Southern Miss 44, Rice 28
Finalists named on November 1st
North Texas 42 Rice 35
Baylor 38, Rice 10
Coach Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.
No matter the outcome on Saturday, the Owls annually return to Rice Stadium on a Sunday afternoon to host their annual Challenger Football game... 2016 was no exception.
Rice dropped a 14-13 decision to UTSA on October 15.
Rice faced North Texas at Rice Stadium on September 24
Rice opened the 2016 home schedule by dropping a 38-10 decision to Baylor.
Shots from Training Camp 2016
Named Preseason All-Conference USA by Athlon Sports and on the preseason Wuerffel Trophy Watch List and is a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.... Three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2014, 2015 & 2016).
Led Owls with 698 rushing yards and is the active Owls with 1,746 career yards which stands 13th on the Rice career list... Dickie Maegle is 12th (1,773), Spencer George is 11th (1,790) and Kosse Johnson 10th (1,917)... Three-yard TD vs. UTSA allowed he and brother Jarett to eclipse Jacquizz and James Rodgers of Oregon State for the most combined career touchdowns (82)... Jarett holds the NCAA career mark with 60 touchdown receptions... Sparked the Owls' 4th quarter comeback at FAU, rushing for 50 of his 104 yards and adding 39 yards... Finished with 106 on the ground and 44 through the air, his second career 100-yard day and becoming fourth Owls RB to top 100 last year... Scored winning TD on a 14-yard pass from Driphus Jackson with 2:07 left... Nine of his 22 career TDs have come in the 4th quarter, 3 of them gave Rice the lead in the final 2 minutes and a fourth tied the game.
Led the Owls in scoring with 72 points on 12 touchdowns (11 on the ground, 1 receiving). .. Joined his brother Jarett in leading the Owls in scoring... Jarett did it three consecutive years on his way to a school record 360 points (thanks to an NCAA record 60 TD receptions)... Has 16 career scores and the combined 76 TDs by the Dillard brothers moved them to within five of the best mark in NCAA history by Jacquizz and James Rodgers of Oregon State (81)... Also led the team with an average of 4.9 yards per carry... Topped 100 yards for the first time in his career, rushing for 141 yards on 23 carries vs. Hawai’i. Scored a career-best three touchdowns on the ground vs. ODU. Tied for the team lead with a career-best three receptions vs. Notre Dame (30 yards).
Member of 2013 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...Fourth on team with 396 yards on the ground, and tied for third with three rushing touchdowns... Ran for 52 yards and a score in the C-USA title game... San Antonio native scored Rice's first touchdown in that city in Rice's 27-21 win... Delivered his second-straight winning touchdown with a 25-yard TD reception in overtime at Tulsa (first career catch)... Scored his first career touchdown to win the game vs. FAU... Ran for 41 yards on nine carries in his college debut at Texas A&M.
McArthur High School
Offensive MVP for coach Ben Cook at McArthur HS... Younger brother of former Owls All-America wide receiver Jarett Dillard...Earned second team All-State honors and first team All-San Antonio honors as a junior and second team All-San Antonio as a senior... Led McArthur to the 5-A DII state quarterfinals as a junior... Rushed for 4,100 yards and added another 900 yards receiving in his career... Played basketball and led McArthur to the regional finals as a junior... Academic All State as a senior... Wendy's High School Heisman regional finalist... Ranked third in a class of 557... Served as treasurer for both the National Honor Society and his senior class... Participated in Peer Assistant Leadership Program (PALS) and set a world record for high fives by slapping 2,215 hands in 20 minutes as part of an anti-bullying campaign sponsored by the McArthur PALS chapter... Tutored English to elementary students and to others through the English Second Language program... First place winner in the Teachers' Choice Night Gallery Art Show... First place in TSA State Architecture competition... Junior Financial Chairman of the National Society of Black Engineers.
Full Name: Darik David Dillard... Born: Nov. 11, 1993 at San Antonio... Parents: Porter and Robin Dillard (one brother, one sister)... Brother, Jarett, is a member of the Arizona Cardinals and was a two-time, All-America wide receiver for the Owls who holds the NCAA career record for touchdown receptions (60) and most consecutive games with a touchdown reception in a season (13)... Sister, Tai, played basketball at Texas from 1999-2003 and for three seasons in the WNBA... She is now an assistant basketball coach at Houston... Rice College: Jones... Rice major: Mechanical Engineering.
Big Plays Doom Owls
10/02/2016 - Sam Stewart rushed for a career-high 132 yards and scored three touchdowns, but Rice could not hold off the big play proficiency of Southern Miss...
Dillard Named Campbell Trophy Semifinalist
09/28/2016 - Rice senior running back Darik Dillard is one of 156 college football players to be named a semifinalist for the 2016 William V. Campbell Trophy...
David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes
09/26/2016 - Coach Baillif held his weekly press conference to begin Southern Miss week.
Owls Rally Falls Short in Second Overtime
09/24/2016 - Tyler Stehling threw for 232 yards and added 92 on the ground, but the Rice Owls saw their hopes for a comeback win thwarted on a fourth down stop ...
PHOTO GALLERY: Brian Patterson Sports...
09/23/2016 - Rice officially dedicated the Brian Patterson Sports Performance Center on September 23rd.
CUSA TV Makes Rice Stadium Debut on Saturday
09/23/2016 - Live video coverage of Rice Football will enter a new phase on Saturday when the Owls game against North Texas is streamed live on CUSA TV by...
David Bailiff Press Conference Quotes
09/19/2016 - Rice head coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference prior to the North Texas game.
Second Half Surge Stems Owls
09/17/2016 - Rice Stadium opened a new era with a familiar old foe as 19th ranked Baylor withstood a strong challenge from the Owls in the first half to...
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