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A lack of six-win, bowl-eligible teams has allowed 5-7 Nebraska, Minnesota and San Jose State to earn bowl berths, while Illinois and Rice were eliminated from bowl contention.
Rice RB gives powerful postgame speech
Rice senior RB Luke Turner, who received just one Division I offer after he broke his leg in high school, gave a powerful reminder of how strong the coach-player relationship can be when speaking to reporters Saturday. Watch his emotional speech
The NCAA Division I council approved a recommendation Monday to fill the record 41 bowls with five-win teams because not enough teams will meet the standard bowl-eligibility requirements.
Rice could be cooking this postseason
The Owls may not have the number of wins to qualify for a bowl, but they may still find their way into the postseason thanks to a need for teams to fill slots. Bowling with five wins?
Rice senior running back Luke Turner offered a powerful reminder Saturday of how strong the coach-player relationship can be.
Running back Luke Turner threw a four-yard touchdown for Rice, which scored all its points in the second-half and beat Charlotte 27-7 on Saturday in the season finale.
Jarveon Williams rushed for 163 yards and two touchdowns and UTSA beat Rice 34-24 on Saturday night.
Nick Mullens tied a single-game program record before the first half was over with five touchdown passes, and Southern Miss beat Rice 65-10 on Saturday.
Mack Leftwich threw two touchdown passes to Jaquan White, and Jay Mattox kicked a 24-yard field goal with 48 seconds left to give UTEP a 24-21 victory over Rice on Friday night.
Jeff Driskel threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns, Kenneth Dixon ran for two scores, and Louisiana Tech scored 28 straight in a 42-17 victory over Rice on Friday night.
A 13-yard pass from Driphus Jackson to Zach Wright is what Rice needed in the end to get a 38-31 victory against Army on Saturday at Rice Stadium.
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Army travels to Houston to take on Rice this Saturday. The Black Knights are getting 7.5 points in Vegas. Who is Will Harris backing? Week 8 best bets (Insider)
Driphus Jackson led the game-winning 83-yard drive, and the Rice defense stopped Florida Atlantic in the final minute to clinch a 27-26 comeback win on Saturday.
Brandon Doughty threw for 409 yards and four first-half touchdowns to lead Western Kentucky to a 49-10 win over Rice on Saturday.
Seth Russell's efficient showing -- 12-for-16 passing -- was a positive sign for Baylor heading into Big 12 play next week versus rival Texas Tech.
Seth Russell matched a school record with six touchdown passes, three of his five in the first half to Corey Coleman, and No. 5 Baylor wrapped up its non-conference schedule with a 70-17 romp ove
Baylor WR reels in TD over defender
Baylor QB Seth Russell connected with WR Corey Coleman for a 35-yard touchdown to extend the Bears' lead over Rice. Coleman had 3 TDs in the first half, as Baylor leads 42-10.
Baylor with quick answers vs. Rice
Rice kicked the scoring off, but Baylor answered quickly with a pair of long touchdown passes from Seth Russell. Baylor leads 14-3 midway through the 1st quarter.
Rice vs. (5) Baylor
Since the start of last season, Baylor leads the FBS in yards per game (604.5), touchdown drives of 1 minute or less (29) and 40-yard plays (38). Since the start of last season, Baylor ran a play every 17.9 seconds in the first half, fastest in FBS. Follow live
Driphus Jackson completed 29 of 39 passes for 373 yards and three touchdowns and Dennis Parks caught eight passes for 163 yards and two TD's to help lead Rice to a 38-24 win over North Texas on S
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