COL FB: Texas 35, Rice 13

Sept. 25, 2004 at 10:43 PM

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Vince Young threw three touchdown passes and Cedric Benson ran for 189 yards Saturday as the No. 5 Texas Longhorns defeated the Rice Owls, 35-13.

Young completed 11-of-18 passes for 161 yards for the Longhorns (3-0), who outgained Rice by a 525-228 margin. Benson gained 169 of his yards in the first half.

Texas junior tight end David Thomas caught four passes for 90 yards and a pair of scores.

Freshman quarterback Joel Armstrong accounted for the Owls' only touchdown with a 44-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Brennan Landry added a pair of field goals as Rice (2-1) saw its five-game win streak come to an end.

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