Bauer, Gaines, Kutzler, McHargue and Petersen named captains
Gaines named for second consecutive year
Senior class stakes claim to one more home game
Rice downs Louisiana Tech 52-14
Rice vs. Louisiana Tech 6 p.m.
A second gallery of photos from the 2013 C-USA Football Championship
Rice defeated Marshall 41-24 to win the C-USA Championship on December 7.
More photos from the 2013 AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Rice clinched the C-USA West title with a 17-13 win over Tulane on November 30, 2013
Dec. 31, 2013 Rice vs. Mississippi State
Leader of the Owls defensive line
Second-team All C-USA selection by Phil Steele and honorable mention All C-USA by league coaches... Selected to play in the first Medal of Honor Bowl... Led the team with 5.5 sacks and was second with 11 TFL... Concluded his career with a sack and 1.5 tackles for loss in the Liberty Bowl... Had 7.5 TFL in final five games, including a sack on Marshall's first snap of the game in the C-USA Championship... Picked up a season-best 2.5 TFL vs. La Tech, including consecutive snaps to open the third quarter to stall Bulldog's opening drive of 2nd half... Sat out NMSU and UTEP games after a medical procedure... Picked up TFL in his return to field vs. UNT... Cut FAU's lead to 14-12 by returning a fumble 7 yards for a touchdown... also registered his second sack for a loss of 13 yards. .. Picked up first sack of season for loss of 10 vs. Kansas... Named to Athlon's Preseason All C-USA first team and second team by Phil Steele... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's All Texas College preseason second team.
Enjoyed an outstanding return to the field after sitting out the 2011 season while recovering from surgery... Named to Dave Campbell's Texas Football's postseason All Texas College team... Honorable Mention All C-USA by league coaches... Started all 13 games and reached career highs across the board, finishing with 51 tackles, (36 unassisted), 15 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, two fumbles, two fumbles forced, one pass breakup and one interception. Ninth in the league and led the team with his 12 TFL, which also tied him for 10th on the Rice season list... Opened the year with a TFL in the first six games, includin three vs. Memphis... Matched his single-game high with three vs. SMU... Sack high was a pair vs. SMU, the first of which forced a Garrett Gilbert fumble to set up the Owl's go-ahead touchdown... Top tackle effort was a career- best nine (seven solos) at Memphis... Deflected a pass then intercepted it at Tulane.
Battled a nagging injury while playing in all 12 games and finished with a season-best 18 tackles ... credited with a career-best five tackles at Tulsa ... had four tackles against Northwestern ... credited with a pair of stops in the opener against Texas at Reliant Stadium.
Made his first career start in the final game of the season at Houston and matched his career-high with three tackles in the Bayou Bucket...Credited with a career-best three tackles vs. Navy, including his first two career tackles for loss... Made his debut at UAB and was credited with one assisted tackle... Credited with his first career solo tackle at Oklahoma State.
Pottsboro High School
Three-time, All-District 10-2A for Coach Matt Poe at Pottsboro ... a 2008 Texas Sports Writers Association Class 2A all-state team selection ... All-DFW in addition to being a three-time, All-Texoma pick ... Cardinals were 13-2 and reached the state semifinals his senior season ... Also competed in power lifting and in track.
Full Name: Cody Bauer... Born: July 25, 1990 in Katy... Parents: Annette and Cary Bauer, Pottsboro... Father played football at New Mexico... (one sister)...Recorded perfect scores for five consecutive years in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests... Rice major: Sports Management.