Vanderbilt
Rice
36 - 17 Final
  for this game

Vanderbilt runs past Rice for easy win, 36-17

Sep 27, 2009 - 4:10 AM HOUSTON(AP) -- Vanderbilt ran the ball 43 times for 216 yards, scored four rushing touchdowns and beat Rice 36-17 Saturday night in Houston.

Warren Norman ran the ball 11 times for a game-high 119 yards and scored a 58-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter to break the game open for the Commodores (2-2), who snapped a two-game losing streak. Kennard Reeves, John Cole and quarterback Larry Smith each scored on the ground for Vanderbilt.

Charles Ross had seven carries for 63 yards and a touchdown for Rice (0-4).

John Thomas Shepherd was one of two quarterbacks who played for the Owls, who managed just 17 first downs, were intercepted four times and converted just 3 of 18 times on third down in their home opener. Shepherd completed 6 of 14 passes for 58 yards and a touchdown.

Cole scored from 31 yards on a reverse less than three minutes into the game. Ross ran for a 48-yard TD to tie the game later in the first quarter, but the Commodores went on to take a 30-10 lead. Reeves' 11-yard touchdown run capped the scoring.






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    Vanderbilt 36, Rice 17  FinalSep 27 4:58 AM


  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    VANDERBILT 10 0 10 16 36
    RICE 7 3 0 7 17 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: VANDERBILT - TD, JOHN COLE 31 YD RUN (RYAN
    FOWLER KICK), 3:27.
    VANDERBILT 7-0
    RICE - TD, CHARLES ROSS 48 YD RUN (CLARK
    FANGMEIER KICK), 6:55. RICE
    7-7
    VANDERBILT - FG, RYAN FOWLER 37

    Sep 26 10:21 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 36
    RICE 17 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Sep 26 10:21 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD VANDERBILT
    KENNARD REEVES 11 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    VANDERBILT 36
    RICE 17 4:06 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Vanderbilt 36, Rice 17  4th - 4:06Sep 26 10:12 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 30
    RICE 17 5:54 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Vanderbilt 30, Rice 17  4th - 5:54Sep 26 10:06 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 30
    RICE 10 10:57 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Vanderbilt 30, Rice 10  4th - 10:57Sep 26 9:53 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 27
    RICE 10 12:47 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Vanderbilt 27, Rice 10  4th - 12:47Sep 26 9:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 20
    RICE 10 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Sep 26 9:33 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 20
    RICE 10 1:47 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Vanderbilt 20, Rice 10  3rd - 1:47Sep 26 9:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 13
    RICE 10 4:35 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Vanderbilt 13, Rice 10  3rd - 4:35Sep 26 9:14 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 10
    RICE 10 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Sep 26 8:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 10
    RICE 10 4:46 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Vanderbilt 10, Rice 10  2nd - 4:46Sep 26 8:05 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 10
    RICE 7 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Sep 26 7:46 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 10
    RICE 7 4:15 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Vanderbilt 10, Rice 7  1st - 4:15Sep 26 7:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 7
    RICE 7 8:05 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Vanderbilt 7, Rice 7  1st - 8:05Sep 26 7:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    VANDERBILT 7
    RICE 0 11:33 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Vanderbilt 7, Rice 0  1st - 11:33Sep 26 7:17 PM