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NCAA Game Summary - Rice at North Texas



(Thursday, October 31st)

Final Score: North Texas 28, Rice 16

Denton, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Antoinne Jimmerson ran for a touchdown and caught another to help North Texas down Rice 28-16 on Thursday night.

Jimmerson finished with eight carries for 62 yards and one reception -- a 46- yard touchdown.

Derek Thompson completed 7-of-13 passes for 104 yards, one touchdown and one interception and Brelan Chancellor returned a punt for a score for the Mean Green (6-3, 4-1 C-USA), winners in four straight.

With the win, North Texas became bowl eligible for the first time since 2004 when it finished 7-5 and lost to Southern Mississippi in the New Orleans Bowl.

Taylor McHargue was 18-for-28 passing for 222 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions, while Jordan Taylor and Turner Petersen finished with one receiving score apiece for the Owls (6-3, 4-1), who dropped a conference game for the first time since falling to Tulsa on Oct. 20, 2012.

Charles Ross rushed for 101 yards on 18 carries in the setback.

North Texas fell behind 16-7 in the second quarter, but scored a pair of touchdowns before halftime to go into the break with a 21-16 lead.

With just over five minutes left, Jimmerson broke off a 42-yard touchdown run to pull the Mean Green within 16-14.

After forcing a three-and-out on the ensuing possession, Chancellor returned James Farrimond's punt 65 yards for the go-ahead score.

North Texas added to its lead in the third as Thompson connected with Jimmerson for a 46-yard touchdown.

The Owls were driving late in the fourth quarter, but McHargue's pass on 2nd- and-12 from the North Texas 26 was intercepted by Marcus Trice, sealing the win for the Mean Green.

Rice got on the board with a safety with just 1:17 left in the first, but Ross fumbled on the second play of the ensuing drive and North Texas' Zach Orr returned it 55 yards for a touchdown to go up 7-2.

The Owls then scored a pair of touchdowns early in the second to take a 16-7 lead.

First, McHargue completed a 21-yard touchdown pass to Petersen to cap a 5-play, 75 yard jaunt just 54 seconds into the frame.

McHargue connected with Taylor for a 32-yard touchdown strike nearly five minutes later for a nine-point edge.

10/31 23:13:23 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR
 
Final
CIN 4
PIT 0
Final
BAL 3
TAM 0
Final
NYY 3
CHC 0
Final
MIL 5
STL 1
Final
ARI 2
NYM 5
Final
PHI 0
ATL 1
Final
NYY 2
CHC 0
Final
DET 2
CLE 3
Final
MIA 3
WAS 6
Final
TEX 3
SEA 2
Final
CWS 4
BOS 6
Final
HOU 4
KAN 6
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MIN 0
TOR 0
Final
ANA 5
OAK 4
Final
SDP 4
COL 2
Final
SFG 2
LOS 1
1:05pm Today
PHI
ATL
 
1:08pm Today
DET
CLE
 
1:10pm Today
MIN
TOR
 
2:05pm Today
TEX
SEA
 
3:45pm Today
SFG
LOS
 
6:40pm Tonight
SDP
COL
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
TOR
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
KAN
 
Final
CHA 91
CHI 86
Final
ORL 86
IND 101
Final
MIL 103
ATL 111
Final
CLE 114
BRK 85
Final
MEM 106
DAL 105
Final
OKC 112
DET 111
Final
NOP 105
HOU 100
Final
SAN 100
LAL 113
Final
MIA 87
PHI 100
Final
NYK 95
TOR 92
Final
MIN 130
UTA 136
Final
BOS 102
WAS 118
Final
DEN 112
GSW 116
Final
POR 110
LAC 104
Final
SAC 99
PHO 104
Final
TAM 4
MON 5
Final
PIT 4
CLB 3
Final
ANA 4
DAL 3
7:00pm Tonight
NYR
PHI
8:00pm Tonight
STL
CHI
9:30pm Tonight
COL
MIN
10:30pm Tonight
SJS
LOS
Final
DUR 6
NOR 9
 
7:05pm Tonight
DUR
NOR