GAMEDAY College Football

Rice 52, McNeese 10

Associated Press

HOUSTON - TJ McMahon threw four touchdown passes and added a 9-yard scoring run, Gabe Taylor returned an interception 91 yards for a score and Rice beat McNeese 52-10.

McMahon completed 20 of 29 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Bradley Rozner finished with three receptions for 101 yards, including TD catches of 13 and 75 yards. Ari Broussard added 71 yards rushing on 17 carries, including a 2-yard touchdown that gave the Owls a 31-0 halftime lead.

Deonta McMahon ripped off a 62-yard touchdown run for McNeese (0-2) on the second play from scrimmage in the second half but Rozner's long TD came just 11 seconds later and Jack Bradley's 17-yard touchdown reception with 9:35 left in the third quarter made it 45-7.

Rice (1-1) scored 23 points off five Cowboys turnovers.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter McNeRice
Rice FG 7:23 Christian VanSickle 28 yd FG 0 3
Rice TD 4:38 Bradley Rozner 13 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Christian VanSickle kick) 0 10
Second Quarter McNeRice
Rice TD 10:17 TJ McMahon 9 yd run (Christian VanSickle kick) 0 17
Rice TD 6:59 Gabe Taylor 91 yd interception return (Christian VanSickle kick) 0 24
Rice TD 3:26 Ari Broussard 2 yd run (Christian VanSickle kick) 0 31
Third Quarter McNeRice
McNe TD 14:31 Deonta McMahon 62 yd run (Garrison Smith kick) 7 31
Rice TD 14:20 Bradley Rozner 75 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Christian VanSickle kick) 7 38
Rice TD 9:35 Jack Bradley 17 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Christian VanSickle kick) 7 45
McNe FG 3:10 Garrison Smith 23 yd FG 10 45
Fourth Quarter McNeRice
Rice TD 13:14 Juma Otoviano 15 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Christian VanSickle kick) 10 52
Team Stats
  McNeese Rice
First downs 14 26
  Rushing 8 14
  Passing 3 11
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 1-10, 10% 10-16, 63%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 2-3, 67%
Rushes-Yards 30-172 43-209
Passing Yards 91 278
Return Yards 74 107
Completions-Attempts-Int 8-21-2 21-31-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 4--35 0-0
Punts 5 2
Punts-Average 35.6 38.5
Fumbles Lost 4-3 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-20 7-67
Time of Possession 21:48 38:12
McNeese Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
K. Kadum 5 12 65 0 1
C. Ransom 3 9 26 0 1
Rice Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. McMahon 20 29 274 4 0
S. Itraish 1 2 4 0 0
McNeese Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. McMahon 5 101 20.2 1
D. Durham 8 55 6.9 0
C. Ransom 10 20 2.0 0
M. McElroy Jr. 1 1 1.0 0
K. Kadum 6 -5 -0.8 0
Rice Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Broussard 17 71 4.2 1
D. Connors 6 44 7.3 0
J. Otoviano 6 35 5.8 0
U. West 7 32 4.6 0
T. McMahon 3 26 8.7 1
C. Montgomery 4 1 0.3 0
McNeese Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Pierce 3 37 12.3 0
J. Matthews 2 33 16.5 0
D. Durham 1 11 11.0 0
D. McMahon 1 8 8.0 0
J. McCall 1 2 2.0 0
Rice Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Rozner 3 101 33.7 2
I. Esdale 4 53 13.3 0
L. McCaffrey 4 46 11.5 0
J. Bradley 2 26 13.0 1
J. Otoviano 1 15 15.0 1
C. Montgomery 1 11 11.0 0
K. Campbell 1 11 11.0 0
A. Broussard 1 10 10.0 0
M. Barnett 1 6 6.0 0
C. Welsh 1 4 4.0 0
D. Connors 1 -2 -2.0 0
J. Johnson III 1 -3 -3.0 0
McNeese Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Rice Interceptions
Player Int Yards
G. Taylor 1 91
T. Chamberlain 1 6
McNeese Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Eddings 5 178 35.6
Rice Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Hunt 2 77 38.5
McNeese Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Rice Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Fresch 1 10 10.0
McNeese Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. McMahon 4 74 18.5
Rice Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
McNeese Missed FG
Player Length
Rice Missed FG
Player Length
T. Horn 47




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