Rice vs Pittsburgh live stream. Breaking down Rice vs. Pittsburgh, Against the Odds: Pitt big favorite over Rice
Rice – QB Jackson Tyner, RB Samuel Stewart, WR Aaron Cephus; Pittsburgh – QB Ben DiNucci, RB Qadree Ollison, LB Saleem Brightwell. The Owls have been better defensively since a 62-7 season-opening loss to Stanford, giving up 27.3 points per game in three games since. They held Florida International to 271 yards but lost 13-7. Their opponents are averaging 4.2 yards per rush, which is better than Pitt’s opponents’ 5.2. DE Brian Womac leads the Owls with four sacks and 7.5 tackles for loss. CB Justin Bickham has their only INT.
Quadree Henderson returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown last week, tying George Tech 14-14 in the second quarter. He’s averaging 13.3 yards on six punt returns and 20.7 yards on 15 kick returns. Pitt K Alex Kessman isn’t exactly reliable, with only three makes in seven FG attempts this season, but he has a big leg, delivering a 55-yard make with no time left in the first half against Georgia Tech.
The Panthers, losers of three consecutive games, gave up 436 yards and five touchdowns on the ground in a 35-17 loss to Georgia Tech in their ACC opener. The Yellow Jackets lost four fumbles and still rolled, largely because Pitt couldn’t run, averaging only 1.9 yards on 20 rushes. DiNucci completed 12 of 19 passes for 110 yards and one TD and Browne was 10-of-15 for 88 yards.