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Rice Owls
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2019 Rice Owls
Rice Owls mascot head logo NCAA-C-USA-Rice Owls Blue Helmet-Grey facemask
First season 1912
Athletic director Joe Karlgaard
Head coach Mike Bloomgren
2nd year, 2–18 (.100)
Home stadium Rice Stadium
Year built 1950
Stadium capacity 47,000
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Houston, Texas, U.S.
Conference Conference USA
Division West
Past conferences Southwest Conference
(1915–1996)
Western Athletic Conference
(1996–2004)
All-time history
Rice Owls Historical Teams
1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
All-time record 466–589–32 (.443)
Postseason bowl record 7–5 (.583)
Conference titles 8 (1934, 1937, 1946, 1949, 1953, 1957, 1994, 2013)
Division titles 2 (2008, 2013)
Rivalries SMU Mustangs (rivalry)
Houston (rivalry)
Texas Longhorns (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
NCAA-C-USA-Rice Owls football uniforms
Colors Blue[1] and Gray[1]

             


Fight song Rice Fight
Mascot Sammy the Owl
Marching band Marching Owl Band
Outfitter Adidas
Website riceowls.com
The Rice Owls football team represents Rice University located in Houston, Texas. The Owls are a member of the NCAA FBS Conference USA and play their home games at Rice Stadium in Houston. The Owls are currently coached by Mike Bloomgren.

HistoryEdit

1954 Cotton Bowl ClassicEdit

The Owls played in the eighteenth Cotton Bowl Classic against the Crimson Tide of Alabama. The game featured one of the most famous plays in college football history[2] when Rice's Dickey Moegle (later Maegle) burst free on a sweep play, and on his way down the sideline, was tackled by Tommy Lewis, who had come off the Alabama sideline without his helmet to tackle Moegle. Referee Cliff Shaw saw Lewis come off the bench and gave the Owls the 95 yard touchdown. Rice would win the game 28–6, with the only Crimson Tide score coming from Lewis. The yardage added to Moegle's 265 yards rushing, a Cotton Bowl Classic record that would stand until Tony Temple's effort in 2008. This would be the Owls' last bowl win until the 2008 Texas Bowl, a win which also secured the Owls their first 10-win season since 1949.[3]

Kennedy Speech Edit

File:Kennedy at Rice University - GPN-2000-001618.jpg

Rice Stadium also hosted a speech by John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1962. In it, he used the Rice football team to challenge America to send a man to the moon.

But why, some say, the moon? Why choose this as our goal? And they may well ask why climb the highest mountain? Why, 35 years ago, fly the Atlantic? Why does Rice play Texas? We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.[4]

AffiliationsEdit

Logos/UniformsEdit

Image galleryEdit

SeasonsEdit

2010sEdit

Season Coach Record
2019 Mike Bloomgren
2018 Mike Bloomgren 2-11
2017 David Bailiff 1-11
2016 David Bailiff 3-9
2015 David Bailiff 5-7
2014 David Bailiff 8-5
2013 David Bailiff 10-4
2012 David Bailiff 7-6
2011 David Bailiff 4-8
2010 David Bailiff 4-8

2000sEdit

Season Coach Record
2009 David Bailiff 2-10
2008 David Bailiff 10-3
2007 David Bailiff
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
2000

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Color palette. Rice University. Retrieved on April 13, 2017.
  2. Dickey Moegle in the 1954 Cotton Bowl Classic. Article. Retrieved on December 29, 2008.
  3. Associated Press. "Rice rolls Western Michigan for first bowl win since '54", ESPN.com, 2008-12-30. Retrieved on 2008-12-31. 
  4. John F. Kennedy Moon Speech - Rice Stadium. Retrieved on 26 December 2018.

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