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WEST POINT, N.Y. – 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.