(1-5, 1-2 American)
(3-2, 2-1 C-USA)
8:00 PM ET, October 9, 2004
Rice Stadium, HOUSTON, TX
Passing: J. Romo (SMU) - 71 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: E. Bailey (RICE) - 24 CAR, 158 YDS, 4 TD
Receiving: B. Chase (SMU) - 5 REC, 91 YDS
HOUSTON (AP) -- Ed Bailey ran for 158 of Rice's 496 rushing yards
and scored four touchdowns as the Owls beat Southern Methodist
Bailey had touchdown runs of 1, 9, 5 and 1 yards as Rice (3-2,
2-1 WAC) bounced back after losing the highest-scoring regulation
Division I-A game last week. The Owls lost 70-63 at San Jose State.
Quarterback Joel Armstrong, replacing the injured Greg
Henderson, ran for 138 yards on 14 carries. The Owls only passed
for 5 yards and they held the ball most of the second half.
SMU (1-5, 1-2) ran just eight plays in the third quarter and
didn't get in the end zone until Jerad Romo hit Chris Foster for a
38-yard touchdown late in the game.
Tony Eckert completed 14 of 22 passes for 138 yards for SMU, and
Bobby Chase caught five passes for 91 yards.
Rice led 28-3 at halftime on a 9-yard TD run by Quinton Smith
and three Bailey touchdown runs.