Rice topple Texas-El Paso

Rice topple Texas-El Paso

Quinton Smith ran for two touchdowns to lead Rice to a 37-31 win over Texas-El Paso Saturday night.

The Miners failed to cover the 9-point spread in the loss, while the 68 combined points sailed OVER the posted total of (60).

Smith carried the ball for 171 yards rushing and Chase Clement threw three touchdown passes, completing 19-of-26 passing for 233 yards.

Jordan Palmer made good on 16-of-33 passes for 315 yards and four touchdowns.