Rice 18, Florida Atlantic 14

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Rice Stadium
Attendance - 14380

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Florida Atlantic 7 0 0 7 14
Rice 3 3 0 12 18

Recap


Rice 18, Florida Atlantic 14: Darik Dillard ran in the go-ahead touchdown from 20 yards out with 3:35 left to give the host Owls a remarkable comeback win in their Conference USA opener.

Dillard's score was the second touchdown in a span of 42 seconds for Rice (2-2, 1-0 C-USA), which was stymied all evening by conference newcomer Florida Atlantic (1-4, 0-3). The Owls were limited to 273 total yards and were 3-for-16 on third down but took advantage of three huge turnovers in the final four-plus minutes by Florida Atlantic quarterback Greg Hankerson.

After Hankerson threw his second touchdown pass with 6:07 remaining to give Florida Atlantic a 14-6 advantage, he got the ball back deep in his own territory with a chance to use up the clock. However, James Radcliffe sacked Hankerson and forced a fumble, which Cody Bauer picked up and ran 7 yards into the end zone to pull Rice (2-2, 1-0) within 14-12.

Taylor McHarque's two-point conversion pass was incomplete, but Hankerson was intercepted on the next play from scrimmage and Dillard scored moments later. Hankerson was intercepted again before a last-ditch effort in the closing seconds stalled near midfield.

McHarque was 7-for-25 for 69 yards, but led Rice with 71 yards rushing. Hankerson was 22-for-46 for 272 yards.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 6:40
Rice   FG  Rice 3 - Florida Atlantic 0
1st Quarter - 5:01
Florida Atlantic   TD  Rice 3 - Florida Atlantic 7
2nd Quarter - 5:05
Rice   FG  Rice 6 - Florida Atlantic 7
4th Quarter - 6:07
Florida Atlantic   TD  Rice 6 - Florida Atlantic 14
4th Quarter - 4:17
Rice   TD  Rice 12 - Florida Atlantic 14
4th Quarter - 3:35
Rice   TD  Rice 18 - Florida Atlantic 14
TEAMS

Team Records

  Florida Atlantic Rice
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Florida Atlantic Rice
Score 14 18
First Downs 15 17
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-18
28%
3-for-16
19%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-3
0%
0-for-1
0%
Total Yards 386 273
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-109 51-204
Average/Rush 3.9 4.0
Passing
Comp-Att 22-46 7-25
Passing Yards 277 69
Average/Pass Play 5.8 2.4
Penalties-Yards 8-80 5-63
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 1
Time of Possession 28:55 31:05

PLAYER STATS

Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Hankerson 22/46 277 2 2
Rice (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. McHargue 7/24 69 0 0
L. Turner 0/0 0 0 0
D. Jackson 0/1 0 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Wallace 12 78 6.5 0
D. Juste 2 9 4.5 0
L. Whitehead 1 9 9.0 0
J. Warren 3 7 2.3 0
G. Hankerson 10 6 0.6 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. McHargue 15 71 4.7 0
D. Dillard 11 62 5.6 1
J. Davis 9 39 4.3 0
T. Petersen 9 26 2.9 0
L. Turner 3 9 3.0 0
D. Jackson 2 -1 -0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. McKinney 6 104 17.3 0
W. Dukes 3 72 24.0 1
J. Stoshak 3 28 9.3 0
L. Whitehead 3 27 9.0 0
N. Dorvilus 2 16 8.0 1
J. Wallace 3 14 4.7 0
J. Warren 1 10 10.0 0
D. Richardson 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Taylor 3 39 13.0 0
T. Petersen 2 16 8.0 0
M. Hull 2 14 7.0 0