Rice grabs first win of season with win over Texas Southern
HOUSTON (AP) — Jordan Myers ran for four touchdowns and Jake Constantine was efficient throwing ball and had a scoring pass and Rice beat Texas Southern 48-34 on Saturday.
Constantine started with a bang connecting with Cedric Patterson III on 73-yard scoring play on the game’s first play from scrimmage.
Later, Myers crashed in from 1-yard out to complete a seven-play, 85-yard drive with 5:23 left in the first quarter for a two-score lead. His second score, also a 1-yard dive, extended the margin to 20-3 with 7:16 left before the break.
Myers’ third 1-yard touchdown plunge made it a 34-13 contest with 2:20 remaining in the third quarter. His 64-yard scoring run with 9:43 left made it a 41-20 contest.
Constantine was 18-for-23 passing for 271 yards and Myers ran for 160 yards on 26 carries for Rice (1-3).
Andrew Body threw for 353 yards and ran for two scores and Ke’Lenn Davis had 181 yards receiving on seven receptions for the Tigers (0-3).
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