Preview: Southern Mississippi at Rice

When: 3:30 PM ET, Saturday, November 11, 2017
Where: Rice Stadium, Houston, Texas

Quick Hits

Overall Team Offense

  • The Rice Owls are ranked 115 on offense, averaging 332.0 yards per game. The Owls are averaging 174.9 yards rushing and 157.1 yards passing so far this season.
  • The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are ranked 51 on offense, averaging 420.9 yards per game. The Golden Eagles are averaging 168.7 yards rushing and 252.2 yards passing so far this season.

Home and Away

  • The Rice Owls are 0-4 at home this season, 1-4 against conference opponents and 0-4 against non-conference opponents.
  • At home the Owls are averaging 13.5 scoring, and holding teams to 41.5 points scored on defense.
  • The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles are 3-1 while on the road this season, 3-2 against conference opponents and 2-2 against non-conference opponents.
  • On the road, the Golden Eagles are averaging 25.8 scoring, and holding teams to 24.2 points scored on defense.

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

  W/L Strk PF PA Home Away Grass Turf Conf
Southern Mississippi 5-4 L2 25.4 21.6 2-3 3-1 2-1 2-3 3-2
Rice 1-8 L7 14.0 36.9 0-4 1-4 0-3 1-1 1-4

Last Meeting

Southern Mississippi Rice
Date Away Home Tot Rus Pas Tot Rus Pas
10/1/16 RICE 28 SOMIS 44 702 111 591 346 180 166

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
SOMIS N. Mullens 69.4 591 4 1
RICE T. Stehling 77.8 100 2 0
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
SOMIS I. Smith 19 77 4.1 1
RICE S. Stewart 19 132 6.9 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
SOMIS A. Staggers 6 292 48.7 3
RICE T. Alaka 2 65 32.5 0
TDs Player TD
SOMIS A. Staggers 3
RICE S. Stewart 3
Season
Passing Player COMP% YDS TD INT
SOMIS K. Howard 56.5 1199 8 5
RICE J. Tyner 47.4 598 2 5
Rushing Player CAR YDS AVG TD
SOMIS I. Smith 164 868 5.3 7
RICE A. Walter 49 286 5.8 2
Receiving Player REC YDS AVG TD
SOMIS K. Robertson 51 702 13.8 7
RICE A. Cephus 18 500 27.8 5
TDs Player TD
SOMIS I. Smith 9
RICE A. Cephus 5

Quickchart Matchup

Southern Mississippi Off vs  Rice Def
420.9 yards
427.8 yards
4.4 yards/rush
5.1 yards/rush
7.1 yards/attempt
8.4 yards/attempt
Rice Off vs  Southern Mississippi Def
332 yards
318 yards
4.6 yards/rush
3.5 yards/rush
7 yards/attempt
6.6 yards/attempt

Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Southern Mississippi Overall Rice
5-4-0 W/L 1-8-0
6-3-0 ATS 2-7-0
3-6-0 O/U 4-4-1
25.4 Pts For 14.0
21.6 Pts Against 36.9
Southern Mississippi A/H Rice
3-1 W/L 0-4
3-1-0 ATS 0-4-0
2-2-0 O/U 3-1-0
25.8 Pts For 13.5
24.2 Pts Against 41.5
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