Scores

Final

Rice 49

(2-8, 1-4 away)

Tulane 54

(4-6, 2-4 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 7 14 14 1449
TULN 14 24 7 954

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 314 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Eddington (RICE) - 14 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: V. McDonald (SOU) - 5 REC, 103 YDS, 3 TD

Tulane 54, Rice 49

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Ryan Grant caught a 73-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Griffin with 1:46 remaining, erasing Rice's only lead of the game and giving Tulane a 54-49 victory on Saturday.

Griffin completed 21 of 34 for 314 yards and three touchdowns for the Green Wave (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA). Grant also caught a 40-yard touchdown from running back Orleans Darkwa, who carried 26 times for 113 yards and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Cody Sparks on his only other attempt.

The Owls (2-8, 1-5), trailing 38-21 at halftime, replaced Nick Fanuzzi, who had thrown three interceptions, with Taylor Cook. Cook directed Rice to four touchdowns, including a 29-yard pass to Patrick Randolph with 2:02 remaining.

After Tulane regained the lead on Griffin's pass to Grant, Rice drove to a first down at the Green Wave 14. After two plays gained 3 yards, two incompletions turned the ball over on downs.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
TULN
1st Downs2828
Total Yards542512
Passing290357
Rushing252155
Penalties7-734-19
3rd Down Conversions7-119-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers40
Possession30:2829:32

Passing Leaders

RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Fanuzzi13/201889.423
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin21/343149.230

Rushing Leaders

RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eddington141037.4121
McGuffie15714.7123
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Darkwa261134.3015
Williams3258.3018

Receiving Leaders

RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald510320.6340
Willson66510.8019
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant314046.7273
Banks55911.8118

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICETULN
TD10:38D.J. Banks 9 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 07
TD02:39Vance McDonald 8 Yd Pass From Nick Fanuzzi (Chris Boswell Kick) 77
TD00:02Ryan Grant 40 Yd Pass From Orleans Darkwa (Cairo Santos Kick) 714
SECOND QUARTERRICETULN
FG12:25Cairo Santos 30 Yd 717
TD09:15Sam McGuffie 6 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 1417
TD06:06Cody Sparks 3 Yd Pass From Orleans Darkwa (Cairo Santos Kick) 1424
TD04:38Vance McDonald 40 Yd Pass From Nick Fanuzzi (Chris Boswell Kick) 2124
TD01:50D.J. Banks 11 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 2131
TD00:23Cody Sparks 13 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 2138
THIRD QUARTERRICETULN
TD12:45Vance McDonald 12 Yd Pass From Taylor Cook (Chris Boswell Kick) 2838
TD06:15Jeremy Eddington 1 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 3538
TD03:36D.J. Banks 18 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 3545
FOURTH QUARTERRICETULN
TD10:02Turner Petersen 36 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 4245
FG05:37Cairo Santos 23 Yd 4248
TD02:02Patrick Randolph 29 Yd Pass From Taylor Cook (Chris Boswell Kick) 4948
TD01:46Ryan Grant 73 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 4954