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Jackson leads Rice past Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl

Jackson leads Rice past Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl HONOLULU -- Rice responded to one of its worst defensive performances with one of its best. The Owls held Fresno State to a season-low 255 total yards and quarterback Driphus Jackson threw three touchdown passes in a 30-6 victory in the Hawaii Bowl on Wednesday at Aloha Stadium. "Probably one of the best defensive performances we had all year," said Rice coach David Bailiff, whose team played in a third straight bowl game for the first time in school history. "It was one where I thought we really played smothering defense." Rice (8-5) held an opponent without a touchdown for the first time since 2011 after giving...

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