Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners 0 0 0 7 7
RICE 7 3 7 0 17
Date of game: 11/8/2014

Recap: Rice vs. TX-San Antonio

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Driphus Jackson threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and the Rice Owls claimed a 17-7 win over Texas-San Antonio in Conference USA action at Rice Stadium.

Jowan Davis ran for a game-high 121 yards on 25 carries as the Owls (6-3, 4-1 C-USA) became bowl eligible with their sixth straight win after starting the season 0-3. Jordan Taylor caught nine passes for 92 yards in the victory.

Despite having two weeks to prepare for this one, the Roadrunners (2-7, 1-4) managed only a fourth-quarter touchdown to narrowly avoid being shut out for the second straight game. UTSA finished with only 257 yard of total offense, as starting quarterback Tucker Carter was benched in favor of Austin Robinson after completing only 9-of-16 passes for 57 yards.

Rice began the day with a 13-play, 80-yard drive, which Jackson capped with a nine-yard touchdown scamper.

The Owls put together a 14-play, 71-yard drive early in the second quarter, although that one ended with a 37-yard field goal by James Farrimond to make it a 10-0 game.

Rice stretched its lead to 17-0 late in the third quarter on an eight-yard scoring strike from Jackson to Mario Hull.

UTSA finally got on the scoreboard at the 9:36 mark of the final frame, when Robinson found Kenny Bias for a 24-yard touchdown pass to trim the margin to 10. However, the Roadrunners' final two drives resulted in a punt and a lost fumble.

UTSA converted only 3-of-11 third-downs for the game and came away scoreless on two red-zone opportunities.

Game Notes

Late FG only points in Illinois State spring game

Defense dominated in the Illinois State spring football game before Sean Slattery's late 31-yard field goal lifted the Red team to a 3-0 win over the White on Saturday.

NASCAR News
Rain postpones Sprint Cup race at Richmond to Sunday

Persistent rain at Richmond International Raceway forced NASCAR officials to postpone Saturday night's Toyota Owners 400.

Dodgers place Puig and Peralta on DL

The Los Angeles Dodgers placed All-Star outfielder Yasiel Puig and right-handed reliever Joel Peralta on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday.

Love diagnosed with dislocated left shoulder

Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love suffered a dislocated left shoulder during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against Boston on Sunday.

Price, Rinne, Dubnyk named Vezina finalists

Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, Pekka Rinne from the Nashville Predators and Minnesota's Devan Dubnyk have been named finalists for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goaltender.

Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.