Southern Mississippi at Rice

Rice 44, Southern Miss. 17


HOUSTON (AP) - Turner Peterson rushed for 136 yards and scored two touchdowns, helping Rice defeat Southern Miss 44-17 on Saturday.

Peterson caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Driphus Jackson in the second quarter and capped the scoring with an 8-yard TD run with 3:37 left in the game for the Owls (3-6, 1-4 Conference USA).

Jackson completed 4 of 6 passes for 92 yards and two touchdowns in relief of starter Taylor McHargue, who took a hit on his injured shoulder in the second quarter and did not return.

Southern Miss (0-8, 0-4) turned the ball over five times and remained winless this season despite gaining more yards - 372 to 370 - than the Owls. Tracy Lampley had four receptions for 101 yards for the Golden Eagles.

One of Southern Miss' turnovers was a 75-yard interception return by Rice's Paul Porras that gave the Owls a 31-10 lead in the third quarter.

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Scoring Summary
RICEDennis Parks 35 yd pass from Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell kick)
USMCorey Acosta 50 yd FG
RICETurner Petersen 38 yd pass from Driphus Jackson (Chris Boswell kick)
USMJeremy Hester 1 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
RICEDonte Moore 9 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
RICEChris Boswell 45 yd FG
RICEPaul Porras 75 yd interception return (Chris Boswell kick)
RICEDonte Moore 25 yd pass from Driphus Jackson (Chris Boswell kick)
USMArsenio Favor 16 yd run (Corey Acosta kick)
RICETurner Petersen 8 yd run (blocked XP)
Team Stats
First Downs1919
Third Down Efficiency6-196-11
Fourth Down Efficiency2-40-0
Plays-Net Yards80-37263-370
Passing Yds256172
Kick Return Yds5487
Punt Return Yds010
Time of Poss.29:5528:13
Individual Stats
USM: Arsenio Favor 19-65, Jalen Richard 6-22, Tyre Bracken 1-14, Jeremy Hester 8-13, Desmond Johnson 8-11, Cole Weeks 3-8, Kendrick Hardy 1-0, Team 1--3, Tracy Lampley 1--5, Peter Boehme 1--9
RICE: Turner Petersen 19-136, Driphus Jackson 6-27, Taylor McHargue 8-23, Donte Moore 1-9, Luke Turner 5-6, Jordan Taylor 1-6, Charles Ross 2-5, Brandon Hamilton 3--14
USM: Arsenio Favor 10-22-180-2, Cole Weeks 4-9-76-1
RICE: Taylor McHargue 7-12-80-0, Driphus Jackson 4-6-92-0
USM: Tracy Lampley 4-101, Justin Sims 4-28, Justin Burdette 2-8, D.J. Thompson 1-54, Dominique Sullivan 1-34, Francisco Llanos 1-19, Chris Briggs 1-12
RICE: Jordan Taylor 3-38, Donte Moore 2-30, Turner Petersen 1-38, Dennis Parks 1-35, Sam McGuffie 1-19, Taylor Cook 1-8, Charles Ross 1-4, Taylor McHargue 1-0
Southern Mississippi3rd Conference USA West4-47-6
Rice5th Conference USA West2-63-9

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