While they were able to score 49 points against Louisiana Tech in a 56-49 loss, the Cougars struggled to score points against each Texas State and UCLA. The Owls also played Louisiana Tech and UCLA, and also struggled, losing both games; however, Rice did defeat the Kansas Jayhawks 25-24 to earn their only win of the season.
In their conference opener, Rice came up just short against Marshall, losing 54-51 in a game that required two overtime periods to decide.
Time, Location: Saturday, Sept. 29 at 2:30 p.m. CT, Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas
Spread: Houston is favored by 7.5 points
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