Former Arlington Martin quarterback Juma Otoviano had himself an afternoon for Rice on Saturday.
Otoviano rushed 27 times for 2 TDs and a program freshman-record-tying 224 yards as the Owls beat Old Dominion 27-13 to snap an 11-game losing streak on senior day. Otoviano scored Rice’s final two scores, which broke a 13-13 tie.
His 80-yard run came with 42 seconds left in the third quarter and he added a 62-yarder with 7:05 to play.
It was Otoviano’s first career start as the Owls also snapped a 14-game conference losing streak. He entered the game having played in the past six contests with 38 rushes, 140 yards and 1 TD.
Otoviano’s performance was also recognized by ESPN. He earned himself a helmet sticker from host Adnan Virk.
Otoviano was a three-year starter for the Warriors. He threw for 1,022 yards and 8 TDs, and ran for 684 and scored 20 times as a senior after rushing for 1,481 on 169 carries and scoring 24 TDs as a junior.