Houston
Rice
31 - 34 Final
  for this game

Rice holds on against Houston 34-31

Oct 16, 2010 - 11:12 PM HOUSTON (AP) -- Nick Fanuzzi threw for 206 yards and three touchdowns to lead Rice to a 34-31 win over Houston on Saturday.

The Cougars (3-3, 2-1 Conference USA) trailed 27-7 before scoring 24 unanswered points to take a 31-27 lead on a field goal by Matt Hogan with about nine minutes remaining.

But Fanuzzi threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Vance McDonald with 4:24 remaining for the win.

The Cougars tried to come back again, but on fourth-and-inches from the Rice 42, quarterback David Piland fumbled the snap and the Owls (2-5, 1-2) took over on downs.

Sam McGuffie rushed for 63 yards on 19 carries to lead Rice on the ground.

Piland threw for 282 yards and three touchdown on 23-of-45 passing, and Bryce Beall rushed for 109 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries to lead Houston.








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    RICE 13 14 0 7 34 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: RICE - TD, JEREMY EDDINGTON 1 YD RUN
    (PAT FAILED), 2:15. RICE 6-0
    RICE - TD, LUKE WILLSON 29 YD PASS FROM
    NICK FANUZZI (CHRIS BOSWELL
    KICK), 7:34. RICE 13-0
    HOUSTON - TD, PAT

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