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Battle Highlight Presason Scrimmage
Special to the N.E.T.
Ben Wiggins had a pair of touchdowns receptions
and Marcus Battle caught a third to highlight Rice's
final preseason scrimmage Saturday morning in Rice
Wiggins, a senior track all-America from College Station
(A&M Consolidated HS) had a 27-yard TD catch from
redshirt freshman Joel Armstrong (Longview/High) and
added another 27-yard scoring catch from senior Greg
Henderson (Wichita Falls/High). Another Wiggins catch set
up an Ed Bailey (Klein/High) touchdown run on the first
offense's initial drive.
Battle, a junior from Ocean Springs, Miss., had a 54-yard
TD reception from Henderson on a spectacular one-handed
"I'm really pleased with the way Greg threw the ball
and the way those receivers caught it," said head
coach Ken Hatfield. "Ben had a great, great day, as
did Marcus. All of our receivers did a great job of
catching the ball, as they have all summer."
After taking Sunday off, the Owls will begin game-week
preparations for the 2004 season opener against Houston
in the Game for the Administaff Bayou Bucket. Rice will
practice Monday afternoon in Reliant Stadium, the site of
this year's UH game.
August 29, 2004