Rice at Louisiana Tech

Louisiana Tech 56, Rice 37


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.

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Scoring Summary
LATECHQuinton Patton 65 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHHunter Lee 14 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)
LATECHMyles White 16 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)
RICECharles Ross 18 yd pass from Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 1 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
RICETaylor McHargue 3 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 8 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
RICEChris Boswell 57 yd FG
LATECHQuinton Patton 11 yd pass from Colby Cameron (Matt Nelson kick)
RICETaylor McHargue 13 yd run (missed kick)
LATECHKenneth Dixon 9 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
RICETaylor McHargue 4 yd run (Chris Boswell kick)
LATECHHunter Lee 6 yd run (Matt Nelson kick)
RICEVance McDonald 14 yd pass from Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell kick)
Team Stats
First Downs3330
Third Down Efficiency8-176-9
Fourth Down Efficiency3-31-1
Plays-Net Yards89-47772-609
Passing Yds205276
Kick Return Yds7049
Punt Return Yds0-1
Time of Poss.34:5725:3
Individual Stats
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
Rice1st Conference USA West0-00-0
Louisiana Tech1st Conference USA West0-00-0

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