Football defeats Army
The Rice University football team defeated the Army Black Knights 41-21 to improve to 3-3 overall. After a first quarter that finished with a tie, Rice managed to outscore Army 17-7 and 14-7 in the second and third quarters, respectively. Army was held scoreless in the final quarter.
Junior quarterback Driphus Jackson led the team offensively, throwing for three touchdowns and no interceptions. Senior wide receiver Jordan Taylor caught three passes from Jackson for 72 yards and his second touchdown of the year. Jackson improved to 11 touchdowns on the season.
Sophomore running back Jowan Davis lead the team in rushing with 77 yards on 21 carries. Sophomore Darik Dillard also rushed for 73 yards and a touchdown, while also adding a receiving touchdown.
After starting the season with three losses, Rice football is now on a three-game winning streak, with the other two victories coming against the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Hawai’i. The Owls' next game is against the University of North Texas on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Rice Stadium.
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