2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
1-11, 6th in C-USA - West

Ivan Maisel ESPN Senior Writer 

New Rice head coach Mike Bloomgren is hiring Michigan secondary coach Brian Smith as his defensive coordinator and North Carolina Central head coach Jerry Mack (31-15, four seasons, three MEAC titles) to run the Owls' offense. Bloomgren worked with Smith at the New York Jets a decade ago, and with Mack at Delta State prior to that.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources: Rice is finalizing the hire of Stanford offensive coordinator Mike Bloomgren as coach. Yahoo! Sports first reported the decision. Bloomgren has spent the last seven seasons with Stanford, working primarily with the offensive line. South Carolina offensive coordinator Kurt Roper also was a strong candidate here.

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Darden returns punt 81 yards for Mean Green TD (1:00)
25d

Old Dominion edges past Rice 24-21

Steven Williams threw for 188 yards and ran for two touchdowns, including the game-winner with 37 seconds left, to lead Old Dominion in a 24-21 win over Rice on Saturday.

32d

Griggs, Smith lead Southern Miss over Rice 43-34

Kwadra Griggs completed 22 of 31 passes for 331 yards and three touchdowns and Ito Smith ran for 150 and two scores to propel Southern Mississippi to a 43-34 victory over Rice on Saturday.

39d

UAB cooks Rice; bowl eligible in 1st season back

A.J. Erdely threw three touchdown passes, Spencer Brown ran for three scores and became the school's sixth freshman to top 1,000 rushing yards, and UAB beat Rice 52-21 on Saturday to become bowl eligible for the fifth time in program history.

53d

UTSA leads entire way to beat Rice 20-7

Marcus Davenport scored on a 34-yard fumble return with eight minutes left in the first quarter and UT-San Antonio led the entire way in a 20-7 homecoming win over Rice on Saturday night.

67d

Army forces 6 Rice turnovers in 49-12 win

Kell Walker ran for 127 yards and three touchdowns and Ahmad Bradshaw added 115 yards rushing and two more scores as Army forced turnovers on four straight possessions in the first half to build a big lead early in a 49-12 win over Rice on Saturday.

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Browne finds Hall who keeps foot in-bounds for 1-yard TD catch (0:26)
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Walter jets past defenders for 70-yard TD catch (0:33)
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Rice's Ibe forces and recovers the fumble at goal line (0:59)
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Ollison marches in for TD (0:24)
80d

FIU tops Rice in C-USA opener, 13-7

Jose Borregales kicked field goals from 37 and 44-yards out to help give Florida International a 13-7 win over Rice in its Conference USA opener Saturday night.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Bands from Houston and Rice with a display of unity at halftime, performing a joint rendition of "Amazing Grace" in honor of victims of Hurricane Harvey.

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Cougar's Leday jukes his way into the end zone (0:25)
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Cougars breakthrough into end zone for a TD (0:34)
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88dSam Khan Jr.

Houston, Rice show solidarity post-hurricane

Houston and Rice showed solidarity before their rivalry game kicked off on Saturday night in their first game in the city since Hurricane Harvey hit. A moment of silence in memory of victims of Harvey was observed before the game.

Team Stats

Passing Yards144.8119th
Rushing Yards187.041st
Points For16.3127th
Points Against35.8114th