In the third quarter of North Texas' game against Rice Thursday night, defensive back Marcus Trice made an interception after the ball had bounced off of a teammate's shoulder pad and another teammate's hands.
Linebacker Zach Orr was defending the pass down the middle with his back to quarterback Taylor McHargue and the ball popped off his right shoulder and into the air. James Jones had the first shot at it, but he missed, and deflected the ball into Trice's hands, who made the interception.
North Texas held on to beat Rice 28-16 and became bowl eligible with its sixth win of the season for the first time under former Iowa State head coach Dan McCarney.
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