Leftover Rice bits; Dan Persa still rolling
Leftovers are usually best served after they've sat around in the fridge for a day or so.
Here's some leftover tidbits from the 30-13 NU win over Rice Saturday night in Houston.
* Dan Persa's passing yardage of 307 was a career high. He also had a career-best 341 yards of total offense.
* Starting linebacker Bryce McNaul, who is healthy this season after a string of injuries in previous seasons, recorded four tackles.
* Rice Stadium was the site of Super Bowl VIII in 1974.
* With Houston's high humidity an issue even before the Wildcats left Evanston, coach Pat Fitzgerald played over 60 players Saturday night. Humidity at game time was 92 percent with temperatures near 80 degrees.
* The offensive players of the game as selected by the NU coaching staff were: receiver Jeremy Ebert and lineman Brian Mulroe was the offensive big playmaker; the offensive practice player of the game was Brian Smith. Lineman Corbin Bryant and linebacker Quentin Davie were defensive players of the game; defensive end Vince Browne was the defensive big playmaker and James Kurzawski was the practice player of the game. Ben Johnson earned special teams honors and Will Studlien was special teams practice player of the week.
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