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Recap - Aggies Defeat Rice 52-31

Rice couldn't hang with the Aggies on Saturday as Texas A&M blasted the Owls 52-31 in Week 1 action at Kyle Field.

Bettors who backed the Aggies were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 28. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 69.5.

Matt Joeckel completed 14 of 19 pass attempts for 190 yards for the Aggies in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Charles Ross rushed for 107 yards for Rice, while Taylor McHargue added 78 yards. Taylor McHargue threw for 180 yards for the Owls, while receivers Jordan Taylor and Connor Cella had 68 and 52 yards respectively.

Texas A&M was outgained by Rice 509-486 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 28-25 by the Owls.

Rice led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 38:24/21:36 split in that important category.

Texas A&M looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Sam Houston State. Rice will aim to get back on the winning track vs Kansas.