NCAAF Game Recap - Wake Forest at Rice
Fri Sep 6, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

TxAM
10
Clem
24
F
NMSt
10
Ala
62
F
Murr
17
UGA
63
F
SD
14
Okla
70
F
Cin
0
OHSt
42
F
LSU
45
Tex
38
F
Army
21
Mich
24
F(1OT)
Tul
6
Aub
24
F
UT-M
0
Fla
45
F
NIU
17
Utah
35
F
Cal
20
Wash
19
F
Buff
13
PSU
45
F
Nev
6
Oreg
77
F
C Mi
0
Wisc
61
F
UCF
48
FlAtl
14
F
WestMI
17
MSU
51
F
Rut
0
Iowa
30
F
Syr
20
MD
63
F
NoCol
17
WaSt
59
F
Stan
20
USC
45
F
Marsh
7
Boise
14
F
Neb
31
Colo
34
F OT
Wake
41
Rice
21
F
W&M
17
UVA
52
F
SacSt
7
AzSt
19
F
Ohio
10
Pitt
20
F
(N/A)
23
Kent
26
F
WVU
7
Mizzu
38
F
Sou
24
Mem
55
F
BGSU
0
K St
52
F
OD
17
VaTec
31
F
ChaSo
10
SCar
72
F
Vand
24
Purd
42
F
UAB
31
Akr
20
F
WCU
0
NCSt
41
F
SoFL
10
GATec
14
F
Ford
29
Ball
57
F
TnTec
17
MiaOH
48
F
SMiss
15
MisSt
38
F
Gram
14
LaTec
20
F
SIU
45
UMass
20
F
E Il
0
Ind
52
F
Ill
31
UConn
23
F
Rich
13
BC
45
F
Char
41
App
56
F
WIl
13
ColSt
38
F
UTSA
14
Bayl
63
F
SDSU
23
UCLA
14
F
ULMon
44
FlaSt
45
F OT
Maine
18
GaSo
26
F
GWebb
9
ECU
48
F
NCAT
13
Duke
45
F
Furm
42
GASt
48
F
Wyo
23
TxSt
14
F
JacSt
14
SoAl
37
F
NorTx
27
SMU
49
F
McNee
14
OkSt
56
F
TnSt
26
MidTN
45
F
CoCar
12
Kans
7
F
BYU
29
Tenn
26
F(1OT)
E Ky
0
Lou
42
F
W Ky
20
FLInt
14
F
Stony
7
UtSt
62
F
Ark
17
Miss
31
F
Lib
14
ULLaf
35
F
E Mi
17
KY
38
F
UTEP
3
TxTch
38
F
PVAM
17
Hou
37
F
MiaFL
25
UNC
28
F
Tuls
34
SJSU
16
F
ArkSt
43
UNLV
17
F
Minn
38
Fres
35
F(1OT)
NoAZ
41
Ariz
65
F
OreSt
28
Hawaii
31
F

Wake Forest 41, Rice 21

Sep 6, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Wake Forest (2-0)

14

10

10

7

41

Rice (0-2)

14

0

0

7

21

Newman throws for 312 yards, 3 TDs in Wake 41-21 win
Sat Sep 7, 2019 12:47 AM

HOUSTON (AP) With Wake Forest's running game limited by Rice's defense early in Friday night's game, the Demon Deacons decided to take advantage of their size at wide receiver.

Jamie Newman and Scotty Washington made sure the decision worked.

Newman was 21 of 27 for 312 yards and three touchdowns, Washington had seven catches for 158 yards and two touchdowns and Wake Forest beat the Rice Owls 41-21.

"I think we're pretty good at receiver and protecting well right now," Wake Forest coach Dave Clawson said. "When teams gang up and play the run, you have to take some shots over top. We've got some big receivers that can go up and get it."

Newman, who started 13 of 14, also rushed for 29 yards. Sage Surratt finished with six catches for 45 yards and a score, and Kenneth Walker III had 125 yards on nine rushes, including a school-record 96-yard touchdown run with 13 minutes left in the fourth quarter, for the Demon Deacons (2-0).

"We had a great day throwing the ball today," Washington said. "Jamie, he laid a lot of great balls out for us as a unit."

Wake outgained Rice 513 yards to 321.

Houston's Tom Stewart completed 19 of 30 for 185 yards and a touchdown after replacing starter Wiley Green, who was carted off the field with 4:44 left in the first quarter. Brad Rozner finished with 103 yards on six catches for Rice (0-2).

Green was trying to dive head first into the end zone and being met by Royce Francis and Justin Strnad. The Rice training staff immediately ran across to the field to the far sideline to attend to Green, who was placed on a backboard. Green gave a thumbs up as he left the field. Green was 3 of 5 for 69 yards.

"The reports we are getting right now are very positive," Rice coach Mike Bloomgren said. "He has movement and sensation in all of his limbs. We are waiting on a CT scan for confirmation. Things are trending the right way."

After Rice tied it at 14, Wake scored the next 27 points, with Newman finding Washington for touchdowns of 25 and 59 sandwiched around two Nick Sciba field goals to give the Demon Deacons a 34-14 lead with five minutes left in the third.

"I think it's what we preach all the time: just finishing," Newman said. "No matter what the scoreboard is, we take everything play-by-play. Next play mentality. We just have to keep going every series."

THE TAKEAWAY

Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons were able to keep pressure on Rice's quarterbacks throughout and finished with four sacks and eight tackles for loss and stopped Rice on the goal line to open the fourth quarter. The Wake offensive line gave Newman plenty of time to throw and keep drives alive. Wake Forest finished 7 of 14 on third downs.

"Defensively, we settled down in the second half and played much better," Clawson said. "I thought the first half we were very unsettled and they did a good job of keeping us off balance."

Rice: The Owls were able to recover from an early 14-0 deficit with two quick scores in three minutes to tie the game with 1 1/2 minutes left in the first, but struggled offensively from there. The Owls had a tough time running the ball, finishing with 67 yards on 37 carries. Rice won the time of possession by 12 1/2 minutes.

"We're not quite there to play an ACC bowl team," Bloomgren said. "I had hoped we could compete better than we did today. We will keep fighting. We're going to continue to try to respond in the right way when things go wrong, when adversity strikes, which it does in every football game."

SLOWING DOWN THE OFFENSE

A week after tying a school record by running 105 offensive plays against Utah State, Wake Forest finished with 62 plays on Friday night.

"We knew that they slowed the tempo down on their end," Washington said. "We just know that we had to come out on our side of the ball and make the most out of every opportunity we could get."

TARGETING

Rice starting cornerback Tyrae Thornton was ejected with 9:02 left in the first quarter after being called for targeting on a tackle of Surratt.

UP NEXT

Wake Forest: Hosts North Carolina in the third straight Friday night game to start the season.

Rice: Faces No. 9 Texas on Sept. 14 at NRG Stadium.

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Passing

Wake Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Newman 27 21 77.8 3 312 59 0 151.9
Rice Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Stewart 30 19 63.3 1 185 20 0 91.7
W. Green 5 3 60.0 0 69 40 0 104.2

Rushing

Wake Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Walker III 9 125 13.9 96 1
C. Beal-Smith 10 30 3.0 18 1
Rice Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Walter 8 29 3.6 9 1
C. Montgomery 6 19 3.2 8 0

Receiving

Wake Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
S. Washington 7 158 22.6 59 2
S. Surratt 6 45 7.5 15 1
Rice Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Rozner 6 103 17.2 40 0
A. Trammell 6 67 11.2 19 1

Fumbles

Returning

Wake KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
S. Surratt 0 - 0 0 1 13.0 0 13
Rice KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Trammell 2 22.0 0 22 1 34.0 0 34

Punting

Wake Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Maggio 4 179 44.8 49
Rice Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Nunez 4 157 39.3 43
C. Barnes 3 126 42.0 50

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Wake Rice
Points For 41 21
Total Yards 513 321
Rushing Yards 201 67
Passing Yards 312 254
Passing Completions / Attempts 21/27 22/35
Turnovers 0 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 19 20
Penalties - Yards 5/38 2/12
Time Of Possession 46:46 14:14
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/14 4/16
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 2/3
Punts - Average Yards 4/45 7/40

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wake Rice
Wake 3:05 TD Christian Beal-Smith 2 yd run (Nick Sciba kick) 7 0
Wake 6:21 TD Sage Surratt 7 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 14 0
Rice 10:28 TD Aston Walter 1 yd run (Will Harrison kick) 14 7
Rice 13:29 TD Tom Stewart 10 yd run (Will Harrison kick) 14 14
2nd Quarter Wake Rice
Wake 0:05 TD Scotty Washington 25 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 21 14
Wake 7:12 FG Nick Sciba 26 yd FG 24 14
3rd Quarter Wake Rice
Wake 3:34 FG Nick Sciba 23 yd FG 27 14
Wake 9:56 TD Scotty Washington 59 yd pass from Jamie Newman (Nick Sciba kick) 34 14
4th Quarter Wake Rice
Wake 1:42 TD Kenneth Walker III 96 yd run (Nick Sciba kick) 41 14
Rice 13:09 TD Austin Trammell 19 yd pass from Tom Stewart (Will Harrison kick) 41 21

Game Information

Stadium: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 17,567
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