Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


September 14, 2013

Rice Bulldogs earn first victory over Cross Roads, 48-12


Rice dominated on both the offensive lines and defensive lines as the Bulldogs earned their first victory of the year, 48-12 over the Cross Roads Bobcats at home on Friday night. Rice (1-2) rushed for a season high 387 yards while holding the Bobcats (1-2) to -5 yards on the ground to dominate from start to finish.

The Rice defense started the pressure early by forcing an errant snap on the Bobcats’ first possession, resulting in a safety when Rice’s Sergio Gonzalez dropped Bobcat quarterback Aaron Arden in the end zone. The safety gave Rice an early 2-0 lead less than a minute into the game.

Following a Cross Roads free quick, the Bulldogs quickly moved into Bobcat territory behind big runs by Gonzalez and Austin Peppers. The drive culminated when Chris Atchley scored untouched to increase the Bulldog led to 9-0 after the extra point by Alberto Avila.

Cross Roads appeared to get back into the game early in the second quarter when Arden found a wide-open Raleigh Scilheimer in the Bulldog secondary for an apparent touchdown. But before Scilheimer could cross the plane of the goal line, Peppers stripped the ball from him and the Bulldogs recovered for a touchback.

The Bulldogs then drove 80 yards in only eight plays to increase their lead to 15-0. After several tough runs by Atchley, Gonzalez scored on a 37-yard run for his first touchdown of the year.

Gonzalez scored his second touchdown on the next Bulldog possession, scoring from 43 yards out with only 0:45 left in the second quarter. Gonzalez led all rushers on the night with 147 yards on only eight carries.

On the ensuing kickoff, Cross Roads fumbled and the Bulldogs recovered at the Bobcat 32 yard line. It took the Bulldogs only one play to score, as Peppers found Sim Nezar for a touchdown pass for the second Bulldog touchdown in only 11 seconds. The score put Rice up at halftime, 28-0.

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