FORT WORTH, TX - DECEMBER 29: Head Coach David Bailiff of the Rice Owls watches his team against the Air Force Falcons on December 29, 2012 during the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)


Breaking down the schedule: Rice

Posted August 26th, 2015




Royal-Memorial Stadium, 7, LHN


Last year, the Owls played in a bowl game for the third straight season, a first in program history. They crushed Fresno State 30-6 in the Hawaii Bowl to finish 8-5. Owls quarterback Driphus Jackson (2,842 yards, 24/8) — the Hawaii Bowl MVP — returns, but he lost many of his 2014 weapons. David Baliff enters his ninth season at Rice.

Rice hasn’t beaten Texas since 1994, a string of 12 Longhorns wins.

All-time: Texas, 71-21; Last time: Texas, 34-9 (2011)