Scores

Final

Rice 49

(2-8, 1-5 C-USA)

Tulane 54

(4-6, 2-4 American)

3:30 PM ET, November 13, 2010

Superior Dome, Marquette, MI

1 2 3 4 T
RICE 7 14 14 1449
TULN 14 24 7 954

Top Performers

Passing: R. Griffin (TULN) - 314 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: J. Eddington (RICE) - 14 CAR, 103 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: V. McDonald (RICE) - 5 REC, 103 YDS, 3 TD

Tulane 54, Rice 49

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Ryan Grant caught a 73-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Griffin with 1:46 remaining, erasing Rice's only lead of the game and giving Tulane a 54-49 victory on Saturday.

Griffin completed 21 of 34 for 314 yards and three touchdowns for the Green Wave (4-6, 2-4 Conference USA). Grant also caught a 40-yard touchdown from running back Orleans Darkwa, who carried 26 times for 113 yards and threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Cody Sparks on his only other attempt.

The Owls (2-8, 1-5), trailing 38-21 at halftime, replaced Nick Fanuzzi, who had thrown three interceptions, with Taylor Cook. Cook directed Rice to four touchdowns, including a 29-yard pass to Patrick Randolph with 2:02 remaining.

After Tulane regained the lead on Griffin's pass to Grant, Rice drove to a first down at the Green Wave 14. After two plays gained 3 yards, two incompletions turned the ball over on downs.

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