LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Charles Ross rushed for a career-high 167 yards and one touchdown as Rice rolled past New Mexico State 45-19 on Saturday night.
Taylor McHargue had 179 total yards with one touchdown through the air and three more on the ground for Rice (5-2, 3-0 C-USA). The Owls led 21-3 after one quarter and had a season-high 409 yards rushing and five rushing touchdowns. The 45 total points was also a season-high for Rice.
New Mexico State's (0-7) first touchdown came on an 85-yard reception by Austin Franklin. The Aggies defense gave up 515 total yards and their offence committed three turnovers.
Chris Boswell kicked at 50-yard field goal at the start of the fourth quarter, the 13th in his career at Rice from that distance or more.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Former Oklahoma State return man and running back Ty Hill, who was dismissed from OSU's program after his arrest on domestic violence charges, has enrolled at West Alabama.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.