Scores

Final

UTEP 7

(1-6, 0-4 C-USA)

Rice 45

(6-2, 4-0 C-USA)

3:30 PM ET, October 26, 2013

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
UTEP 0 7 0 07
RICE 3 21 7 1445

Top Performers

Passing: T. McHargue (RICE) - 259 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: C. Ross (RICE) - 21 CAR, 152 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Taylor (RICE) - 4 REC, 185 YDS, 3 TD

Rice rolls over UTEP 45-7

Associated Press
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HOUSTON -- Taylor McHargue hooked up with Jordan Taylor on a 72-yard TD pass to help keep Rice undefeated in the Conference USA with a 45-7 victory against UTEP Saturday.

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UTEP
RICE
1st Downs1721
Total Yards364524
Passing116259
Rushing248265
Penalties3-196-43
3rd Down Conversions5-147-14
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers30
Possession32:3027:30

Passing Leaders

UTEPC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sullivan6/911212.411
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue8/1925913.640

Rushing Leaders

UTEPCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones291866.4081
Jeffery14463.309
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ross211527.2135
Jackson24623.0027

Receiving Leaders

UTEPRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hamilton410827.0150
Leslie242.002
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Taylor418546.3372
Moore14040.0040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUTEPRICE
FG01:04Chris Boswell 28 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERUTEPRICE
TD12:14Jordan Taylor 60 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 010
TD06:43Ian Hamilton 50 Yd Pass From Blaire Sullivan (Jay Mattox Kick) 710
TD05:30Dennis Parks 17 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 717
TD00:17Charles Ross 1 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 724
THIRD QUARTERUTEPRICE
TD02:33Jordan Taylor 72 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 731
FOURTH QUARTERUTEPRICE
TD13:40Jordan Taylor 23 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 738
TD11:44Jawon Davis 10 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 745