The win evened up Rice's record at 1-1, and the loss did the same for Kansas (1-1).
Taylor McHargue completed 14 of 31 pass attempts for 168 yards and Ross carried the ball a career-high 27 times for 157 yards, to lead the Owls offense. But it was Rice's Driphus Jackson who came off the bench to drive the Owls down the field in the fourth quarter, as they scored their only offensive touchdown of the contest.
James Sims led the Jayhawks with 109 yards rushing on 19 carries.
Rice took a 2-1 lead in the all-time series between the two schools.
USC athletic director Pat Haden received medical attention after feeling light-headed on Wednesday, the school confirmed.
Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey had some fun with ESPN.com's "prediction" that he and his brothers will play in Super Bowl LXIII.
Jim Harbaugh might be at Pebble Beach to play golf, but his best shot might have been the tweet he fired seemingly aimed at the SEC.
Outside the Lines discusses allegations that the University of Tennessee violated Title IX policies in dealing with sexual assaults by student-athletes.
Five-time Pro Bowler and 2014 Super Bowl champion Marshawn Lynch drives off into the sunset.
Northwestern went out and stocked up on promising wideouts, but the diminished defensive line could be a problem spot.