Chris Boswell hits a 56-yard field goal in Rice's win at Kansas

Rice senior Chris Boswell, perhaps the nation's top kicking prospect, kicked the 12th 50-yard field goal of his career Saturday night in the Owls' victory at Kansas, nailing a 56-yarder in the third quarter.

Boswell has hit seven of his past nine attempts from at least 50 yards; he was 6-of-8 last season, when he kicked the most 50-yarders of anyone in the nation.

Boswell made three field goals Saturday and now is 4-of-5 on the season.

Boswell was considered one of the nation's top five kickers in the 2009 recruiting class, and after redshirting that fall, he has lived up to his advance billing. Boswell (6-feet-2, 200 pounds) was 23-of-29 on field-goal attempts last season, and 49 of his 80 kickoffs were touchbacks.

His 55 career field goals are tied for the most among current players, with Clemson's Chandler Catanzaro.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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