NCAAF Game Recap - Rice at Middle Tennessee
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:30 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 4:30 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Rice (1-9)

10

21

0

0

31

Middle Tennessee (3-7)

0

14

7

7

28

Rice gets first win, beats Middle Tennessee 31-28
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:51 PM

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) Tom Stewart threw three touchdown passes, Aston Walter ran for 106 yards and Rice beat Middle Tennessee 31-28 on Saturday for its first win of the season.

Stewart was 18-of-23 passing for 222 yards and threw all three of his scores to Brad Rozner, who finished with eight catches for 130 yards. Walter had 15 carries that included a 34-yard touchdown run.

Stewart threw TD passes from the 30 and 18, and his 34-yarder with 14 seconds left in the second quarter gave the Owls (1-9, 1-5 Conference USA) a 31-14 halftime lead.

Asher O'Hara threw for 338 yards and two touchdown passes and ran for another score for Middle Tennessee (3-7, 2-4).

The Blue Raiders fumbled the ball away on their first play from scrimmage but made it close with O'Hara's 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, and O'Hara's 20-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Marshall with 3:22 remaining.

On the final drive, Rice converted on third-and-11 and chewed up more than three minutes of clock before punting into the Middle Tennessee end zone with 16 seconds remaining.

Passing

Rice Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Stewart 23 18 78.3 3 222 34 0 146.5
MidTN Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. OHara 31 22 71.0 2 338 90 1 114.7

Rushing

Rice Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. Walter 15 106 7.1 34 1
J. Otoviano 20 42 2.1 10 0
MidTN Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. OHara 19 79 4.2 31 2
T. West 6 21 3.5 9 0

Receiving

Rice Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Rozner 8 130 16.3 34 3
J. Myers 3 32 10.7 13 0
MidTN Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Lee 7 154 22.0 90 1
J. Marshall 7 112 16.0 31 1

Fumbles

MidTN F FL
T. Lee 1 1

Returning

Rice KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
N. Ellerbe 3 29.3 0 36 0 - 0 0
A. Walter 1 17.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
MidTN KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Lee 1 17.0 0 17 1 2.0 0 2

Punting

Rice Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Nunez 4 150 37.5 41
C. Barnes 3 144 48.0 55
MidTN Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ulbrich 4 154 38.5 45
M. Stephenson 2 70 35.0 39

Takeaways

Rice Int Yds InTD
A. Bird 1 6 0

Team Stats Comparison

Rice MidTN
Points For 31 28
Total Yards 377 458
Rushing Yards 155 120
Passing Yards 222 338
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/24 22/31
Turnovers 0 2
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 17 21
Penalties - Yards 7/56 4/63
Time Of Possession 26:26 34:34
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 7/16 3/11
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/1 1/1
Punts - Average Yards 7/42 6/37

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Rice MidTN
Rice 4:10 FG Chris Barnes 42 yd FG 3 0
Rice 12:49 TD Brad Rozner 30 yd pass from Tom Stewart (Chris Barnes kick) 10 0
2nd Quarter Rice MidTN
Rice 3:33 TD Brad Rozner 18 yd pass from Tom Stewart (Chris Barnes kick) 17 0
MidTN 6:59 TD Asher O'Hara 2 yd run (Crews Holt kick) 17 7
MidTN 9:31 TD Ty Lee 90 yd pass from Asher O'Hara (Crews Holt kick) 17 14
Rice 10:29 TD Aston Walter 34 yd run (Chris Barnes kick) 24 14
Rice 14:46 TD Brad Rozner 34 yd pass from Tom Stewart (Chris Barnes kick) 31 14
3rd Quarter Rice MidTN
MidTN 10:41 TD Asher O'Hara 7 yd run (Crews Holt kick) 31 21
4th Quarter Rice MidTN
MidTN 11:38 TD Jimmy Marshall 20 yd pass from Asher O'Hara (Crews Holt kick) 31 28

Game Information

Stadium: Johnny (Red) Floyd Stadium, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Attendance: 10,411
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