4:00 PM ET, November 15, 2003
Gerald Ford Stadium, DALLAS, TX
DALLAS (Ticker) -- Kyle Herm threw a pair of long touchdown passes to Ben Wiggins as Rice kept Southern Methodist winless with a 41-20 Western Athletic Conference rout.
Rice (3-8, 3-3 WAC) usually relies on its running attack, but Herm came up with a pair of big pass plays. He tossed an 82-yard touchdown to Wiggins in the first quarter and the pair hooked up again for a 43-yard TD for a 17-0 advantage early in the second period.
Fullback Robbie Beck added a pair of second-half scores and rushed nine times for 67 yards. Herm contributed a five-yard TD run in the third quarter.
The Mustangs (0-11, 0-8) remained one of two winless teams in Division I-A along with Army. They close the season on November 29 against unbeaten Texas Christian.
Herm coompleted 4-of-7 passes for 157 yards and Wiggins had three catches for a career-high 168 yards.
SMU's Chris Phillips completed 16-of-24 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns. Phillips made his fourth straight start for the Mustangs.
|3rd Down Conversions||8-15||7-14|
|4th Down Conversions||1-1||1-2|
|TD||8:34||BEN WIGGINS 82 YD PASS FROM KYLE HERM (BRENNAN LANDRY KICK)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 86 yards.
|FG||1:35||BRENNAN LANDRY 44 YD FG|
Drive info: 12 plays, 41 yards.
|TD||12:26||BEN WIGGINS 43 YD PASS FROM KYLE HERM (BRENNAN LANDRY KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 79 yards.
|TD||6:03||KEYLON KINCADE 47 YD PASS FROM CHRIS PHILLIPS (CHRIS MCMURTRAY KICK)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 52 yards.
|TD||12:37||ROBBIE BECK 38 YD RUN (BRENNAN LANDRY KICK)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yards.
|TD||7:05||BLAKE WARREN 63 YD PUNT RETURN (MISSED KICK)||24||13|
|TD||1:57||KYLE HERM 5 YD RUN (BRENNAN LANDRY KICK)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 76 yards.
|FG||12:03||BRENNAN LANDRY 22 YD FG|
Drive info: 5 plays, 47 yards.
|TD||7:37||DERRON BROWN 7 YD PASS FROM CHRIS PHILLIPS (CHRIS MCMURTRAY KICK)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 71 yards.
|TD||5:05||ROBBIE BECK 1 YD RUN (BRENNAN LANDRY KICK)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 80 yards.