Rice plays mistake-free in 27-21 win over UTSA
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Rice defense stifled the UTSA passing game and Darik Dillard's 4-yard touchdown run in the second quarter gave Rice the lead for good in a 27-21 victory over UTSA on Saturday.
Going into the fourth quarter, Rice (4-2, 3-0 Conference USA) led 27-7 after holding Eric Soza to only 32 yards passing.
UTSA was able to close the deficit after the Owls switched to a prevent scheme, giving the Roadrunners room to throw the ball.
Taylor McHargue was 9 of 21 for 183 yards and one touchdown.
UTSA (2-5, 1-2) led 7-6 in the second quarter when the game turned on a muffed punt return. Crosby Adams collided with returner Kenny Harrison and Rice recovered on the Roadrunner 16-yard line. The Owls went ahead 13-7 on Dillard's run three plays later.
The Roadrunners had 264 yards on the ground and outgained the Owls 434-340 in total yards.
DALLAS (AP) — Case McCoy threw two touchdowns, defensive tackle Chris Whaley returned an interception 31 yards for a score and Texas beat 12th-ranked Oklahoma 36-20 yesterday. It was the first win for McCoy and these Texas seniors over the Sooners. And it provides a reprieve, if only temporarily, for Longhornscoach Mack Brown from all the speculation about his future. Johnathan Gray had 123 yards rushing and Malcolm Brown had 120 for the Horns.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Johnny Manziel threw for 346 yards, ran for two touchdowns and Number 9 Texas A and M rallied to beat Mississippi 41-38 last night. Texas A and M's Josh Lambo made a 33-yard field goal as time expired to give the Aggies the win in Oxford, Mississippi.
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Bryce Petty threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, Ahmad Dixon made a critical interception late in the fourth quarter and 15th ranked Baylor held on to beat Kansas State 35-25 yesterday. Tevin Reese had five catches for 184 yards and two scores, and Antwan Goodley had five catches for 139 yards and another touchdown for Baylor.
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Backup quarterback Davis Webb threw for three touchdowns and 415 yards in place of the injured Baker Mayfield to lead Number 20 Texas Tech over Iowa State 42-35 yesterday. Webb was 35 for 56 with an interception and Kenny Williams, DeAndre Washington and Sadale Foster each ran for a score for the Red Raiders in Lubbock.
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