Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Owls

Head Coach: David Bailiff

Team Mascot: Sammy the Owl

Year Opened: 1950

Capacity: 47000

City / State: Houston / Texas

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Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Bayou Bucket

Rival Team: Houston Cougars

Houston and Rice place for city supremacy as well as the Bayou Bucket when they meet on the gridiron. The rivalry dates back to 1971 when Houston entered the Southwest Conference and has remained strong to this day. The Cougars hold the lead in the all-time series 29-11, but the Owls will look to draw closer the next time these two bitter rivals meet.

Mayor's Cup

Rival Team: SMU Mustangs

The rivalry between SMU and Rice dates all the way back to 1916. Since then SMU has amounted a 48-41-1 all-time lead in the series. The stakes increased in 1998 with the addition of the Mayor’s Cup, so make sure to get your tickets when SMU comes to town.

Rice vs Texas

Rival Team: Texas Longhorns

Despite the fact, the Southwest Conference dissolved after the 1996 season Rice and Texas still play a nearly annual basis. The Longhorns have gotten the better of the Owls throughout most of this rivalry’s history, however, in 1994 Rice pulled off a major upset on national TV. There is always a chance that the Owls could pull the upset when playing the Longhorns, so make sure to make the trip to Rice when Texas is in town.

Rice vs Baylor/ Texas A&M

Rival Team: Baylor Bears, Texas A&M Aggies

When either of these two former Southwest Conference rivals are in town you’ll be in for a treat when attending the game. Rice has long-standing rivalries with both of these schools that span over 70 games a piece, so be sure to get your tickets to either of these matchups.

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Fast facts

League: NCAA Football

Team: Owls

Head Coach: David Bailiff

Team Mascot: Sammy the Owl

Year Opened: 1950

Capacity: 47000

City / State: Houston / Texas