NCAAF Game Recap - Rice at UTSA
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Tenn
13
Ala
35
F
LSU
36
MisSt
13
F
Clem
45
Lou
10
F
OHSt
52
NW
3
F
WVU
14
Okla
52
F
Wisc
23
Ill
24
F
Mich
21
PSU
28
F
Fla
38
SCar
27
F
KY
0
UGA
21
F
Aub
51
Ark
10
F
Oreg
35
Wash
31
F
AzSt
3
Utah
21
F
Boise
25
BYU
28
F
Kans
48
Tex
50
F
Bayl
45
OkSt
27
F
Temp
21
SMU
45
F
Minn
42
Rut
7
F
Tuls
13
Cin
24
F
Mizzu
14
Vand
21
F
Purd
20
Iowa
26
F
ULMon
7
App
52
F
SoAl
13
Troy
37
F
ULLaf
37
ArkSt
20
F
UCLA
34
Stan
16
F
Marsh
36
FlAtl
31
F
Pitt
27
Syr
20
F
UNLV
27
Fres
56
F
Kent
38
Ohio
45
F
Hou
24
UConn
17
F
IASt
34
TxTch
24
F
GATec
28
MiaFL
21
F OT
NCSt
24
BC
45
F
C Mi
38
BGSU
20
F
Toled
14
Ball
52
F
NIU
24
MiaOH
27
F
OreSt
21
Cal
17
F
TCU
17
K St
24
F
CoCar
27
GaSo
30
F(2OT)
NM
10
Wyo
23
F
Buff
21
Akr
0
F
SoFL
3
Navy
35
F
SMiss
30
LaTec
45
F
UNC
41
VaTec
43
F(5OT)
Duke
14
UVA
48
F
Ind
34
MD
28
F
Char
14
W Ky
30
F
OD
14
UAB
38
F
MidTN
30
NorTx
33
F
Rice
27
UTSA
31
F
Maine
44
Lib
59
F
WestMI
27
E Mi
34
F
Tul
17
Mem
47
F
ECU
28
UCF
41
F
Colo
10
WaSt
41
F
SDSU
27
SJSU
17
F
Army
21
GASt
28
F
UTEP
17
FLInt
32
F
TxAM
24
Miss
17
F
FlaSt
20
Wake
22
F
Ariz
14
USC
41
F
Nev
10
UtSt
36
F
AF
56
Hawaii
26
F

UTSA 31, Rice 27

Oct 19, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT

Final

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Rice (0-7)

3

7

14

3

27

UTSA (3-4)

7

0

17

7

31

Late TD lifts UTSA past Rice 31-27 in Conference USA
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:33 PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Lowell Narcisse found Zakhari Franklin behind his coverage for an 8-yard touchdown pass with just over five minutes left to lift Texas-San Antonio to a 31-27 win over Rice in a Conference USA clash on Saturday night.

UTSA now has beaten Rice five straight times and holds a 5-3 record all-time over the Owls.

Rashad Wisdom picked off a Wiley Green pass and returned it 34 yards to give UTSA the lead to start the second half, 13-10, but Tom Stewart came on in relief of Green and hit Brad Rozner with a 19-yard touchdown strike to put the Owls back in front, 17-13.

Aston Walter scored from a yard out, extending the Owls lead to 24-16 but UTSA tied the game before the end of the third quarter on a six-yard run by Sincere McCormick and a two-point conversion pass from Narcisse to Sheldon Jones.

Chris Barnes gave Rice (0-7, 0-3) the lead one more time, connecting on a 37-yard field goal with 9:02 left, but the Roadrunners drove 79 yard in nine plays to take the lead for good.

Franklin and McCormick, both freshmen, played vital roles. Franklin had four catches for 26 yards and two touchdowns. McCormick carried 14 times for 94 yards and a score. Narcisse was 19 of 29 passing for 212 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.

Green was 11 of 18 passing for 135 yards and a touchdown before taking a seat. Stewart was 9 of 11 for 88 yards and a score.

Passing

Rice Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
W. Green 18 11 61.1 1 135 55 1 79.6
T. Stewart 11 9 81.8 1 88 19 0 130.3
UTSA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
L. Narcisse 29 19 65.5 2 212 33 1 95.8

Rushing

Rice Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
W. Green 1 0 0.0 0 0
A. Walter 18 109 6.1 35 1
UTSA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. McCormick 14 94 6.7 32 1
B. Brady 7 34 4.9 13 0

Receiving

Rice Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Rozner 9 138 15.3 55 1
A. Trammell 9 75 8.3 19 0
UTSA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Strickland II 6 86 14.3 26 0
S. McCormick 2 39 19.5 33 0

Fumbles

Returning

Rice KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Ellerbe 2 22.0 0 24 0 - 0 0
UTSA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Daniels 1 25.0 0 25 0 - 0 0
J. Sam 1 21.0 0 21 0 - 0 0

Punting

Rice Punt Yds Avg LgPu
C. Barnes 2 116 58.0 66
UTSA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
L. Dean 3 128 42.7 44

Takeaways

Rice Int Yds InTD
N. Smith 1 1 0
UTSA Int Yds InTD
R. Wisdom 1 34 1

Team Stats Comparison

Rice UTSA
Points For 27 31
Total Yards 369 361
Rushing Yards 146 149
Passing Yards 223 212
Passing Completions / Attempts 20/29 19/29
Turnovers 4 1
Interceptions Thrown 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 3/3 0/0
First Downs 21 19
Penalties - Yards 4/31 6/61
Time Of Possession 44:44 16:16
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 9/14 6/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 2/58 3/43

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Rice UTSA
Rice 8:57 FG Chris Barnes 31 yd FG 3 0
UTSA 14:01 TD Zakhari Franklin 8 yd pass from Lowell Narcisse (Hunter Duplessis kick) 3 7
2nd Quarter Rice UTSA
Rice 14:44 TD August Pitre III 2 yd pass from Wiley Green (Chris Barnes kick) 10 7
3rd Quarter Rice UTSA
UTSA 0:10 TD Rashad Wisdom 34 yd interception return (failed 2pt pass) 10 13
Rice 2:27 TD Brad Rozner 19 yd pass from Tom Stewart (Chris Barnes kick) 17 13
UTSA 6:02 FG Hunter Duplessis 34 yd FG 17 16
Rice 11:51 TD Aston Walter 1 yd run (Chris Barnes kick) 24 16
UTSA 14:11 TD Sincere McCormick 6 yd run (Sheldon Jones 2pt pass from Lowell Narcisse) 24 24
4th Quarter Rice UTSA
Rice 5:58 FG Chris Barnes 37 yd FG 27 24
UTSA 9:54 TD Zakhari Franklin 8 yd pass from Lowell Narcisse (Hunter Duplessis kick) 27 31

Game Information

Stadium: Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas
Attendance: 17,657
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