Rice football fell behind, rallied late and held on for a thrilling overtime win. What changed on offense that enabled the Owls to bounce back?
The Rice football coaching staff had a full week to get ready for Louisiana Tech. Much of the game plan — at least from a 10,000-foot view — was communicated clearly. Ari Broussard was going to get a big role. The offensive line was going to be better with two familiar faces returning at guard. Yet before the halftime whistle had blown, it all seemed to have gone up in smoke.
Broussard was on the bench after two costly fumbles. The offensive line wasn’t getting much push. Excluding a fake punt run for nine yards, Rice ball carriers were averaging 2.10 yards per carry. The offense had scored seven points and turned the ball over twice. Although the Owls were only trailing 10-7, it felt like everything was going wrong. So, what went right? And how did this team turn things around and win?
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