NMSU remains winless as Rice dominates

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — 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 offense 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.