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2018 Schedule
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9dESPN staff

What happened to College Football's Sydney Cup?

Mystery surrounds the future of the Sydney Cup College Football game after the event disappeared without a trace ahead of the 2018 season.

Houston connects for 57-yard TD (0:50)
Myers hauls in TD pass to put Rice on the board (0:39)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

After Rice beat Prairie View by only three points, FPI downgraded the Owls' rating by *2.2 points* (that's a lot) and now considers them the worst team in the FBS.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Rice survives a scare from Prairie View A&M by converting a last-second 22-yard Jack Fox field goal for a 31-28 win. The Owls, who came into the game as 22.5 point favorites, notch their first win under new coach Mike Bloomgren, the former Stanford offensive coordinator.

Rice survives upset bid on game-winning field goal (0:29)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Prairie View A&M flirting with history against Rice tonight. The current 10-member SWAC has not beaten an FBS team since 1985, according to ESPN Stats and Information. The Panthers lead the Owls 28-19 entering the fourth quarter in Houston.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Bloomgren's offenses at Stanford were the physical, grind-it-out type. No different in Bloomgren's first moments as Rice's head coach. Owls opened their season with a two-tight end, I-formation and a 14-play, 86-yard scoring drive that chewed up nearly eight minutes.

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26dRyan McGee

Hello again, Bottom 10 friends

Look out, y'all! It's us, the Bottom 10 teams, tripping -- er -- running full speed into another season and opportunity to get out of this most illustrious club.

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Rice DE Padgett, 21, found dead in apartment

Rice junior defensive end Blain Padgett, who had 3.5 career sacks with the Owls, was found dead in his apartment. He was 21. No cause of death has been given.

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254dAndrea Adelson

Beamer, Brown among 13 to enter Hall of Fame

Legendary coaches Frank Beamer and Mack Brown have been selected for the College Football Hall of Fame, part of a class of 13 that includes former players Ed Reed, Calvin Johnson and Charles Woodson.

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.

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

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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.

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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.

Team Stats

Passing Yards226.073rd
Rushing Yards201.350th
Points For29.0
Points Against38.7Tied-117th

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