Sep 8, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Rice Owls kicker Chris Boswell (9) celebrates with holder Klein Kubiak (84) after kicking the winning field goal against the Kansas Jayhawks in the second half at Memorial Stadium. Rice won the game 25-24. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

Rice Vs. Louisiana Tech 2012: Unable To Recover, Owls Fall 56-37

The Rice Owls were down big early and the team was unable to recover against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Joe Aillet Stadium, falling 56-37.

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Rice Vs. Louisiana Tech 2012: Unable To Recover, Owls Fall 56-37 To Bulldogs

After falling behind 21-0 in the first quarter, the Rice Owls were unable to recover in the second quarter and beyond against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, falling by the score of 56-37 at Joe Aillet Stadium.

The Owls defense was unable to get stops early to help out their sluggish offense, instead allowing the Bulldogs to score touchdowns in their first three offensive drives. The Owls offense woke up in the second quarter, as Taylor McHargue and Charles Ross were each responsible for a touchdown in the quarter.

The Owls defense tried to make up for their rough start in the second half, allowing just 21 points in the second half as opposed to the 21 in the first quarter alone. Unfortunately, the Owls offense was unable to trim the lead any further in the second half.

Running back Charles Ross starred for the Owls and did everything he could. The junior running back took 14 carries for 116 yards, but was unable to find the end zone.

Now 1-2 on the season, the Owls will host Marshall next Saturday, Sept. 22 at Rice Stadium in an effort to even up their record at 2-2.

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Rice Vs. Louisiana Tech Halftime: Owls Trail Bulldogs 35-17

The Rice Owls are struggling against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs 35-17 at the half. Bulldogs quarterback Colby Cameron has been burning the Owls by completing 12-of-16 passes for 200 yards, plus he has thrown three touchdowns.

Running back Tevin King has also been torching the Owls by rushing for 144 yards while Kenneth Dixon has 72 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Overall, Rice has given up 420 yards in just one half of play.

As for Rice, their offense has been held to just 221 yards, but their rushing offense has been their only bright spot on the night. Charles Ross has rushed for 84 yards and Taylor McHargue has 40 yards and a touchdown. Rice had a pair of drives stall when they fumbled the ball twice with one of those leading to seven Louisiana Tech points.

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Rice Vs. Louisiana Tech 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Odds And More

The Rice Owls will travel to Ruston, Louisiana on Saturday to face the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

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