College football: Rice stops Hawaii 28-14

The University of Hawaii’s road woes may know no end.

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The University of Hawaii’s road woes may know no end.

Darik Dillard ran for a career-high 141 yards, including two touchdowns, in helping Rice beat Hawaii 28-14 on Saturday night in Houston.

Driphus Jackson passed for 248 yards and two touchdowns for the Owls (2-3), who handed the Rainbow Warriors (1-4) their 15th consecutive road loss.

“I thought we played hard,” UH coach Norm Chow said in a university release. “We’re still not playing very smart. Just look forward to the next one.”

Hawaii’s Ikaika Woolsey threw two touchdown passes to Scott Harding, the second with 9:24 left in the third quarter to lead 14-7.

Dillard’s first touchdown, a 2-yarder, tied the score with 19 seconds remaining in the third quarter. He scored again from 4 yards out with 4:18 left in the game, one play after Jackson completed a 50-yarder to Mario Hull. Jackson capped the win with 12 seconds left on a 31-yard scoring pass to Jordan Taylor, who had 103 yards receiving. Jackson had an 81-yard completion to James Mayden for a first-half score.

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“We just have to keep working,” Chow said. “We lost to a good football team. That quarterback is a very nice player. We need to play better offensively.”

The Owls sacked Woolsey seven times, the most for Rice since 2004.