Austin Walter
24
Rice RICE 1-4
56
Wake Forest WF 3-2
Score By Quarters
Team 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F
RICE Rice 0 3 14 7 24
WF Wake Forest 21 21 14 0 56

Game Recap: Football | | By: Tim Andrzejewski (tim.andrzejewski@rice.edu)

Rice falls to Wake Forest, 56-24

Austin Walter had 266 all-purpose yards

The Lead
 
Rice came out strong in the second half, but it was too late as Wake Forest opened the game with 28 straight points to defeat the Owls, 56-24.
                                                           
The Story
 
After the teams exchanged punts on the game's opening possessions, Wake Forest scored on four straight opportunities to build a 28-0 lead less than two minutes into the second quarter. Rice finally got on the board with a 39-yard Jack Fox field goal, but Wake struck back with two more touchdowns, capped off by Essang Bassey's 51-yard fumble return to send Rice to the locker room trailing 42-3. The Owls came out strong in the second half, scoring three times, but the Demon Deacons scored twice to run the finally tally to 56-24. 

Points Off Turnovers
 
Wake Forest converted three Rice turnovers into 21 points, including a pair of returns for scores.
 
All-Purpose Austin
 
Austin Walter recorded 266 all-purpose yards, the fifth-most in a game in Rice history. It was his fourth straight game with at least 150 all-purpose yards and his third straight over 200. He now has 3,560 all-purpose yards to move into fifth place on the Rice career list.
 
Next Up
 
Rice returns home for the first time in more than a month when it hosts UTSA next Saturday, Oct. 6 at 6 p.m.
 
 
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