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Rice 33, Louisiana-Lafayette 21

Associated Press

HOUSTON - TJ McMahon threw for 303 yards with three touchdown passes to lead Rice over Louisiana-Lafayette 33-21.

McMahon, who threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Luke McCaffrey late in the second quarter, hit Bradley Rozner for a 12-yard score early in the third. McCaffrey added a 6-yard TD pass to McCaffrey in the fourth quarter.

Louisiana-Lafayette (2-1, 0-1) built a 14-13 halftime lead behind Caleb Anderson's pick-6 and Chandler Fields' 11-yard touchdown pass to Terrence Williams. Chris Smith broke loose for a 22-yard touchdown to pull the Ragin' Cajuns to 27-21 with 9:17 left.

But on the ensuing possession, Rice (2-1, 1-0) ate up more than six minutes with an 11-play, 70-yard drive capped by Ari Broussard's 2-yard touchdown run.

McMahon was 25-of-36 passing but was intercepted three times. McCaffrey finished with 10 catches for 105 yards.

Louisiana was held to 175 total yards compared to Rice's 449.

It was the sixth meeting between the teams but first since Sept. 23, 1989 when Louisiana-Lafayette won 18-3.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UL-LafRice
Rice FG 7:17 Christian VanSickle 23 yd FG 0 3
UL-Laf TD 2:47 Caleb Anderson 54 yd interception return (Preston Stafford kick) 7 3
Second Quarter UL-LafRice
Rice TD 5:20 Luke McCaffrey 8 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Christian VanSickle kick) 7 10
UL-Laf TD 1:24 Terrence Williams 11 yd pass from Chandler Fields (Preston Stafford kick) 14 10
Rice FG 0:00 Christian VanSickle 31 yd FG 14 13
Third Quarter UL-LafRice
Rice TD 10:20 Bradley Rozner 12 yd pass from TJ McMahon (failed 2pt pass) 14 19
Fourth Quarter UL-LafRice
Rice TD 11:25 Luke McCaffrey 6 yd pass from TJ McMahon (Bradley Rozner 2pt pass from TJ McMahon) 14 27
UL-Laf TD 9:17 Chris Smith 22 yd run (Preston Stafford kick) 21 27
Rice TD 2:59 Ari Broussard 2 yd run (failed 2pt pass) 21 33
Team Stats
  Louisiana Rice
First downs 9 27
  Rushing 2 10
  Passing 5 12
  Penalty 2 5
3rd Down Efficiency 3-11, 27% 9-15, 60%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 15-61 44-146
Passing Yards 114 303
Return Yards 63 123
Completions-Attempts-Int 13-28-1 25-36-3
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--8 3--13
Punts 4 1
Punts-Average 44.5 37
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 11-85 9-65
Time of Possession 17:22 41:51
Louisiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Wooldridge 6 14 76 0 0
C. Fields 7 14 38 1 1
Rice Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. McMahon 25 36 303 3 3
Louisiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Smith 6 39 6.5 1
J. Kibodi 5 33 6.6 0
T. Williams 3 -3 -1.0 0
C. Fields 1 -8 -8.0 0
Rice Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Broussard 19 49 2.6 1
C. Montgomery 5 32 6.4 0
L. McCaffrey 2 26 13.0 0
D. Connors 5 17 3.4 0
T. McMahon 7 13 1.9 0
U. West 6 9 1.5 0
Louisiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Jefferson 5 53 10.6 0
N. Johnson 1 20 20.0 0
P. Migl 1 13 13.0 0
C. Smith 2 11 5.5 0
T. Williams 1 11 11.0 1
J. Lumpkin 1 4 4.0 0
E. Rogers, Jr. 1 2 2.0 0
D. Washington 1 0 0.0
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Rice Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. McCaffrey 10 105 10.5 2
I. Esdale 4 64 16.0 0
B. Rozner 4 48 12.0 1
K. Campbell 2 47 23.5 0
J. Bradley 4 36 9.0 0
D. Connors 1 3 3.0 0
Louisiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Anderson 1 54
N. McGriff 1 9
A. Jones 1 0
Rice Interceptions
Player Int Yards
G. Nyakwol 1 25
Louisiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Byrns 4 178 44.5
Rice Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
C. Hunt 1 37 37.0
Louisiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Rice Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
S. Fresch 2 45 22.5
T. Thompson 1 8 8.0
Louisiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Rice Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Otoviano 2 45 22.5
Louisiana Missed FG
Player Length
P. Stafford 52
Rice Missed FG
Player Length




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