Jammer’s interception lifts Rice over Memphis

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)Chris Jammer returned a 69-yard interception for a touchdown with 11 seconds left to lift Rice to a 42-35 win over Memphis on Saturday night.

The interception return came just over a minute after Chase Clement scored on a 9-yard run for the Owls (2-0, 2-0 Conference USA) with 1:15 left in the fourth quarter. He connected with James Casey for the two-point conversion to tie the game at 35-35.

Clement threw for 318 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 80 yards on 15 carries and scored on also scored on an 8-yard run during a fourth quarter when Rice scored 29 points.

Jarett Dillard added eight catches for 66 yards and a touchdown for Rice.

Arkelon Hall threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns, while Maurice Jones had nine catches for 173 yards and two touchdowns for Memphis (0-2, 0-1).

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C. Clement C. Clement, QB
26-44, 318 yds
1 TD, 2 INTs
15 Rush, 80 yds, 2 TDs
A. Hall A. Hall, QB
29-38, 373 yds
3 TDs, 2 INTs