Ebert added to the lead with his second touchdown catch of the game, a 17-yard strike from Persa.
In the first half, Ebert posted 173 receiving yards—besting his career-high, which he set last week against Nebraska.
The Wildcats finished the half with 292 passing yards, and just 11 rushing yards. Dan Persa posted 278 passing yards in the first half.
Northwestern's defense has held Rice in check thus far. The Owls posted 155 yards of offense in the first half, but did not find the endzone. Rice came close to scoring at the end of the half, as Chris Boswell's 60-yard field goal attempt hit the crossbar.
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