Jackson leads Rice to Hawaii Bowl win

Dec 25, 2014 12:12 AM

HONOLULU (AP) - Driphus Jackson played his best game of the year by passing for 318 yards and three touchdowns, and Rice completed a remarkable turnaround with a 30-6 victory over Fresno State on Wednesday night in the Hawaii Bowl.

The Owls (8-5) started the season 0-3 and ended it with their second bowl win in the last three years.

Jackson was accurate with his arm and dangerous with his feet, rushing for 41 yards and some key scrambles out of trouble. The Owls got plenty of help from their defense.

The Bulldogs (6-8), the only team with a losing record to play a bowl game, broke their own Hawaii Bowl record for fewest points. It was the fewest points Fresno State scored all season.

The Bulldogs lost their sixth consecutive bowl game.

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