Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE
The Rice Owls take on the Tulane Green Wave in the Superdome on Saturday afternoon, as both teams look to keep their bowl hopes alive.
After starting off the season with a 1-5 record, the Rice Owls have won two of their last three, giving them a 3-6 record heading into Saturday's game at the Tulane Green Wave. Tulane, also winners of two of its last three games, is looking to upset Rice on homecoming.
Tulane (2-6, 2-2 C-USA) is sits at No. 4 in Conference USA's West division, while Rice (3-6, 1-4) is in fifth place.
Even with the poor record, Rice has a chance to become bowl eligible if the Owls win their remaining games in November. The momentum may be on their side, as they have won their last two games by a combined score of 78-31. Rice nearly upset Conference USA leader Tulsa, losing by a score of 28-24.
The two teams have met 34 total times, and Rice leads the series with an 18-15-1 record, having won the last two meetings. Rice, averaging 29.2 points per game, compared to Tulane's 18.4, is favored by four points on the road.
Time: Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, 2:30 p.m. CT
Location: New Orleans, Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Radio Schedule: Rice: Yahoo Sports Radio 1560; Tulane: WIST-AM 690