MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)Chris Jammer returned a 69-yard interception for a touchdown with 11 seconds left to lift Rice to a 42-35 win over Memphis on Saturday night.
The interception return came just over a minute after Chase Clement scored on a 9-yard run for the Owls (2-0, 2-0 Conference USA) with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter. He connected with James Casey for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 35-35.
Clement threw for 318 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 80 yards on 15 carries and scored on also scored on an 8-yard run during a fourth quarter when Rice scored 29 points.
Jarett Dillard added eight catches for 66 yards and a touchdown for Rice.
Arkelon Hall threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, while Maurice Jones had nine catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns for Memphis (0-2, 0-1).