Rice (4-7, 3-4 C-USA) is looking to avoid a second consecutive 4-8 season with a win over SMU today that would be the Owls' first road win in the C-USA in three seasons. Rice has lost 16 of their last 17 on the road. SMU has one the last two meetings of the Mayors' Cup, a trend Rice is trying to reverse to cap a season that almost returned the Owls to bowl eligibility.
Against Marshall October 15, running back Sam McGuffie was stripped of the ball while running out the clock with a three point win. The fumble gave the Thundering Herd a 24-20 win, a chance to stay alive in the C-USA title race and eventually ended Rice's hopes of a bowl season.
Game date, time: 11:00 a.m. CT, Saturday, Nov. 26
Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, Texas
TV channel: Fox Sports Net
Spread: SMU favored by 14.5 points.
Series history: Rice leads 8-5 all-time
Radio: KCOH 1430 AM
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