The Rice Owls and McNeese Cowboys square off Saturday in a week 2 college football showdown at Rice Stadium. The McNeese Cowboys look for a win after losing to Montana State in their opener. The Rice Owls also need a win after getting crushed by USC.
The McNeese Cowboys have lost 4 of their last 7 road games. Knox Kadum is completing 52.3 percent of his passes for 126 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions. Josh Matthews and Mason Pierce have combined for 120 receiving yards and 1 touchdown, while Koby Duru has 1 reception. The McNeese Cowboys ground game is averaging 158 yards per contest, and D’angelo Durham leads the way with 82 yards and 1 touchdown. Defensively, McNeese is allowing 40 points and 541 yards per game. Kordell Williams leads the McNeese Cowboys with 8 tackles, Amaud Willis-Dalton has 1 sack and Gerell Green has 1 pass deflection.
The Rice Owls have split their last 6 home games. Wiley Green is completing 61.5 percent of his passes for 69 yards, 0 touchdowns and 1 interception. Luke McCaffrey and Isaiah Esdale have combined for 89 receiving yards on 9 catches, while Ari Broussard has 2 receptions. The Rice Owls ground game is averaging 141.5 yards per contest, and Cameron Montgomery leads the way with 99 yards on 6 carries. Defensively, Rice is allowing 36.5 points and 420.4 yards per game. Kirk Lockhart leads the Rice Owls with 6 tackles, Marcus Williams has 5 tackles and Ikenna Enechukwu has 1 sack.
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