HOUSTON -- Chase Clement threw three touchdown passes, breaking the Conference USA record to lead Rice to a 38-31 win over Army on Saturday.
Clement, who was 21-for-28 for 384 yards, threw his 87th TD, surpassing the previous mark held by the University of Houston's Kevin Kolb.
Clement threw two touchdown passes to Jarrett Dillard and another to Corbin Smiter as the Owls improved to a perfect 4-0 at home and 7-3 overall for the first time since 2001. Clement also had nine carries for 111 yards, including a 61-yard score in the first quarter that gave the Owls their first lead of the game. With four touchdown's Clement needs just one more to break Tulsa's Paul Smith's Conference USA record of 109 career touchdowns.
The Owls led 31-10 at half time and answered a quick scoring drive by Army early in the third. Clement hit Smiter for a 54-yard TD just 70 seconds after Ian Smith scored for the Black Knight's on their opening drive of the second half.
But the Black Knights, who produced 461 rushing yards Saturday, tightened up defensively and scored 14 unanswered points -- first on a 61-yard run by Collin Mooney and then on a 43-yard run by Wesley McMahand -- to get within seven points with 4:15 left in the game.
After the Black Knights stopped James Casey on a fourth-and-1 play with just over a minute left, they were unable to force a tie on their last possession.
Mooney finished with 207 yards on 26 carries.
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