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Southern Methodist Falls 36-14 to Owls - Recap

Southern Methodist couldn't hang with the Owls on Saturday as Rice blasted the Mustangs 36-14 in Week 12 action at Rice Stadium.

The Owls were a 3.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 55.5.

Taylor McHargue completed 24 of 36 pass attempts for 297 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Zach Line rushed for 94 yards for Southern Methodist, while Garrett Gilbert added 9 yards. Garrett Gilbert threw for 214 yards for the Mustangs, while receivers Darius Johnson and Jeremy Johnson had 153 and 28 yards respectively.

Southern Methodist was outgained by Rice 423-317 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 23-16 by the Owls.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 35:28, longer than the 24:32 of their opponents.

Rice looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Texas El Paso. Southern Methodist will aim to get back on the winning track vs Tulsa.