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Ross, Rice rally past Texas-El Paso 30-29

Nov 22, 2009 - 12:24 AM HOUSTON(AP) -- Charles Ross rushed for three touchdowns, including two in the fourth quarter, and Rice took advantage of six turnovers in a 30-29 come-from-behind victory over Texas-El Paso on Saturday.

The Owls (2-9, 2-5 Conference USA) rallied from deficits of 13-0, 20-10 and 29-17 to win their second straight after starting 0-9. Ross scored the winning TD with 7:45 remaining.

Donald Buckram led the Miners (3-8, 2-5) with 147 rushing yards and three touchdowns but fumbled twice in the closing minutes, including once on the goal line with 5:02 to go. The play resulted in a touchback. He fumbled again with 2:03 left and UTEP at the Rice 39.

Despite his turnovers, Buckram broke school record for yards in a season. He now has 1,569 yards. Fred Wendt set the previous record of 1,546 yards in 1946.

Tyler Smith ran for 127 yards and score for the Owls.








  • NCAAF FINAL
    1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    UTEP 13 7 3 6 29
    RICE 0 10 7 13 30 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: UTEP - TD, DONALD BUCKRAM 7 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT RUN CONVERSION
    FAILED), 5:00. UTEP 6-0
    UTEP - TD, DONALD BUCKRAM 2 YD RUN
    (LOGAN BARRETT KICK), 14:23.
    UTEP 13-0
    2ND QUARTER: RICE

    Nov 21 6:31 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 29
    RICE 30 0:00 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Nov 21 6:31 PM
  • 124
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 19 roots (Close Finish)

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 30  4th - 2:45Nov 21 6:21 PM
  • 105
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 27 roots (Close Finish)

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 30  4th - 4:30Nov 21 6:18 PM
  • 78
    roots
    GGG3 Added 10 roots

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 30  4th - 7:05Nov 21 6:11 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD RICE
    CHARLES ROSS 1 YD RUN
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    UTEP 29
    RICE 30 7:05 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 30  4th - 7:05Nov 21 6:10 PM
  • 68
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 34 roots (Close Finish)

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 30  4th - 7:05Nov 21 6:10 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 29
    RICE 24 8:35 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 24  4th - 8:35Nov 21 6:02 PM
  • 34
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 34 roots (Close Finish)

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 24  4th - 8:35Nov 21 6:02 PM


  • NCAAF
    TD UTEP
    DONAVON KEMP 40 YD PASS FROM TREVOR VITTATOE
    (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED)
    UTEP 29
    RICE 17 12:04 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Texas-El Paso 29, Rice 17  4th - 12:04Nov 21 5:54 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 23
    RICE 17 0:00 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Nov 21 5:44 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 23
    RICE 17 3:18 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Texas-El Paso 23, Rice 17  3rd - 3:18Nov 21 5:38 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 20
    RICE 17 9:51 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Texas-El Paso 20, Rice 17  3rd - 9:51Nov 21 5:23 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 20
    RICE 10 0:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Nov 21 4:48 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 20
    RICE 10 6:41 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texas-El Paso 20, Rice 10  2nd - 6:41Nov 21 4:27 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 13
    RICE 10 11:00 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texas-El Paso 13, Rice 10  2nd - 11:00Nov 21 4:18 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 13
    RICE 7 12:22 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Texas-El Paso 13, Rice 7  2nd - 12:22Nov 21 4:09 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 13
    RICE 0 0:00 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Nov 21 4:03 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 13
    RICE 0 0:37 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texas-El Paso 13, Rice 0  1st - 0:37Nov 21 4:00 PM


  • NCAAF
    UTEP 6
    RICE 0 9:13 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Texas-El Paso 6, Rice 0  1st - 9:13Nov 21 3:42 PM