 RICE 42 1:48 4 42 TD
4:54 STNFRD 38 1:20 3 62 TD
2:36 STNFRD 48 0:42 2 52 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:45 STNFRD 15 4:14 8 36 Punt
9:34 RICE 40 2:04 3 -1 Punt
0:30 RICE 20 0:10 2 17