Rice at UTSA

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.

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Scoring Summary
RICEChris Boswell 49 yd FG
RICEChris Boswell 28 yd FG
TXSADavid Glasco 1 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
RICEDarik Dillard 4 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
RICEDennis Parks 37 yd pass from Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell kick)
RICETaylor McHargue 6 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
TXSAEric Soza 1 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
TXSAEric Soza 1 yd run (Sean Ianno kick)
Team Stats
First Downs1524
Third Down Efficiency5-144-16
Fourth Down Efficiency0-04-6
Plays-Net Yards63-34080-434
Passing Yds183170
Kick Return Yds1544
Punt Return Yds11-4
Time of Poss.25:1934:41
Individual Stats
RICE: Charles Ross 11-59, Taylor McHargue 10-41, Turner Petersen 7-33, Darik Dillard 3-11, Jawon Davis 5-10, Luke Turner 1-10, Team 2-0, Mario Hull 1--1, Darrion Pollard 1--6
TXSA: Eric Soza 17-85, David Glasco 14-78, Kam Jones 5-33, Seth Grubb 1-23, Jarveon Williams 4-19, Evans Okotcha 4-12, Brandon Armstrong 2-12, Kenny Bias 1-4, Team 1--2
RICE: Taylor McHargue 9-21-183-0, Driphus Jackson 0-1-0-0
TXSA: Eric Soza 17-31-170-0
RICE: Jordan Taylor 4-61, Dennis Parks 3-60, Donte Moore 1-35, Mario Hull 1-27
TXSA: Brandon Freeman 2-32, Aaron Grubb 2-28, Cole Hubble 2-23, Kam Jones 2-13, Jarveon Williams 2-6, Kenny Bias 1-38, David Morgan 1-11, Josiah Monroe 1-8, Earon Holmes 1-7, David Glasco 1-4, Kenny Harrison 1-2, Marcellus Mack 1--2
Rice5th Conference USA West2-63-9
UTSA2nd Conference USA West5-36-7

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