Scores

Final

Rice 42

(2-0, 2-0 C-USA)

Memphis 35

(0-2, 0-1 American)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

8:00 PM ET, September 6, 2008

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 3 0 10 2942
MEM 0 14 7 1435

Top Performers

Passing: A. Hall (MEM) - 373 YDS, 3 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: C. Clement (RICE) - 15 CAR, 80 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Jones (MEM) - 9 REC, 173 YDS, 2 TD

Rice 42, Memphis 35

Associated Press

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).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
MEM
1st Downs2422
Total Yards430523
Passing318373
Rushing112150
Penalties3-206-48
3rd Down Conversions6-1212-19
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession25:2134:39

Passing Leaders

RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Clement26/443187.212
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hall29/383739.832

Rushing Leaders

RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clement15805.3214
Ugokwe8253.109
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steele12443.7011
Hall9364.0019

Receiving Leaders

RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Casey1120818.9047
Dillard8668.3122
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones917319.2245
Black7497.0024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICEMEM
FG10:55Clark Fangmeier 24 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERRICEMEM
TD09:54Maurice Jones 45 Yd Pass From Arkelon Hall (Matt Reagan Kick) 37
TD02:44Earnest Williams 10 Yd Pass From Arkelon Hall (Matt Reagan Kick) 314
THIRD QUARTERRICEMEM
TD11:27James Casey 7 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 1014
FG05:29Clark Fangmeier 36 Yd 1314
TD03:11Charlie Jones 15 Yd Run (Matt Reagan Kick) 1321
FOURTH QUARTERRICEMEM
TD14:14Charlie Jones 1 Yd Run (Matt Reagan Kick) 1328
TD10:48Chase Clement 8 Yd Run (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 2028
TD08:33Maurice Jones 39 Yd Pass From Arkelon Hall (Matt Reagan Kick) 2035
TD06:28Jarett Dillard 5 Yd Pass From Chase Clement (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 2735
TD01:15Chase Clement 9 Yd Run (Chase Clement Pass To James Casey For Two-Point Conversion) 3535
TD00:11Chris Jammer 69 Yd Interception Return (Clark Fangmeier Kick) 4235