Texas El Paso vs Rice Wrap - Rice Wins 45-7
Charles Ross scampered through the Texas El Paso defense for 152 yards as Rice handed the Miners a 45-7 defeat on Saturday at Rice Stadium.
Rice was a favorite by 18.5 points and came through with an ATS victory for bettors. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 58.5.
Taylor McHargue completed 8 of 19 pass attempts for 259 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Aaron Jones rushed for 186 yards for Texas El Paso, while Nathan Jeffery added 46 yards. Blaire Sullivan threw for 112 yards for the Miners, while receivers Ian Hamilton and Jordan Leslie had 108 and 4 yards respectively.
Texas El Paso lost the offensive yardage battle to Rice 524-364 yards in Saturday's game. Rice had more first downs as that total ended up 21-17.
Rice lost the time of possession battle 32:30/27:30, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, Rice takes its act on the road to face North Texas looking for another win. For Texas El Paso, they head on the road to face Texas A&M.