Scores

Final

Rice 20

(2-4, 1-2 C-USA)

Marshall 24

(3-4, 2-1 C-USA)

3:00 PM ET, October 15, 2011

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 0 6 14 020
MRSH 7 10 0 724

Top Performers

Passing: T. McHargue (RICE) - 150 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Graham (MRSH) - 20 CAR, 129 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: V. McDonald (RICE) - 3 REC, 68 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall 24, Rice 20

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Tron Martinez scored on a 4-yard run with 1:48 to play to lift Marshall to a 24-20 win over Rice on Saturday.

Marshall (3-4, 2-1 Conference USA) trailed 20-17 when it recovered a Rice fumble at the Owls' 23-yard-line with 3:31 remaining in the game. Six plays later, Martinez scored the game-winning touchdown. A.J. Graham rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns as the Thundering Herd gained 217 yards on the ground.

It was Marshall's second straight win over Rice.

Sam McDuffie gave Rice (2-4, 1-2) its only lead of the game, 20-17, on a 4-yard run with 4:08 to play in the third quarter.

Trouble converting on third downs and difficulty scoring touchdowns in the red zone hampered the Owls. Rice was only 2 of 12 on third down conversions, and settled for field goals on two of its three trips inside the Marshall 20-yard line.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICE
MRSH
1st Downs2019
Total Yards361328
Passing167111
Rushing194217
Penalties5-353-20
3rd Down Conversions2-126-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers21
Possession31:2728:33

Passing Leaders

RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue10/161509.410
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Graham12/231104.801

Rushing Leaders

RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
McGuffie10707.0123
Petersen7557.9022
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Graham201296.5216
Martinez12584.8119

Receiving Leaders

RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald36822.7149
Hull24422.0027
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson33712.3013
Booker13232.0032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICEMRSH
TD04:56A.J. Graham 15 Yd Run (Tyler Warner Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERRICEMRSH
TD13:17A.J. Graham 5 Yd Run (Tyler Warner Kick) 014
FG08:47Chris Boswell 35 Yd 314
FG01:12Chris Boswell 24 Yd 614
FG00:00Tyler Warner 45 Yd 617
THIRD QUARTERRICEMRSH
TD08:57Vance McDonald 49 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 1317
TD04:08Sam McGuffie 4 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 2017
FOURTH QUARTERRICEMRSH
TD01:49Tron Martinez 4 Yd Run (Tyler Warner Kick) 2024