Rice claims first-ever Conference USA title
Luke Turner of Gilmer named MVP of game against Marshall
Dec 09, 2013
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HOUSTON - Rice University football started and finished strong to capture its first-ever Conference USA championship with a 41-24 win over Marshall on Saturday at Rice Stadium. With the win, the Owls earned a bid to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis on Dec. 31.Charles Ross rushed for 109 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while Jordan Taylor caught six passes for 131 yards and a score. Most Valuable Player Luke Turner tossed two touchdown passes (on two attempts) and ran for 49 yards on nine carries. Taylor McHargue passed for 196 yards, including a touchdown, to add to his 34 rushing yards.
LUKE TURNER (35), pictured at far right, celebrates with his Rice teammates as they accept the Conference USA championship trophy Saturday in Houston.
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