Oct. 15, 2011
Rice game captains for the Marshall game were OL Jake Hicks, RB Tyler Smith, DE Scott Solomon and DB Xavier Webb. Marshall won the toss and deferred. Rice began the game by receiving and defending the north goal at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. The Owls have won the toss just once this season (at Baylor).
With a 49-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter to cut Marshall's lead to 17-13, Vance McDonald moved onto the Rice career list for TD catches with his 12th scoring grab. McDonald now has 12 touchdown receptions which is currently tied for ninth on the list with Hosea Fortune (1978-81) and Ed Howard (1991-94).
Rice finished with a season-high 194 rushing yards. The previous season-best of 180 rushing yards was set last week against Memphis.
The game marked just the second time this season the Owls outgained their opponent (361-328).
Rice was 3-for-3 inside the Red Zone against Marshall. Through the first half of the season, the Owls are now 17-of-19 on Red Zone opportunities.
Rice's defense held its opponent scoreless on its opening series for the sixth straight game this season.
After Cameron Nwosu's stop of high-flying Tron Martinez for no gain on fourth-and-one from the Rice 31 to end the third quarter, Rice opponents are now 3-for-8 for the season on fourth-down conversions (.375).
Rice sophomore linebacker Cameron Nwosu finished the game with a career-high 16 tackles. Nwosu's final number surpassed the 12 he had against both Texas and Southern Miss earlier in the season. For the year, Nwosu currently has 67 tackles which leads the team.
Rice intercepted its fifth pass in three Conference USA games when Paul Porras claimed his first pick of the season. The interception was the second of Porras' career.
With second-quarter field goals of 35 and 24 yards, Chris Boswell moved into a tie for seventh on the Rice all-time list with 19 career field goals. Boswell is currently tied with Alan Pringle (1973-74) for seventh all-time in Rice annals.
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