Scores

Final

Southern Miss 17

(0-8, 0-4 C-USA)

Rice 44

(3-6, 1-4 C-USA)

1:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
USM 3 7 7 017
RICE 7 14 17 644

Top Performers

Passing: D. Jackson (RICE) - 92 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Petersen (RICE) - 19 CAR, 136 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Lampley (USM) - 4 REC, 101 YDS

Rice 44, Southern Miss. 17

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Turner Peterson rushed for 136 yards and scored two touchdowns, helping Rice defeat Southern Miss 44-17 on Saturday.

Peterson caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Driphus Jackson in the second quarter and capped the scoring with an 8-yard TD run with 3:37 left in the game for the Owls (3-6, 1-4 Conference USA).

Jackson completed 4 of 6 passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in relief of starter Taylor McHargue, who took a hit on his injured shoulder in the second quarter and did not return.

Southern Miss (0-8, 0-4) turned the ball over five times and remained winless this season despite gaining more yards -- 372 to 370 -- than the Owls. Tracy Lampley had four receptions for 101 yards for the Golden Eagles.

One of Southern Miss' turnovers was a 75-yard interception return by Rice's Paul Porras that gave the Owls a 31-10 lead in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
USM
RICE
1st Downs1919
Total Yards372370
Passing256172
Rushing116198
Penalties1-56-50
3rd Down Conversions6-196-11
4th Down Conversions2-40-0
Turnovers53
Possession30:3129:29

Passing Leaders

Southern MissC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Favor10/221808.202
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson4/69215.320

Rushing Leaders

Southern MissCARYDSAVGTDLG
Favor19653.4133
Richard6223.709
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Petersen191367.2134
Jackson6274.5016

Receiving Leaders

Southern MissRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lampley410125.3039
Thompson15454.0054
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor33812.7024
Petersen13838.0138

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUSMRICE
TD07:22Dennis Parks 35 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 07
FG00:57Corey Acosta 50 Yd 37
SECOND QUARTERUSMRICE
TD14:53Turner Petersen 38 Yd Pass From Driphus Jackson (Chris Boswell Kick) 314
TD13:09Jeremy Hester 1 Yd Run (Corey Acosta Kick) 1014
TD01:36Donte Moore 9 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 1021
THIRD QUARTERUSMRICE
FG10:30Chris Boswell 45 Yd 1024
TD08:42Paul Porras 75 Yd Interception Return (Chris Boswell Kick) 1031
TD04:14Donte Moore 25 Yd Pass From Driphus Jackson (Chris Boswell Kick) 1038
TD02:16Arsenio Favor 16 Yd Run (Corey Acosta Kick) 1738
FOURTH QUARTERUSMRICE
TD03:37Turner Petersen 8 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 1744