Photos: Rice wins first C-USA title

Photos: Rice wins first C-USA title

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HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 07: Members of the Rice University student body get their hands on the Conference USA trophy after defeating Marshall Thundering Herd at Rice Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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by MOISEKAPENDA BOWER / The Associated Press

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Posted on December 8, 2013 at 1:13 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 10 at 12:27 AM

HOUSTON (AP) -- Rice clinched its first outright conference title since 1957, running over Marshall 41-24 in the Conference USA Championship Game Saturday.

The Owls (10-3) relied on their bruising ground attack to subdue the Herd (9-4), with running backs Charles Ross and Luke Turner delivering via versatility. Rice gained 250 of its 489 yards on the ground.

To view the slideshow from Saturday's historic win, click here.

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