Scores

Final

Rice 49

(4-6, 2-3 away)

Tulane 47

(2-7, 2-4 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 3, 2012

Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 14 14 7 1449
TULN 7 3 28 947

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 476 YDS, 4 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. McHargue (RICE) - 19 CAR, 60 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Grant (SOU) - 5 REC, 176 YDS

Rice 49, Tulane 47

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Luke Turner put Rice ahead to stay with his first of two fourth-quarter touchdowns and the Owls outlasted Tulane 49-47 Saturday.

Turner's go-ahead run was confirmed by review after it appeared he might have been down before crossing the goal line.

The Owls (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA) withstood a comeback led by Ryan Griffin, who threw for 476 yards and four touchdowns, including three in the second half when Tulane (2-7, 2-3) rallied from a 28-10 halftime deficit.

Ryan Travis' 73-yard interception for a touchdown started the comeback. Tulane led 38-35 on Orleans Darkwa's 1-yard run after Griffin's 62-yarder to Ryan Grant moved the ball to the 1.

Rice led 14-0 early after two touchdown runs by Taylor McHargue. The second came after the Owls recovered a Tulane fumble on the kickoff following the first score.

Tulane gained all its offensive yardage by passing, netting 0 yards on 14 rushes.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
TULN
1st Downs2520
Total Yards482476
Passing271476
Rushing2110
Penalties9-1004-25
3rd Down Conversions10-196-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-1
Turnovers25
Possession40:0119:59

Passing Leaders

RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue12/2025913.001
TulaneC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Griffin28/494769.742

Rushing Leaders

RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ross20954.8115
McHargue19603.2215
TulaneCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rounds177.007
Darkwa461.514

Receiving Leaders

RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Willson25929.5042
Taylor25829.0046
TulaneRECYDSAVGTDLG
Grant517635.2068
Rush59619.2162

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICETULN
TD12:01Taylor McHargue 9 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 70
TD10:12Taylor McHargue 11 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 140
TD05:48Wilson Van Hooser 35 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERRICETULN
TD13:35Turner Petersen 6 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 217
TD10:08Gabe Baker 55 Yd Interception Return (Chris Boswell Kick) 287
FG00:00Cairo Santos 57 Yd 2810
THIRD QUARTERRICETULN
TD13:30Ryan Travis 73 Yd Interception Return (Cairo Santos Kick) 2817
TD11:35Charles Ross 11 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 3517
TD10:43Robert Kelley 7 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 3524
TD06:30Xavier Rush 62 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Cairo Santos Kick) 3531
TD02:55Orleans Darkwa 1 Yd Run (Cairo Santos Kick) 3538
FOURTH QUARTERRICETULN
TD14:23Luke Turner 3 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 4238
FG08:34Cairo Santos 42 Yd 4241
TD02:42Luke Turner 2 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 4941
TD00:56Wilson Van Hooser 33 Yd Pass From Ryan Griffin (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 4947