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Haugabook, Troy rout Rice for first bowl victory

Dec 23, 2006 - 6:31 AM NEW ORLEANS (Ticker) -- Troy earned its first bowl victory and did it in style.

Omar Haugabook threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score as the Trojans routed Rice, 41-17, in the New Orleans Bowl for the first bowl victory in school history.

Haugabook completed 14-of-28 passes for 218 yards and one interception and rushed 14 times for 92 yards.

"It was a real good game for me," Haugabook said. "They played a lot of man defense. We were working really hard in practice to beat their man pressure, and we did. Eventually they started blitzing me, trying to get me, but they never did."

Troy (8-5) took control in the first quarter when it jumped out to a 21-7 lead. Haugabook gave the Trojans a 7-0 lead with a 2-yard touchdown run and then threw a 3-yard scoring pass to Gary Banks for a 14-0 lead.

After Rice (7-6) sliced the deficit to 14-7 on Joel Armstrong's 11-yard pass to Mike Falco, the Trojans struck again when Haugabook and Mykeal Terry hooked up on a 56-yard touchdown pass for a 21-7 lead.

"We had a lot of confusion tonight," Rice coach Todd Graham said. "For whatever reason, we did a very, very poor job preparing our guys defensively. We couldn't get a pass rush. We gave up the big play. They didn't do anything we weren't expecting. They just made plays, and we didn't. We were very disorganized the first quarter and a half defensively."

The Trojans extended the lead to 28-10 in the second quarter when Haugabook connected with Andrew Davis for a 7-yard touchdown pass.

"It was a game where we were able to get the momentum early," Troy coach Larry Blakeney said. "Our offense was able to get some big plays early, usually in man coverage."

"I wasn't really surprised," Haugabook said. "Coach said we had the talent to score points in a hurry. Usually we spend the first quarter trying to figure out the defense and what they're trying to do."

Armstrong finished 35-for-54 for 307 yards and two touchdowns, but threw five interceptions.

"Normally, what a quarterback is supposed to do is take care of the ball," Armstrong said. "I really did a horrible job in that regard. I stepped out of the system and tried to force too many things. I had a really bad night."








  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    RICE 7 3 0 7 17
    TROY 21 7 3 10 41 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, OMAR HAUGABOOK 2 YD RUN (GREG
    WHIBBS KICK), 4:19. TROY 7-0
    TROY - TD, GARY BANKS 3 YD PASS FROM OMAR
    HAUGABOOK (GREG WHIBBS KICK),
    5:10. TROY 14-0

    Dec 22 11:33 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    TORIS RUTLEDGE 5 YD PASS FROM OMAR HAUGABOOK
    (GREG WHIBBS KICK)
    RICE 17
    TROY 41 1:56 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 11:29 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD RICE
    JARETT DILLARD 1 YD PASS FROM JOEL ARMSTRONG
    (CLARK FANGMEIER KICK)
    RICE 17
    TROY 34 4:58 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 11:18 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG TROY
    GREG WHIBBS 26 YD
    RICE 10
    TROY 34 9:16 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 11:01 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    RICE 7 3 0 10
    TROY 21 7 3 31 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, OMAR HAUGABOOK 2 YD RUN (GREG
    WHIBBS KICK), 4:19. TROY 7-0
    TROY - TD, GARY BANKS 3 YD PASS FROM OMAR
    HAUGABOOK (GREG WHIBBS KICK),
    5:10.

    Dec 22 10:42 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG TROY
    GREG WHIBBS 25 YD
    RICE 10
    TROY 31 3:31 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 10:36 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    RICE 7 3 10
    TROY 21 7 28 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, OMAR HAUGABOOK 2 YD RUN (GREG
    WHIBBS KICK), 4:19. TROY 7-0
    TROY - TD, GARY BANKS 3 YD PASS FROM OMAR
    HAUGABOOK (GREG WHIBBS KICK),
    5:10. TROY

    Dec 22 9:41 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    ANDREW DAVIS 7 YD PASS FROM OMAR HAUGABOOK
    (GREG WHIBBS KICK)
    RICE 10
    TROY 28 9:41 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 9:08 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    FG RICE
    CLARK FANGMEIER 43 YD
    RICE 10
    TROY 21 12:05 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 9:00 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    RICE 7 7
    TROY 21 21 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: TROY - TD, OMAR HAUGABOOK 2 YD RUN (GREG
    WHIBBS KICK), 4:19. TROY 7-0
    TROY - TD, GARY BANKS 3 YD PASS FROM OMAR
    HAUGABOOK (GREG WHIBBS KICK),
    5:10.

    Dec 22 8:51 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    MYKEAL TERRY 56 YD PASS FROM OMAR HAUGABOOK
    (GREG WHIBBS KICK)
    RICE 7
    TROY 21 0:02 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 8:49 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD RICE
    MIKE FALCO 11 YD PASS FROM JOEL ARMSTRONG
    (CLARK FANGMEIER KICK)
    RICE 7
    TROY 14 5:12 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 8:31 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    GARY BANKS 3 YD PASS FROM OMAR HAUGABOOK
    (GREG WHIBBS KICK)
    RICE 0
    TROY 14 9:50 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 8:21 PM


  • NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    AT NEW ORLEANS LA
    NCAAF NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    TD TROY
    OMAR HAUGABOOK 2 YD RUN
    (GREG WHIBBS KICK)
    RICE 0
    TROY 7 10:41 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Rice vs. TroyDec 22 8:14 PM