Boxscore
Rice 24, Purdue 22
Saturday, September 10, 2011 3:30 PM
Location - Rice Stadium
Attendance - 25317

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Purdue 7 10 2 3 22
Rice 3 14 7 0 24

Recap


Taylor McHargue accounted for 266 total yards and two touchdowns, and Rice blocked a last-second field goal attempt to beat Purdue 24-22 on Saturday in Houston.

Carson Wiggs’ 31-yard field goal that would have given Purdue the win was blocked, vaulting the Owls to just their second win in their last seven home openers. The Boilermakers got the ball on their own 48-yard line with 1:47 left in the game and drove all the way to the Rice 14-yard line, but Wiggs was unable to lift them to a come-from-behind win.

McHargue, a dual-threat quarterback who struggled in last week’s loss at Texas, threw for 230 yards and ran for 36 more. He completed passes to 10 different receivers and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Luke Willson as time expired in the second quarter to knot the game at 17-17.

With a 24-17 lead late in the third quarter, Rice stopped Purdue running back Akeem Shavers on a fourth-and-1 from the Owls’ 2-yard line. That appeared to give Rice the momentum, but on the next play Charles Ross was tackled in the end zone for a safety to narrow the Owls’ lead to 24-19.

The all-time series between these two schools is now tied 2-2, but this was the first meeting since 1998.

Purdue narrowly missed its first 2-0 start since 2007, which was the last time the team went to a bowl game. The Boilermakers have dropped three consecutive road openers.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 5:46
Rice   FG  Rice 3 - Purdue 0
1st Quarter - 2:07
Purdue   TD  Rice 3 - Purdue 7
2nd Quarter - 13:43
Rice   TD  Rice 10 - Purdue 7
2nd Quarter - 8:48
Purdue   FG  Rice 10 - Purdue 10
2nd Quarter - 5:56
Purdue   TD  Rice 10 - Purdue 17
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Rice   TD  Rice 17 - Purdue 17
3rd Quarter - 10:25
Rice   TD  Rice 24 - Purdue 17
3rd Quarter - 1:06
Purdue   S  Rice 24 - Purdue 19
4th Quarter - 7:56
Purdue   FG  Rice 24 - Purdue 22
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Purdue Rice
Score 22 24
First Downs 18 23
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-18
33%
8-for-18
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 366 352
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 40-183 48-110
Average/Rush 4.6 2.3
Passing
Comp-Att 18-32 20-32
Passing Yards 183 242
Average/Pass Play 5.1 7.1
Penalties-Yards 7-50 5-57
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Time of Possession 28:47 31:13

PLAYER STATS

Purdue (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. TerBush 18/31 183 1 0
Rice (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. McHargue 19/29 230 2 0
T. Petersen 1/1 12 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Shavers 11 69 6.3 0
C. TerBush 16 68 4.2 1
R. Bolden 11 46 4.2 0
A. Edison 1 2 2.0 0
J. Crank 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
S. McGuffie 9 48 5.3 0
T. McHargue 16 36 2.2 0
T. Smith 11 25 2.3 0
T. Petersen 5 6 1.2 1
C. Ross 4 6 1.5 0
J. Eddington 2 5 2.5 0
R. Kitchens 1 -16 -16.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Edison 4 76 19.0 0
O. Ross 4 39 9.8 0
C. Wright 2 31 15.5 1
J. Siller 4 21 5.2 0
J. Sinz 1 9 9.0 0
A. Shavers 1 7 7.0 0
G. Bush 2 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Kitchens 3 42 14.0 0
S. McGuffie 2 38 19.0 1
L. Willson 4 36 9.0 1
C. Ross 2 31 15.5 0
T. Petersen 1 30 30.0 0
D. Moore 3 23 7.7 0
V. McDonald 3 21 7.0 0
T. Cook 1 12 12.0 0
M. Hull 1 9 9.0 0
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