Rice beats UTSA, snaps 4-game skid

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by Daniel Gotera / KHOU 11 Sports

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Posted on October 13, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 13 at 11:43 PM

HOUSTON – The Rice Owls used a strong effort from running back Charles Ross and their defense to beat UT-San Antonio 34-14 on Saturday at Rice Stadium.

Ross finished the game with 16 carries and 117 yards. The Owls (2-5, 0-3)gained 301 yards on the ground.

The Owls started slow, but then in the second quarter, quarterback Taylor McHargue tossed it to Luke Turner who then found Donte Moore for a 38 yard touchdown to put Rice up 13-0.

In the second half, the Owls got their ground game going. McHargue ran for two scores and Turner Peterson added one of his own. Rice outscored the Roadrunners (5-1. 1-0) 21-11 in the second half to pull away.

Rice travels to Tulsa next week.

 

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