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Jackson throws 3 TD passes in Rice's 41-21 victory over Army

  • Rice defensive tackle Christian Covington (1) chases Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Rice defensive tackle Christian Covington (1) chases Army quarterback Angel Santiago (3) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)  (The Associated Press)

  • Rice running back Luke Turner, center, is tackled by Army linebacker Jeremy Timpf , left, and Army linebacker James Kelly, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Rice running back Luke Turner, center, is tackled by Army linebacker Jeremy Timpf , left, and Army linebacker James Kelly, right, during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)  (The Associated Press)

  • Army defensive lineman Joe Drummond (54) chases Rice wide receiver Jesse Hudak (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

    Army defensive lineman Joe Drummond (54) chases Rice wide receiver Jesse Hudak (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)  (The Associated Press)

Driphus Jackson completed 15 of 21 passes for 209 yards and three touchdowns and Rice defeated Army 41-21 on Saturday.

Rice's defense recovered two Army fumbles and held Army to a 5-for-13 mark on third-down conversions.

Army (2-4) received the ball to open the second half but Rice's Christian Covington recovered a Angel Santiago fumble on the fifth play of the drive. Jackson completed a 41-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Taylor on the next play as Rice (3-3) surged ahead 31-14 with 12:30 remaining in the third quarter.

Rice's Darik Dillard rushed for 71 yards on eight carries and scored on a 15-yard run with 12:37 remaining in the second quarter. Dillard caught a 10-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter for his only reception of the game.