Boxscore
Texas 34, Rice 9
Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Attendance - 101624

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Rice 3 3 3 0 9
Texas 3 10 7 14 34

Recap

Garrett Gilbert passed for 239 yards and one touchdown and No. 24 Texas used a strong second half to pull away in a 34-9 victory over Rice on Saturday night in Austin, Texas.


Senior running back Fozzy Whitaker had a rushing and receiving touchdown for the Longhorns, who are coming off a disappointing 5-7 record after posting nine straight double-digit win seasons from 2001-2009.

 

Highly recruited freshman running back Malcolm Brown led Texas with 85 rushing yards.

 

Rice hung around until midway through the third quarter when the Longhorns used a trick play to give themselves some breathing room. Wide receiver John Harris took the ball on a reverse from David Ash and then flung a 36-yard touchdown pass to Jaxon Shipley to give Texas a 20-9 lead.

 

Tyler Smith led Rice with 67 rushing yards on 10 carries, but the Owls struggled to get anything going against the Texas defense.

 

The Longhorns surrendered only 224 total yards, forced two turnovers and limited Rice quarterback Taylor McHargue to 79 yards on 14-of-29 passing.

 

Texas has beaten Rice in 40 of the last 41 matchups, and the Owls haven’t won in Austin since 1965.

 

Rice is just 4-16 in its last 20 true road openers, and the only wins were against non-BCS schools.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 7:35
Rice   FG  Texas 0 - Rice 3
1st Quarter - 4:31
Texas   FG  Texas 3 - Rice 3
2nd Quarter - 14:19
Texas   TD  Texas 10 - Rice 3
2nd Quarter - 6:00
Texas   FG  Texas 13 - Rice 3
2nd Quarter - 0:56
Rice   FG  Texas 13 - Rice 6
3rd Quarter - 9:07
Rice   FG  Texas 13 - Rice 9
3rd Quarter - 5:32
Texas   TD  Texas 20 - Rice 9
4th Quarter - 13:06
Texas   TD  Texas 27 - Rice 9
4th Quarter - 5:57
Texas   TD  Texas 34 - Rice 9
TEAMS

Team Records

  Rice Texas
W/L 0 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Rice Texas
Score 9 34
First Downs 16 22
3rd Down Efficiency 2-for-12
17%
8-for-16
50%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 224 506
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-130 48-229
Average/Rush 4.3 4.8
Passing
Comp-Att 15-30 15-27
Passing Yards 94 277
Average/Pass Play 3.1 9.6
Penalties-Yards 5-45 6-69
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 26:59 33:01

PLAYER STATS

Rice (0 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. McHargue 14/29 79 0 0
S. McGuffie 1/1 15 0 0
Texas (1 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Gilbert 13/23 239 1 0
J. Harris 1/1 36 1 0
D. Ash 1/1 2 0 0
C. McCoy 0/2 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Smith 10 67 6.7 0
T. Petersen 7 43 6.1 0
C. Ross 4 20 5.0 0
T. McHargue 5 13 2.6 0
S. McGuffie 1 4 4.0 0
J. Eddington 2 -3 -1.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Brown 16 86 5.4 0
D. Monroe 5 41 8.2 0
F. Whittaker 9 33 3.7 1
J. Bergeron 6 26 4.3 0
J. Shipley 3 25 8.3 0
G. Gilbert 5 9 1.8 0
C. Johnson 4 9 2.2 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Kitchens 4 31 7.8 0
V. McDonald 4 27 6.8 0
L. Willson 2 16 8.0 0
K. Kubiak 1 9 9.0 0
M. Patterson 1 5 5.0 0
T. Smith 2 5 2.5 0
B. Hotard 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Davis 3 115 38.3 0
F. Whittaker 4 55 13.8 1
J. Shipley 2 54 27.0 1
D. White 2 23 11.5 0
D. Jones 1 14 14.0 0
J. Harris 1 10 10.0 0
C. Johnson 1 4 4.0 0
D. Monroe 1 2 2.0 0
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