Rice vs New Mexico State Wrap - Rice Wins 45-19

Rice vs New Mexico State Wrap - Rice Wins 45-19

New Mexico State was unable to contain Charles Ross on Saturday and the result was a 45-19 Week 8 loss against the Owls.

Rice was the ATS victor, as they covered the 18-point spread as a favorite. Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 56.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Taylor McHargue completed 8 of 14 pass attempts for 89 yards for the Owls in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Brandon Betancourt rushed for 103 yards for New Mexico State, while King Davis III added 43 yards. King Davis III threw for 113 yards for the Aggies, while receivers Austin Franklin and Adam Shapiro had 95 and 52 yards respectively.

New Mexico State lost the offensive yardage battle to Rice 515-328 yards in Saturday's game. Rice had more first downs as that total ended up 26-10.

The time of possession battle favored Rice as their offense was on the field for 38:31, longer than the 21:29 of their opponents.

Next game, Rice takes its act home to face Texas El Paso looking for another win. For New Mexico State, they head home to face Abilene Christian.