American Football Database
2008 Texas Bowl
Bowl Game
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1 2 3 4 Total
Western Michigan University 0 0 0 14 14
Rice University 10 14 7 7 38
Date December 30, 2008
Season 2008
Stadium Reliant Stadium
Location Houston, Texas
MVP QB Chase Clement, Rice
Favorite Rice by 3
Referee Frank White[1]
Attendance 58,880[1]
Payout US$750,000 per team[2]
United States TV coverage
Network NFL Network
Announcers: Fran Charles, Tom Waddle, and Kara Henderson
Nielsen ratings 0.1
Texas Bowl
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The 2008 Texas Bowl was the third edition of the college football bowl game, and was played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game was played at 7:00 PM US CST on Tuesday, December 30, 2008. The game, telecast on NFL Network, featured the hometown Rice Owls against the Western Michigan Broncos.[3] The Owls won the game 38-14, which was their first post-season victory since the 1954 Cotton Bowl Classic.

The game was televised on the NFL Network for the third year in a row. Fran Charles, Tom Waddle, and Kara Henderson called the action.

Scoring summary

Scoring play Score
1st quarter
Rice – Chase Clement 26 yard TD run (Clark Fangmeier kick), 5:21 Rice 7–0
Rice – Fangmeier 30 yard FG, :22 Rice 10–0
2nd quarter
Rice – Toren Dixon 6 yard TD pass from Clement (Fangmeier kick), 6:53 Rice 17–0
Rice – James Casey 45 yard TD pass from Clement (Fangmeier kick), 1:15 Rice 24–0
3rd quarter
Rice – Clement 13 yard TD pass from Jarrett Dillard (Fangmeier kick), 6:35 Rice 31–0
4th quarter
Rice – Dillard 18 yard TD pass from Clement (Fangmeier kick), 9:38 Rice 38–0
WMU – Kirk Elsworth 2 yard TD pass from Tim Hiller (John Potter kick), 6:33 Rice 38–7
WMU – Schneider Julien 13 yard TD pass from Hiller (Potter kick), 0:25 Rice 38–14


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