SMU 27, Rice 24
Rishad Wimbley ran for 115 yards and two fourth-quarter
touchdowns to help SMU defeat Rice 27-24 on Saturday in the
regular-season finale for both teams.
Jared Williams had a 52-yard touchdown run for the Mustangs
(7-5, 5-3 Conference USA), who are eligible for a bowl bid. J.J.
McDermott connected with Darius Johnson for a 45-yard touchdown
pass to open the scoring for SMU.
The Mustangs trailed 17-14 entering the fourth quarter, but
Wimbley’s 1-yard run with 12:14 to play gave them the lead, though
at 20-17 as the extra point was missed. After Rice was forced to
punt, on SMU’s third play, Wimbley ran for 39 yards to score with
Nick Fanuzzi threw a pair of touchdown passes for the Owls (4-8,
3-5). Fanuzzi ran for a team-high 53 yards and threw for 159.