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The Replacements: Conference USA Says Goodbye to Taylor McHargue

It seems like this year there is an epic clearout at the quarterback position throughout the FBS, with seniors graduating and juniors (and sophomores) declaring. Not just any old quarterback either – multi-year starters who have been the face of their franchise. So, who’s in the battle for the thankless job of replacing these stars?   Logan Kilgore, Middle Tennessee State A...
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February 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Liberty Bowl breakdown: Mississippi State vs. Rice

Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Rice Tuesday, Dec. 31, 4 p.m., ESPN KEY MATCHUP Rice (10-3, 7-1 in Conference USA) ranked No. 16 nationally in rushing yards for the season, at 240 per outing. Mississippi State, in turn, posted only middling rankings, SEC-wise, for scoring defense (8th) and rushing defense (7th) -- something that creeps a little doubt into MSU's seven-point...
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December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice trips Tulane 17-13 to reach C-USA title game

Taylor McHargue threw for a touchdown and Jawon Davis ran for one on the next possession and Rice held on for a 17-13 win over Tulane to reach the Conference USA championship game for the first time. The Owls (9-3, 7-1) dominated the game statistically but a date next weekend with East Division champion Marshall was in doubt until the end. BCS rankings will determine the game site...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice rolls over UTEP 45-7

Taylor McHargue hooked up with Jordan Taylor on a 72-yard TD pass to help keep Rice undefeated in the Conference USA with a 45-7 victory against UTEP Saturday. McHargue finished with four TD passes, three of which were caught by Taylor. The 72-yard reception occurred late in the third quarter to give the Owls (6-2, 4-0) a 31-7 lead. Taylor gained 185 yards off of just four receptions...
Via AP on Fox
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice outlasts Tulsa for 30-27 overtime win

Taylor McHargue threw for two touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, as Rice withstood a Tulsa comeback to win 30-27 Saturday. Tulsa (1-4, 0-1 Conference USA) outplayed the Owls (3-2, 2-0) in the second half, erasing a 24-10 halftime deficit. Carl Salazar hit a 36-yard field goal to tie the game at 27 with 1:07 to play. Rice won the toss and forced a three-and-out for...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice Kicker Pulls Off a Move NFL Kickers Need to Learn

Normally, when it comes to athletics at Rice folks think baseball first, but the football team is starting to make people take notice. There is some talent on the squad-- like quarterback Taylor McHargue and wide receiver Turner Petersen to name two-- that is capable of making some big plays. Last Saturday against the Houston Cougars the best play did not come from one of them...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: Rice’s Jordan Taylor Goes Up And Grabs A Sick Touchdown Pass Against Texas A&M

There’s no question which early game has caught the eye of the nation on opening weekend — the Texas A&M-Rice matchup has been a good one through one half of play. The Aggies lead 28-21 at the break, but Rice is in good shape after pulling within one score on this fantastic touchdown catch by Jordan Taylor off a tipped pass from Taylor McHargue: Manziel returns in the second...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Video: 57-Yard Run By Taylor McHargue Sets Up Rice TD For 7-0 Lead On Texas A&M

Everyone is talking about Johnny Manziel being suspended for the first half of Texas A&M’s season opener against Rice. However, there is that whole defensive side of the ball that needs to be paid attention to. The Rice Owls have an upset on their minds, and have taken a 7-0 lead on the Aggies after a defensive stop, then successful drive, to begin the game. Taylor McHargue...
Via College Spun
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Rice rolls past SMU 36-14, keeps bowl hopes alive

Taylor McHargue threw two touchdown passes and Chris Boswell kicked five field goals, three from longer than 50 yards, as Rice beat SMU 36-14 on Saturday. McHargue, who finished with 297 yards passing, ran for another TD for the Owls (5-6, 3-4 Conference USA), who can qualify for a bowl bid by winning at UTEP next week. McHargue connected with Vance McDonald for a 19-yard TD and...
Via AP on Fox
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss

McHargue's problems at QB psychological

The more Rice coach David Bailiff spoke on the problems plaguing Owls sophomore quarterback Taylor McHargue, the more Bailiff started to sound like someone with an extensive background in psychology. McHargue provides an interesting case study of a gifted athlete split from his confidence. A season of inconsistency and regression bottomed out last Saturday night when McHargue committed...
Via Fox Sports Houston
October 24, 2011  |  Discuss

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