Boxscore
Northwestern 30, Rice 13
Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Rice Stadium
Attendance - 15562

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Northwestern 3 10 14 3 30
Rice 0 3 3 7 13

Recap

Quarterback Dan Persa passed for 307 yards and a touchdown as Northwestern defeated Rice 30-13 Saturday.

Persa finished 24-of-32, and also rushed for a touchdown as the Wildcats (3-0) totaled 453 yards of offense.

Stefan Damos began the scoring for Northwestern with a 42-yard field goal early in the first quarter. Damos made it 6-0 with a 22-yard field goal midway through the second quarter.

Northwestern struck again when senior linebacker Quentin Davie picked off a Taylor Cook pass and returned it 11 yards for a touchdown.

Rice's Chris Boswell hit a 31-yard field goal on the last play of the first half to make it 13-3.
 
Persa hit Jerry Ebert with a 27-yard touchdown pass, and ran 18 yards for another score in the third quarter.

Damos kicked his third field goal as the Wildcats increased their lead to 30-6 in the fourth quarter.

Persa is 62-for-76 with seven touchdowns this season.

Rice dropped to 1-2.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:25
Northwestern   FG  Rice 0 - Northwestern 3
2nd Quarter - 5:32
Northwestern   FG  Rice 0 - Northwestern 6
2nd Quarter - 3:44
Northwestern   TD  Rice 0 - Northwestern 13
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Rice   FG  Rice 3 - Northwestern 13
3rd Quarter - 13:47
Northwestern   TD  Rice 3 - Northwestern 20
3rd Quarter - 9:46
Rice   FG  Rice 6 - Northwestern 20
3rd Quarter - 4:07
Northwestern   TD  Rice 6 - Northwestern 27
4th Quarter - 7:48
Northwestern   FG  Rice 6 - Northwestern 30
4th Quarter - 0:14
Rice   TD  Rice 13 - Northwestern 30
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northwestern Rice
W/L 3 - 0 - 0 1 - 2 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Northwestern Rice
Score 30 13
First Downs 22 20
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-17
47%
6-for-16
38%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 453 377
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 44-146 23-86
Average/Rush 3.3 3.7
Passing
Comp-Att 24-33 30-52
Passing Yards 307 291
Average/Pass Play 8.5 5.4
Penalties-Yards 6-60 5-32
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 2-2
Interceptions Thrown 0 2
Time of Possession 34:05 25:55

PLAYER STATS

Northwestern (3 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Persa 24/32 307 1 0
E. Watkins 0/1 0 0 0
Rice (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
N. Fanuzzi 20/34 211 0 1
T. Cook 10/18 80 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Fields 17 55 3.2 0
D. Persa 9 34 3.8 1
S. Simmons 9 28 3.1 0
J. Schmidt 3 11 3.7 0
S. Concannon 2 11 5.5 0
J. Ebert 1 7 7.0 0
M. Trumpy 2 3 1.5 0
E. Watkins 1 -3 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Ross 3 31 10.3 0
S. McGuffie 6 30 5.0 0
T. Cook 2 13 6.5 0
T. Petersen 1 10 10.0 1
N. Fanuzzi 8 8 1.0 0
T. Smith 3 -6 -2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Dunsmore 6 87 14.5 0
J. Ebert 4 82 20.5 1
D. Fields 6 55 9.2 0
S. Stewart 3 45 15.0 0
A. Fields 1 16 16.0 0
V. Mark 2 12 6.0 0
A. Nagel 1 6 6.0 0
J. Schmidt 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Moore 4 66 16.5 0
S. McGuffie 7 48 6.9 0
C. Smiter 2 39 19.5 0
L. Willson 5 37 7.4 0
T. Smith 2 25 12.5 0
T. Gillette 2 20 10.0 0
M. Patterson 2 19 9.5 0
K. Kubiak 1 9 9.0 0
A. Erickson 1 8 8.0 0
T. Dupree 1 6 6.0 0
R. Kitchens 1 6 6.0 0
P. Beasley 1 4 4.0 0
D. Clark 1 4 4.0 0
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