We could have our first FCS-over-FBS upset of the year in just the second game of the college football season.
Prairie View A&M is on the road facing Rice in Houston. The Owls are in full rebuild, firing longtime coach David Bailiff after a 4-20 record over the last two years.
Former Stanford assistant head coach Mike Bloomgren takes over the program. He is in a battle in his first game.
Rice opened with a 16-0 lead, and was up 19-7 with just over four minutes left in the half. From there, it was all PVAMU Panthers.
Prairie View A&M scored two touchdowns in the final 4:17 to take the lead on Rice just before the half.
Jalen Morton hit Jose Medrano for a two-yard touchdown with 1:33 left in the half to cut the lead to 19-14.
Rice went three-and-out, running less than a minute off the clock before punting back to the Panthers. Morton hit on two long passes, including a 20-yard connection with Tristen Wallace for a touchdown with just six seconds left.
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Rice has the ball to start the second half. The Panthers are clearly not going away though.
Earlier in the day, UMass blew out its FCS opponent Duquesne, 63-15. From there, its all FBS on FBS action, with Hawaii and Colorado State battling it out in Fort Collins, and New Mexico State hosting Wyoming in the late game.