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This Saturday, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 38.83 points per matchup. The Bulldogs and the Rice Owls will face off in a Conference USA battle at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium. Given that both teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this contest.
Last week, Louisiana Tech lost to the North Texas Mean Green on the road by a decisive 47-27 margin. Despite the defeat, Louisiana Tech had strong showings from WR Tre Harris, who caught five passes for one TD and 114 yards, and QB Parker McNeil, who passed for two TDs and 424 yards on 37 attempts. One of the most thrilling moments was Harris’ 58-yard TD reception in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, it was a hard-fought game, but Rice had to settle for a 17-14 loss against the Florida Atlantic Owls last week. Rice was up 14 to nothing at the end of the first quarter but couldn’t hold on to the lead. The losing side was boosted by WR Bradley Rozner, who caught four passes for one TD and 135 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Rozner’s 78-yard TD reception in the first quarter.
Louisiana Tech is expected to lose this next one by 3. Those burned by picking them against the spread last week might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Bulldogs were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap when the two teams previously met in November of last year as they fell 35-31 to Rice. Maybe Louisiana Tech will have more luck at home instead of on the road? Watch the contest and check back on CBS Sports for all the details.
Very next play, Juma is in the endzone!! Touchdown Owls!!
LA Tech 35
Bulldogs have next possession.#GoOwls👐 x #RFND pic.twitter.com/qp9j07dsDm
Juma Otoviano gets a great run up to the 5 yd line!#GoOwls👐 x #RFND pic.twitter.com/QeNXGKqd1f
Heading into overtime, Rice will start on offense!
LA Tech scores and converts the 2-pt conversion to tie the game at 35.#GoOwls👐 x #RFND
Freshman to Freshman!!! pic.twitter.com/JvgVWKdCaR
Clock is running down, defense is holding! Trey Schuman picks up a big sack to force the bulldogs to take a timeout!#GoOwls👐 x #RFND pic.twitter.com/old4VsWhxr
MAKE IT THREE FOR MCCAFFREY!!
After a reception and a rush for back to back first downs, Luke takes it in himself for a 17 yd rushing TD!!
LA Tech 27#GoOwls👐 x #RFND pic.twitter.com/tZus5oSuuG
Owls defense steps up again! Bulldogs are forced to punt and the offense goes on the attack again!#GoOwls👐 x #RFND
MCMAHON GOES ALL THE WAY!!
1 play, 64 yards!!! TJ McMahon takes the designed QB run down the field to give the Owls the lead!!!
4Q | 10:30
Party in the end zone pic.twitter.com/ZxZDl2X4Du
McCaffrey completes the drive on a 9-yd snag in the endzone!!
This is his third game this season with over 100 yds receiving!
3Q | 1:58
LA Tech 24, Rice 21
Luke McCaffrey gets the quick pass over the middle and takes it 66 yds down the field to the 11-yd line!#GoOwls👐 x #RFND pic.twitter.com/I9o89ym7Lv
6️⃣ plays for 6️⃣ points pic.twitter.com/A4r5WcsFvw
🗣️ Tre is really good at football 🗣️@_treharris13 finds the end zone for the second time today!
3Q | 5:38
TJ McMahon finds Bradley Rozner near the front pilon for the score!!
3Q | 8:24
LA Tech 17, Rice 14
Capitalizing off the turnover ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/PwycuFprw2
A nice 45-yd run by Cameron Montgomery gets the Owls into the red zone!!#GoOwls👐 x #RFND pic.twitter.com/FdGb1hPPxQ
Extending the lead 👏@NathanJ05026684 with his first career touchdown reception on a 13-yard strike from @mdown7ng!
3Q | 11:49
LA Tech 17, Rice 7 pic.twitter.com/QDHvxB47yr
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