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Sat. 11/13 Sat. 11/20 Sat. 11/27
vs. WestKy
L 21-42
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@ UTEP
L 28-38
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vs. LaTech
W 35-31
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McMahon rallies Rice to 35-31 victory over Louisiana Tech

HOUSTON (AP) TJ McMahon threw two late touchdown passes - including a 3-yarder to Cedric Patterson III with 61 seconds remaining - and Rice rallied for a 35-31 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.

Rice (4-8, 3-5 Conference USA) led 14-10 at halftime, but JD Head connected with Smoke Harris for a 5-yard score to give Louisiana Tech (3-9, 2-6) a 17-14 lead midway through the third quarter. The Owls regained the lead on Cameron Montgomery's 7-yard TD run on the ensuing possession, but Head scored on a 22-yard run and the Bulldogs took a 24-21 lead into the final quarter.

Head hit Griffin Hebert for a 6-yard score and Louisiana Tech led 31-21 with 13:10 left to play. McMahon pulled the Owls within three points on a 31-yard scoring strike to August Pitre III with 4:12 remaining. Rice forced a punt with 1:19 to go and Sean Fresch returned it 48 yards to the Louisiana Tech 18-yard line. Three plays later McMahon hit Patterson for the go-ahead score. Head drove the Bulldogs to a first down at the Rice 33, but Gabe Taylor came up with an interception with 12 seconds left to preserve the win.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Constantine1622
Passing TDs: J. Constantine8
Rushing Yards: A. Broussard568
Rushing TDs: J. Myers8
Receiving Yards: J. Bailey714
Receiving TDs: C. Patterson III6
Interceptions: N. Smith3
Schedule 2021
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/4 at Arkansas L 17 - 38
9/11 vs. Houston L 7 - 44
9/18 at Texas L 0 - 58
9/25 vs. Texas Southern W 48 - 34
10/2 vs. Southern Miss W 24 - 19
10/16 at UTSA L 0 - 45
10/23 at UAB W 30 - 24
10/30 vs. North Texas L 24 - 30
11/6 at Charlotte L 24 - 31
11/13 vs. Western Kentucky L 21 - 42
11/20 at UTEP L 28 - 38
11/27 vs. Louisiana Tech W 35 - 31
Conference USA
East
  Conference Overall
Western Kentucky 7-1 8-4
Marshall 5-3 7-5
Old Dominion 5-3 6-6
Middle Tennessee 4-4 6-6
Florida Atlantic 3-5 5-7
Charlotte 3-5 5-7
Florida International 0-8 1-11
West
  Conference Overall
Texas-San Antonio 7-1 11-1
UAB 6-2 8-4
North Texas 5-3 6-6
UTEP 4-4 7-5
Rice 3-5 4-8
Southern Miss 2-6 3-9
Louisiana Tech 2-6 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4356 (97)
Passing Yards: 2540 (91)
Rushing Yards: 1816 (81)
Points per game: 21.5 (111)
Yards per game: 363.0 (99)
Touchdowns: 35 (92)
Field Goals: 5 (134)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5238 (114)
Passing Yards: 3285 (128)
Rushing Yards: 1953 (86)
Points per game: 36.2 (125)
Yards per game: 436.5 (113)
Touchdowns: 53 (122)
Field Goals: 11 (42)
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