Rice at New Mexico State

Rice cruises past New Mexico State 45-19


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) Charles Ross rushed for a career-high 167 yards and one touchdown as Rice rolled past New Mexico State 45-19 on Saturday night.

Taylor McHargue had 179 total yards with one touchdown through the air and three more on the ground for Rice (5-2, 3-0 C-USA). The Owls led 21-3 after one quarter and had a season-high 409 yards rushing and five rushing touchdowns. The 45 total points was also a season-high for Rice.

New Mexico State's (0-7) first touchdown came on an 85-yard reception by Austin Franklin. The Aggies defense gave up 515 total yards and their offence committed three turnovers.

Chris Boswell kicked at 50-yard field goal at the start of the fourth quarter, the 13th in his career at Rice from that distance or more.

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Scoring Summary
RICETaylor McHargue 19 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
RICECharles Ross 9 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
NMEXSTMaxwell Johnson 37 yd FG
RICETaylor McHargue 3 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
NMEXSTMaxwell Johnson 49 yd FG
NMEXSTAustin Franklin 85 yd pass from King Davis III (blocked XP)
RICEJordan Taylor 17 yd pass from Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell kick)
RICETaylor McHargue 1 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
NMEXSTAndrew McDonald 1 yd run (Maxwell Johnson kick)
RICEChris Boswell 50 yd FG
RICEDriphus Jackson 4 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
Team Stats
First Downs2610
Third Down Efficiency5-136-15
Fourth Down Efficiency0-00-0
Plays-Net Yards82-51557-328
Passing Yds106168
Kick Return Yds550
Punt Return Yds176
Time of Poss.38:3121:29
Individual Stats
RICE: Charles Ross 26-167, Taylor McHargue 13-90, Jawon Davis 11-69, Turner Petersen 6-54, Darik Dillard 4-20, Driphus Jackson 2-13, Dennis Parks 1-0, Luke Turner 1--1, Team 3--3
NMEXST: Brandon Betancourt 17-103, King Davis III 14-43, Andrew McDonald 5-14
RICE: Taylor McHargue 8-14-89-0, Driphus Jackson 1-1-17-0
NMEXST: King Davis III 6-14-113-0, Andrew McDonald 2-7-55-2
RICE: Dennis Parks 3-51, Jordan Taylor 2-22, Turner Petersen 2-11, Klein Kubiak 1-17, Connor Cella 1-5
NMEXST: Austin Franklin 3-95, Adam Shapiro 2-52, Jerrel Brown 2-6, Joshua Bowen 1-15
Rice5th Conference USA West2-63-9
New Mexico State8th Sun Belt 2-63-9

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