HOUSTON -- — Jake Constantine threw for two scores and Rice's defense snared four interceptions, and the Owls never trailed in a 24-19 win over Southern Mississippi on Saturday night.
Following five straight losses against its Conference USA foe, Rice (2-3, 1-0) now has a two-game winning streak against the Golden Eagles (1-4, 0-1).
Constantine threw a 19-yard touchdown to Robert French to start the second half and extend Rice's lead to 17-7. After the Owls' defense came up with a pick on Southern Mississippi's next drive, Cedric Patterson III ran for a 38-yard score for a 24-7 lead. The Golden Eagles responded on the following kickoff when Camron Harrell ran it back 95 yards to reduce the deficit to 10.
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