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NCAA Game Summary - Tulsa at Rice



(Saturday, October 3rd)

Final Score: Tulsa 27, Rice 10

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - G.J. Kinne threw for 251 yards and one touchdown as the Tulsa Golden Hurricane defeated the Rice Owls, 27-10, in a Conference-USA battle at Rice Stadium.

Kinne also scored a rushing touchdown for Tulsa (4-1, 2-0 C-USA), but it was Jamad Williams who led the ground game for the Golden Hurricane, as the junior rumbled for 72 yards and one touchdown in the win.

Ryan Lewis only completed 12-of-32 passes for Rice (0-5, 0-2), finishing the game with just 99 yards and one touchdown. John Shepherd was no better under center, as the signal caller completed just 5-of-11 throws for 45 yards and was also intercepted.

The Golden Hurricane took an early 7-0 lead when Williams scored on a six- yard touchdown run.

However, Rice evened the score at seven apiece early in second stanza when Lewis hit Taylor Wardlow with a 29-yard scoring strike.

The Owls took a 10-7 lead late in the first half with a 42-yard field goal by Clark Fangmeier, but Tulsa used a 29-yard kick by Kevin Fitzpatrick to go into the break tied at 10 apiece.

Tulsa reclaimed the lead midway through the third quarter when Kinne scored on a six-yard run.

Tulsa added a 28-yard field goal by Fitzpatrick with just over four minutes remaining in the third quarter, extending its lead to 20-10.

Kinne crushed all hopes for Rice, as the quarterback connected with A.J. Whitmore for a 39-yard scoring strike, giving the Golden Hurricane a 17-point advantage.

Tulsa's defense dominated the remainder of the game, holding Rice off the scoreboard throughout the final quarter.

Overall, the Golden Hurricane limited Rice to just 191 total yards, including just 47 rushing yards on 1.6 yards per carry.

10/04 00:00:37 ET