McHargue finished with four TD passes, three of which were caught by Taylor. The 72-yard reception occurred late in the third quarter to give the Owls (6-2, 4-0) a 31-7 lead. Taylor gained 185 yards off of just four receptions. Charles Ross broke past 100 yards on the ground for Rice, gaining 152 on 21 carries.
In a bright spot for UTEP (1-6, 0-4), Aaron Jones answered Ross's yardage with a game-high 186 yards rushing. His longest was an 81-yard run midway through the second quarter, but his fumble two plays later was recovered by the Owls.
Blaire Sullivan threw a 50-yard TD pass in the second quarter to give the Miners their only score.
The Spartans' offensive line gains experience with the return of Brandon Clemons, who has played in every game the past two seasons.
Paul Finebaum shares his thoughts on the great quality of coaches in the SEC.
GameDay 100: Oregon thought they had Michael Dyer down, but he just kept on running.
This week's mailbag takes a look at the obvious and the dark horse breakout candidates this season in the Big 12.
Brenda Tracy, who was allegedly raped at Oregon State in 1998, will meet Wednesday with former Beavers coach Mike Riley, who now coaches at Nebraska.
Oregon will need more from its defense, but it's an inexperienced group that still has a lot to prove.