Oct. 25, 2008
Final Stats |
Rice leads the all-time series 16-14-1, snapping the Green Wave's two-game win streak over the Owls.
Sophomore LB Devin Holland recorded his first career interception in the first quarter, picking off a pass and returning it 10 yards to the Rice 43-yard line.
Freshman RB Nathan Austin's 49-yard screen pass was his longest reception of his career. He finished with 73 yards receiving on five catches and 25 yards rushing on 13 carries.
Freshman RB Albert Williams caught his first career touchdown on just the second reception of his career, taking an 18-yard screen pass in for six in the fourth quarter
Redshirt freshman QB Joe Kemp took over the reins in the second half, taking more snaps than he had combined in his two previous apperances. Kemp completed 14-of-20, for 201 yards with two TDs, all career-highs.
Scott Elliot completed his first pass of the season, on his first attempt from an offensive formation.
Junior RB Andre Anderson's season total for rushing yards of 864 yards moves him into 11th on Tulane's single-season rushing leaders, passing Matt Forte (2006, 859) and Marvin Lewis (1981, 860). He rushed for 12 yards on four carries in the first quarter and did not return.
Andre Anderson's streak of consecutive games with 100 or more yards rushing ended at four. He remains tied for 10th on Tulane's all-time list of games with over 100 yards rushing with four (with Marvin Lewis [1980-81] and Jovon Jackson [2002-05]).
Junior K Ross Thevenot made his second field goal over of over 40 yards, nailing a 42-yarder in the third quarter
Tulane LB Evan Lee started his 22nd consecutive game, the longest active streak for the Green Wave. C Michael Parenton started his 21st consecutive game, while Andrew Nierman and Reggie Scott each made their 19th-consecutive starts.
Cedric Wilson made his first career start for Tulane, while Alex Wacha made his first start of the year.
Freshman FB Kasey Stelly picked up three yards on his first career carry.
After holding opponents to just 12 first downs on their first 52 attempts on third down, the Green Wave have allowed their opponents to covert 12 of their last 24 third-down attempts.
Tulane was shut out in the first half for the first time all season. The Green Wave had scored 86 first-half points in six games.
Tulane has not been shutout in a game in the last 73 games, a streak dating back to Sept. 28, 2002 at No. 3 Texas (49-0).
Tulane's captains for the game: senior center Michael Parenton, senior defensive end Reggie Scott, redshirt sophomore quarter back Kevin Moore and redshirt junior safety Cory Sonnier.