Turnovers lift Rice over Florida Atlantic 18-14

Turnovers lift Rice over Florida Atlantic 18-14
Florida Atlantic running back Jonathan Wallace (27) is brought down by Rice cornerback Bryce Callahan (29) during the second half of an NCAA college football game at Rice Stadium, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Smiley N. Pool)
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HOUSTON (AP) -- Rice cashed in on a fumble and an interception to come from behind and beat Florida Atlantic University 18-14 Saturday night in a Conference USA game that broke open in the fourth quarter. FAU was leading 14-12 and driving late in the game when Bryce Callahan picked off a Greg Hankerson pass. Rice capitalized three plays later on a 20-yard TD run by Darik Dillard. Earlier in the fourth, Rice's Cody Bauer scooped up a fumble by Hankerson and ran 7 yards for a TD, closing the score to 14-12. FAU (2-3, 1-2) led 7-6 at the half after Hankerson hit William Dukes on a 58-yard TD pass in the first quarter. Chris Boswell connected on field goals of 45 and 47 yards for Rice (2-2, 1-0). Hankerson's 15-yard TD pass to Nexon Dorvilus in the fourth quarter boosted FAU's lead to 14-6, but then came the fumble and interception.