Scores

Final

SMU 14

(5-6, 1-4 away)

Rice 36

(5-6, 3-3 home)

3:30 PM ET, November 17, 2012

Rice Stadium, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
SMU 7 0 7 014
RICE 6 14 3 1336

Top Performers

Passing: T. McHargue (RICE) - 297 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: Z. Line (WEST) - 19 CAR, 94 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Johnson (SMU) - 6 REC, 153 YDS

Rice 36, SMU 14

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Taylor McHargue threw two touchdown passes and Chris Boswell kicked five field goals, three from longer than 50 yards, as Rice beat SMU 36-14 on Saturday.

McHargue, who finished with 297 yards passing, ran for another TD for the Owls (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA), who can qualify for a bowl bid by winning at UTEP next week. McHargue connected with Vance McDonald for a 19-yard TD and Donte Moore for a 7-yard score.

Boswell, a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award for the top college kicker, made field goals from 56, 51, 43, 53 and 28 yards. He missed from 44. The junior has five field goals of 50-plus yards this season and 10 in his career.

Zach Line ran for both touchdowns for the Mustangs (5-6, 4-3), finishing with 94 yards rushing. Darius Johnson caught six passes for 153 yards for SMU, which can qualify for a bowl by beating Tulsa next week.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SMU
RICE
1st Downs1623
Total Yards317423
Passing214297
Rushing103126
Penalties4-384-36
3rd Down Conversions3-108-17
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers20
Possession24:3235:28

Passing Leaders

SMUC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gilbert15/272147.900
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue24/362978.320

Rushing Leaders

SMUCARYDSAVGTDLG
Line19944.9216
Gilbert991.0013
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Eddington10676.7036
McHargue16382.4113

Receiving Leaders

SMURECYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson615325.5055
Johnson22814.0018
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDonald78512.1119
Taylor46616.5038

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSMURICE
FG09:54Chris Boswell 56 Yd 03
TD05:26Zach Line 7 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 73
FG01:26Chris Boswell 51 Yd 76
SECOND QUARTERSMURICE
TD02:35Vance McDonald 19 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 713
TD00:20Donte Moore 7 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 720
THIRD QUARTERSMURICE
FG06:45Chris Boswell 43 Yd 723
TD03:32Zach Line 10 Yd Run (Chase Hover Kick) 1423
FOURTH QUARTERSMURICE
FG14:45Chris Boswell 53 Yd 1426
FG07:32Chris Boswell 28 Yd 1429
TD01:12Taylor McHargue 13 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 1436

Research Notes

Rice's Chris Boswell is the sixth kicker in FBS history to make three field goals of 50-plus yards in the same game, tying the FBS record for a single game.
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Rice's Chris Boswell is the second FBS kicker this season to make two field goals from 50-plus yards in the same game. The other was Idaho's Trey Farquhar against New Mexico State Looking ahead with three quarters to play - the last FBS player to kick three 50-yard field goals in a game was Wake Forest's Sam Swank in 2006 against NC State.
Rice's Chris Boswell made a 56-yard field goal in the first quarter against SMU. He's the only FBS kicker with two field goals of 55-plus yards this season.

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