NCAA Game Summary - Rice at Texas|
(Saturday, September 3rd)
Final Score: Texas 34, Rice 9
Austin, TX (Sports Network) - Garret Gilbert threw for 239 yards and a
touchdown to lead the Texas Longhorns to a 34-9 victory over the Rice Owls in
the season opener for the non-conference rivals.
Mike Davis gained 115 yards on three receptions for Texas (1-0).
Taylor McHargue managed just 79 passing yards on 14 completions for Rice (0-1).
There wasn't much scoring in the first quarter, as both teams managed a field
goal apiece. Rice's 42-yarder by Chris Boswell was followed by a 39-yarder by
Justin Tucker of Texas.
The Longhorns managed to grab a 13-3 edge in the second quarter with a one-yard
touchdown run by Cody Johnson and a 23-yard Tucker field goal.
Boswell nailed a 49-yard field goal in the final minute of the first half,
cutting the Owls' deficit to 13-6 at intermission.
With just over nine minutes left in the third quarter, Boswell drilled his
third field goal of the contest, this time a 26-yarder that cut the Texas
advantage to 13-9.
The Longhorns put together an impressive drive on the ensuing possession,
marching 72 yards in eight plays. John Harris threw a 36-yard touchdown strike
to Jaxon Shipley to push Mack Brown's team ahead by a 20-9 margin.
Fozz Whittaker put the game away for the Longhorns in the fourth quarter by
reaching the end zone twice. After a seven-yard touchdown run, Whittaker hauled
in a 26-yard scoring strike from Gilbert.
Texas finished with 506 total yards, more than double the amount amassed by
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