SMU 42, Rice 31

HOUSTON -- Kyle Padron passed for 371 yards and three touchdowns, Aldrick Robinson had 148 receiving yards and two scores and Southern Methodist beat Rice 42-31 Saturday night.

Ja'Gared Davis returned a blocked field goal 77 yards for a score to help the Mustangs (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA) snap a 10-game road losing streak to the Owls.

Sam McGuffie led Rice (1-4, 0-1) with 96 rushing yards and one touchdown. Nick Fanuzzi completed 27 of 43 passes for 276 yards but had two interceptions.

Padron was 24 of 32 with six of his passes going to Robinson. Cole Beasley added 158 yards on eight catches as SMU compiled 472 total yards.

Phillip Gaines recovered a fumbled punt in the end zone for Rice.



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