Scores

Final

Louisiana Tech 14

(4-6, 3-3 C-USA)

Rice 52

(7-3, 5-1 C-USA)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

7:00 PM ET, November 16, 2013

Rice Stadium, HOUSTON, TX

1 2 3 4 T
LT 0 0 7 714
RICE 14 10 7 2152

Top Performers

Passing: T. McHargue (RICE) - 167 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: C. Ross (RICE) - 27 CAR, 215 YDS, 5 TD

Receiving: S. Griffin (LT) - 2 REC, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Rice 52, Louisiana Tech 14

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Charles Ross matched a Conference USA record with five rushing touchdowns and Rice rolled to a 52-14 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night.

Ross finished with a career-high 215 yards rushing as the Owls (7-3, 5-1) bounced back from a 28-16 loss at North Texas on Oct. 31. Luke Turner also had a 1-yard TD run as Rice set season highs with 415 yards rushing and 582 yards overall.

It was an emotional victory for Owls coach David Bailiff, who was on the sideline just days after his father, Bob, died on Tuesday night.

Sterling Griffin had a 74-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter for Louisiana Tech (4-6, 3-3), which trailed 24-0 at halftime. Marlon Seets closed out the scoring with a 9-yard TD run with 1:50 to go.

Ross had TD runs of 2 and 5 yards in the first half, and 2, 1 and 19 in the second half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
LT
RICE
1st Downs1435
Total Yards327582
Passing181167
Rushing146415
Penalties6-625-47
3rd Down Conversions5-1314-19
4th Down Conversions1-32-2
Turnovers41
Possession19:4540:15

Passing Leaders

Louisiana TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Higgins9/151389.211
RiceC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McHargue13/231677.310

Rushing Leaders

Louisiana TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
King13433.3012
Thomason33210.7116
RiceCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ross272158.0548
Davis15765.1019

Receiving Leaders

Louisiana TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Griffin28040.0174
Casey12424.0024
RiceRECYDSAVGTDLG
Parks36722.3141
Taylor34013.3024

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERLTRICE
TD13:47Dennis Parks 41 Yd Pass From Taylor McHargue (Chris Boswell Kick) 07
TD03:57Charles Ross 2 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 014
SECOND QUARTERLTRICE
FG12:28Chris Boswell 30 Yd 017
TD01:54Charles Ross 5 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 024
THIRD QUARTERLTRICE
TD07:45Charles Ross 2 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 031
TD06:27Sterling Griffin 74 Yd Pass From Ryan Higgins (Kyle Fischer Kick) 731
FOURTH QUARTERLTRICE
TD14:55Charles Ross 1 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 738
TD11:45Charles Ross 19 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 745
TD03:59Luke Turner 1 Yd Run (Chris Boswell Kick) 752
TD01:50Nick Thomason 9 Yd Run (Kyle Fischer Kick) 1452