Rice rolls over UTEP 45-7
Taylor McHargue hooked up with Jordan Taylor on a 72-yard TD
pass to help keep Rice undefeated in the Conference USA with a 45-7
victory against UTEP Saturday.
McHargue finished with four TD passes, three of which were
caught by Taylor. The 72-yard reception occurred late in the third
quarter to give the Owls (6-2, 4-0) a 31-7 lead. Taylor gained 185
yards off of just four receptions. Charles Ross broke past 100
yards on the ground for Rice, gaining 152 on 21 carries.
In a bright spot for UTEP (1-6, 0-4), Aaron Jones answered
Ross’s yardage with a game-high 186 yards rushing. His longest was
an 81-yard run midway through the second quarter, but his fumble
two plays later was recovered by the Owls.
Blaire Sullivan threw a 50-yard TD pass in the second quarter to
give the Miners their only score.