The Owls grabbed a Week 14 victory over the Green Wave on Saturday, winning 17-13 at Rice Stadium.
Rice did not, however, defeat the Green Wave against the spread, which closed at 10 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 49.5.
Taylor McHargue completed 14 of 28 pass attempts for 180 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Orleans Darkwa rushed for 26 yards for Tulane, while Dante Butler added 2 yards. Nick Montana threw for 97 yards for the Green Wave, while receivers Ryan Grant and Xavier Rush had 45 and 14 yards respectively.
Tulane was outgained by Rice 304-123 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 21-6 by the Owls.
The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 39:51, longer than the 20:09 of their opponents.