RUSTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana Tech rolled up 609 yards of offense to take down Rice 56-37 on Saturday.
The Bulldogs' Colby Cameron passed for 276 yards and four TDs, and Quinton Patton caught seven passes for 119 yards and two scores. Tevin King rushed for 204 yards on 22 carries for Louisiana Tech (2-0), and Kenneth Dixon carried 14 times for 113 yards and three TDs.
Louisiana Tech faced only nine third downs, and they converted six of them.
Louisiana Tech, which beat Houston 56-49 last week, opened the season with two consecutive victories for the first time since 2004.
The Owls (1-2) weren't too bad on offense themselves, rolling up 477 yards - 277 rushing and 205 passing. Taylor McHargue threw for 205 yards and two TDs and rushed for 93 yards and three touchdowns for Rice, which was coming off a 25-24 victory over Kansas.
|LATECH||Quinton Patton 65 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)|
|LATECH||Hunter Lee 14 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)|
|LATECH||Myles White 16 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)|
|RICE||Charles Ross 18 yd pass from Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell kick)|
|LATECH||Kenneth Dixon 1 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|RICE||Taylor McHargue 3 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)|
|LATECH||Kenneth Dixon 8 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|RICE||Chris Boswell 57 yd FG|
|LATECH||Quinton Patton 11 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)|
|RICE||Taylor McHargue 13 yd run (missed kick)|
|LATECH||Kenneth Dixon 9 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|RICE||Taylor McHargue 4 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)|
|LATECH||Hunter Lee 6 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)|
|RICE||Vance McDonald 14 yd pass from Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||8-17||6-9|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||3-3||1-1|
|Kick Return Yds||70||49|
|Punt Return Yds||0||-1|
|Time of Poss.||34:57||25:3|
|RICE: Charles Ross 14-116, Taylor McHargue 16-93, Turner Petersen 14-47, Vance McDonald 3-20, Brandon Hamilton 4-12, Team 1--4, Sam McGuffie 1--5, Driphus Jackson 2--7|
|LATECH: Tevin King 22-204, Kenneth Dixon 14-113, Colby Cameron 4-15, Hunter Lee 4-12, Team 4--11|
|RICE: Taylor McHargue 20-34-205-0|
|LATECH: Colby Cameron 19-24-276-0|
|RICE: Jordan Taylor 4-57, Vance McDonald 4-35, Brandon Hamilton 3-18, Dennis Parks 2-29, Turner Petersen 2-13, Charles Ross 1-18, Donte Moore 1-14, Luke Willson 1-12, Klein Kubiak 1-12, Sam McGuffie 1--3|
|LATECH: Quinton Patton 7-119, D.J. Banks 4-65, Hunter Lee 3-46, Jon Greenwalt 3-15, Myles White 1-16, David Gru 1-15|
|Rice||3rd Conference USA West||4-4||7-6|
|Louisiana Tech||3rd Western Athletic||4-2||9-3|