(AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. - An offensive shootout could be in store Saturday when Rice visits Vanderbilt.
Rice senior quarterback Chase Clement has scored 30 points or more in six consecutive games dating back to last season, tied for the longest streak in the nation.
In defeating Memphis 42-35 last week, Rice exploded for 29 points in the fourth quarter and scored two touchdowns in the final 1:15 to improve to 2-0 in Conference USA.
Vanderbilt coach Bobby Johnson hopes to exploit the Owls' leaky defense, which has surrendered an average of 40.8 points in its past six games.
Still, Johnson is focusing his efforts on defense, hoping to get the Commodores to a 3-0 start on the season.
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