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.