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September 3, 2011 • Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, Texas • Longhorn Network • 7:00PM CDT
Rice Owls Texas Longhorns
Rice Owls logo 9
Team 1 2 3 4 Totals
Owls 3 3 3 0 9
Longhorns 3 10 7 14 34
Texas Longhorns Logo 34


The 2011 Texas vs. Rice was a regular-season off-conference game that was the first game of the season for both teams. It was also the first game broadcast by the University of Texas-centric Longhorn Network.

Teams[]

Texas Longhorns[]

In the previous season, Texas underwent a tumultuous season, going 5-7 overall and 2-6 in conference play. It was also the first losing season and non-bowl year since 1997. Games included loses against UCLA, Iowa State, Baylor, and Kansas State. Texas would finish last in the Big 12 Southern Division.

Rice Owls[]

The Rice Owls had a similar season in comparison, going 4-8 overall and 3-5 in conference play. Rice would finish fifth in the C-USA West Division, ahead of Tulane.

Previous Year[]

n the previous year, the #5-ranked Texas defeated the Rice Owls 34-17 at a neutral field at the Reliant Stadium in Houston, home of the Houston Texans.

Box Score[]

First Quarter
Team Type Time Event Rice Texas
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FG 07:35 Chris Boswell 42 Yd 3 0
Texas Longhorns Logo
FG 04:31 Justin Tucker 39 Yd 3 3
Second Quarter
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TD 14:19 Cody Johnson 1 Yd Run (Justin Tucker Kick) 3 10
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FG 06:00 Justin Tucker 23 Yd 3 13
Rice Owls logo
FG 00:56 Chris Boswell 49 Yd 6 13
Third Quarter
Rice Owls logo
FG 09:07 Chris Boswell 26 Yd 9 13
Texas Longhorns Logo
TD 05:32 Jaxon Shipley 36 Yd Pass From John Harris (Justin Tucker Kick) 9 20
Fourth Quarter
Texas Longhorns Logo
TD 13:06 Foswhitt Whittaker 7 Yd Run (Justin Tucker Kick) 9 27
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TD 05:57 Foswhitt Whittaker 26 Yd Pass From Garrett Gilbert (Justin Tucker Kick) 9 34
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