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Texas vs Rice Wrap - Texas Wins 34-17

Texas vs Rice Wrap - Texas Wins 34-17

The Owls came up short against the Longhorns in Week 1 action on Saturday, falling 34-17 at Reliant Stadium.

Texas failed to cover the 31.5-point spread in this contest. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 56.5.

Garrett Gilbert completed 14 of 23 pass attempts for 172 yards for the Longhorns in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Sam McGuffie rushed for 47 yards for Rice, while Tyler Smith added 40 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 90 yards for the Owls, while receivers Randy Kitchens and Patrick Randolph had 53 and 39 yards respectively.

Rice was outgained by Texas 369-219 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 20-14 by the Longhorns.

Rice lost the time of possession battle 30:56/29:04, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Texas takes its act home to face Wyoming looking for another win. For Rice, they head on the road to face North Texas.