NCAAF Game Recap - Texas at Rice
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:00 PM EDT

Clem
41
Syr
6
F
Ala
47
SCar
23
F
ArkSt
0
UGA
55
F
NWSt
14
LSU
65
F
Okla
48
UCLA
14
F
OHSt
51
Ind
10
F
NM
14
ND
66
F
Kent
16
Aub
55
F
Fla
29
KY
21
F
IdSt
0
Utah
31
F
Tex
48
Rice
13
F
Pitt
10
PSU
17
F
Mont
3
Oreg
35
F
Lamar
3
TxAM
62
F
Stan
27
UCF
45
F
AzSt
10
MSU
7
F
Iowa
18
IASt
17
F
WaSt
31
Hou
24
F
MD
17
Temp
20
F
PorSt
10
Boise
45
F
Hawaii
20
Wash
52
F
USC
27
BYU
30
F OT
FlaSt
24
UVA
31
F
UNC
18
Wake
24
F
Kans
48
BC
24
F
K St
31
MisSt
24
F
E Mi
34
Ill
31
F
NCSt
27
WVU
44
F
Furm
17
VaTec
24
F
Chat
0
Tenn
45
F
MiaOH
13
Cin
35
F
Cit
27
GATec
24
F OT
AF
30
Colo
23
F OT
Norf
7
CoCar
46
F
FlAtl
41
Ball
31
F
Akr
24
C Mi
45
F
ECU
10
Navy
42
F
Army
31
UTSA
13
F
OkSt
40
Tuls
21
F
Mem
42
SoAl
6
F
UNLV
14
NW
30
F
GaSo
32
Minn
35
F
SouLA
29
Miss
40
F
Lou
38
W Ky
21
F
ColSt
34
Ark
55
F
B-C
0
MiaFL
63
F
CAPly
7
OreSt
45
F
NorTx
17
Cal
23
F
Idaho
16
Wyo
21
F
LaTec
35
BGSU
7
F
SMiss
47
Troy
42
F
SCSt
16
SoFL
55
F
Buff
17
Lib
35
F
UMass
17
Char
52
F
Ohio
31
Marsh
33
F
GASt
10
WestMI
57
F
Murr
0
Toled
45
F
Web
13
Nev
19
F
TxSt
17
SMU
47
F
Duke
41
MidTN
18
F
UNH
17
FLInt
30
F
SEMO
0
Mizzu
50
F
TxSo
6
ULLaf
77
F
TCU
34
Purd
13
F
MoStU
6
Tul
58
F
SDSU
31
NMSt
10
F
NIU
8
Neb
44
F
TxTch
14
Ariz
28
F

Texas 48, Rice 13

Sep 14, 2019, 8:00 PM EDT

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Ehlinger throws 3 TD passes, No. 12 Texas beats Rice 48-13
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:52 AM

HOUSTON (AP) Texas coach Tom Herman wanted to see his team put last week's loss behind them and start fast Saturday night.

The Longhorns did just that.

Sam Ehlinger threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns, Jake Smith caught six passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns and No. 12 Texas rebounded from its first loss of the season with a 48-13 rout of Rice.

"We said all week elite teams, you don't prove to yourself you're an elite team by winning every top 10 matchup that you face," Herman said. "Obviously, we wish we would have played better last week, but this week was going to be the big test to prove to ourselves that we could prepare, train, take care of our bodies at an elite level. And then, obviously, we had to go out there and play and start fast, and I thought both sides of the ball really, really showed they believed in that."

Ehlinger threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Roschon Johnson to cap the opening drive before throwing touchdown passes of 53 yards and 12 yards to Smith in the first half. Ehlinger finished 23 of 27 passing in less than three quarters.

"Any type of game where you win after a loss is huge," Ehlinger said. "For us to come out and play to our standard, continue to prove to ourselves that when we work really hard and play to our standard, it is hard for people to beat us is great."

Keaontay Ingraham rushed for 74 yards and had touchdown runs of 26 yards and 14 yards after rushing for 29 yards on 10 carries last week.

"I think Keaontay definitely bounced back," Herman said. "Early I thought he got a little bit frustrated, and we had to remind him `Hey we knew it was going to be this kind of game, especially early'. He found his groove, the (offensive) line found their groove. I think it was important for him to have a game like this."

Cameron Dicker nailed a career-long 57-yard field goal a minute before halftime to push Texas' lead to 31-0.

D'Shawn Jamison put the icing on the win for Texas with a 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with a minute left.

Texas (2-1) outgained Rice, 509-266, after losing at home last week to LSU. The Longhorns finished with 28 first downs compared to 13 for the Owls (0-3).

"Amazed at how well we worked this week and how well we executed during game time," Texas linebacker Jeffrey McCulloch said. "To be able to bounce back from what happened last week and just wipe the plate, go out and do what we needed to do was a big step for us."

Tom Stewart was 11 of 22 for 175 yards and threw touchdown passes of 3 yards and 4 yards to Aston Walter in the fourth quarter. Austin Trammell caught six passes for 97 yards to lead Rice.

"Tonight was a very frustrating day to be a coach," Rice coach Mike Bloomgren said. "It was a hard day at the office. We weren't just committed to the run, we were trying other things. Luckily, we popped a few passes at the end of the game and a few runs, and it was a little bit better."

THE TAKEAWAY

Texas: Texas clicked in every phase of the game and looked like a team ready for Big 12 play. The Longhorns have won 14 consecutive games against the Owls and are now 42-1 in the series since 1966.

"When we're doing things on offense and long drives, that really takes the life out of the defense," Ehlinger said. "By the end of the game, when we string those together, we are so well trained that it's really hard on opposing defenses. It's great to do what we want on offense to wear the defense down."

Rice: The Owls were overmatched and struggled to get any momentum going. The Owls played a clean game, with no turnovers and only one penalty.

"They did a lot of things to make it tough on us," Bloomgren said. "I think from one to 22, we couldn't really match up with them. We had a handful of guys that could match up with them for 60 minutes."

BY THE NUMBERS

Texas finished 9 of 14 on third downs, compared to 5 of 13 on third downs for Rice. . Johnson had 11 carries for 59 yards, and Devin Duvernay had six catches for 60 yards for the Longhorns. ... Walter rushed for 69 yards on 16 carries.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Texas should maintain its spot after the blowout win over Rice.

UP NEXT

Texas: Hosts Oklahoma State Saturday to open Big 12 play.

Rice: Hosts Baylor on Saturday.

Passing

Tex Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Ehlinger 27 23 85.2 3 279 53 0 146.8
C. Thompson 7 5 71.4 0 59 37 0 96.7
Rice Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Stewart 23 12 52.2 2 179 45 0 107.0

Rushing

Tex Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Ingram 13 74 5.7 26 2
R. Johnson 11 59 5.4 13 0
Rice Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Walter 16 69 4.3 15 0
C. Booker 6 26 4.3 14 0

Receiving

Tex Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Smith 6 75 12.5 53 2
D. Duvernay 6 60 10.0 17 0
Rice Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
A. Trammell 6 97 16.2 45 0
B. Rozner 1 41 41.0 41 0

Fumbles

Returning

Tex KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Smith 0 - 0 0 3 0.3 0 1
D. Jamison 2 60.0 1 98 0 - 0 0
Rice KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Trammell 1 22.0 0 22 0 - 0 0

Punting

Tex Punt Yds Avg LgPu
R. Bujcevski 2 89 44.5 46
Rice Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Nunez 5 181 36.2 46
C. Barnes 3 127 42.3 47

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Tex Rice
Points For 48 13
Total Yards 509 266
Rushing Yards 171 87
Passing Yards 338 179
Passing Completions / Attempts 28/34 12/23
Turnovers 0 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 28 13
Penalties - Yards 6/50 1/5
Time Of Possession 47:47 13:13
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/14 5/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 2/44 8/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Tex Rice
Tex 6:14 TD Roschon Johnson 25 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 7 0
Tex 11:39 TD Jake Smith 53 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 14 0
2nd Quarter Tex Rice
Tex 2:49 TD Keaontay Ingram 26 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 21 0
Tex 8:27 TD Jake Smith 12 yd pass from Sam Ehlinger (Cameron Dicker kick) 28 0
Tex 13:59 FG Cameron Dicker 57 yd FG 31 0
3rd Quarter Tex Rice
Tex 8:28 TD Keaontay Ingram 14 yd run (Cameron Dicker kick) 38 0
4th Quarter Tex Rice
Rice 7:10 TD Aston Walter 3 yd pass from Tom Stewart (missed kick) 38 6
Tex 11:31 FG Cameron Dicker 46 yd FG 41 6
Rice 13:53 TD Aston Walter 4 yd pass from Tom Stewart (Antonio Montero kick) 41 13
Tex 14:07 TD D'Shawn Jamison 98 yd kick return (Cameron Dicker kick) 48 13

Game Information

Stadium: NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 42,417
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