HOUSTON (AP) - Quarterback Taylor McHargue ran for two touchdowns and Turner Petersen added another as Rice's ground game overwhelmed UTSA in a 34-14 Owls victory Saturday.
McHargue completed 12 of 21 passes for 144 yards and ran for another 68 yards. Charles Ross led all rushers with 117 yards on 16 carries as Rice (2-5) rolled up 301 yards on the ground.
While Rice's quarterback didn't throw for a touchdown, running back Luke Turner hit Donte Moore for a 38-yard TD pass in the second quarter. Two Chris Boswell field goals rounded out the scoring for Rice.
David Glasco II scored UTSA's sole touchdown on a 36-yard pass from Eric Soza. Glasco also ran it in for the 2-point conversion.
Kristian Stern had two field goals for the Roadrunners, who lost for the first time this season after a 5-0 start.
|RICE||Chris Boswell 26 yd FG|
|RICE||Chris Boswell 37 yd FG|
|RICE||Donte Moore 38 yd pass from Luke Turner (Chris Boswell kick)|
|TXSA||Kristian Stern 20 yd FG|
|RICE||Turner Petersen 1 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)|
|RICE||Taylor McHargue 44 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)|
|TXSA||David Glasco 36 yd pass from Eric Soza (DAVID GLASCO 2pt run)|
|TXSA||Kristian Stern 35 yd FG|
|RICE||Taylor McHargue 3 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)|
|Third Down Efficiency||5-14||9-15|
|Fourth Down Efficiency||0-0||2-2|
|Kick Return Yds||20||39|
|Punt Return Yds||0||0|
|Time of Poss.||23:52||36:8|
|TXSA: David Glasco 9-32, Kam Jones 1-22, Evans Okotcha 5-14, Brandon Armstrong 3-13, Ryan Polite 2-11, Eric Soza 5-5, Team 1--2|
|RICE: Charles Ross 16-117, Taylor McHargue 7-68, Turner Petersen 13-53, Brandon Hamilton 11-53, Luke Turner 4-18, Driphus Jackson 3-9, Sam McGuffie 1-0, Team 3--17|
|TXSA: Eric Soza 10-23-113-0, Ryan Polite 3-5-31-0, Kam Jones 0-1-0-0|
|RICE: Taylor McHargue 12-21-144-1, Luke Turner 1-1-38-0, Team 0-1-0-0|
|TXSA: David Glasco 2-41, Kam Jones 2-22, Evans Okotcha 2-13, Brandon Armstrong 2-7, Aaron Grubb 1-22, Jeremiah Moeller 1-21, Cole Hubble 1-7, Kenny Bias 1-6, Earon Holmes 1-5|
|RICE: Jordan Taylor 5-81, Sam McGuffie 3-21, Donte Moore 2-49, Luke Willson 1-14, Vance McDonald 1-10, Taylor Cook 1-7|
|Texas-San Antonio||2nd Conference USA West||6-2||7-5|
|Rice||1st Conference USA West||7-1||9-3|