Owls blast UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day
Senior Day 2016
Coach Bailiff held his first press conference of the year in advance of fall practice.
Offense combined for 499 yards.
Owls run 94 plays.
Per tradition, the members of the senior class were carried from the field after their last practice at Rice Stadium.
Rice downed UTEP 44-24 on Senior Day 2016
Rice faced Louisiana Tech on October 29
Rice faced Southern Miss in Hattiesburg on October 1.
Rice faced North Texas at Rice Stadium on September 24
Capped off a productive career ranked fifth in carries (482) and tied for eighth with 2,028 yards rushing..
Capped his career by topping 2,000 career rushing yards in the finale at Stanford... Ran for 49 yards on 10 carries and tied his career high with two touchdowns against the Cardinal... Had his most productive day of the year on Senior Day against UTEP, leading the Owls with 84 yards rushing and a touchdown, adding a reception for seven yards and also chipping in with a tackle on a fumble return to hold the Miners to a field goal on the game's first possession... Led the Owls with five career 100-yard game, all in conference action (2013 at UAB; 2014 vs. ODU at USM and vs. UTSA; 2015 at North Texas).
Teamed with Darik Dillard to give the Owls a pair of returning backs with over 1,700 rushing yards for the first time in school history... Recorded his fifth career 100-yard rushing game at North Texas, finishing with 102 yards... Each of his 100-yard efforts have come in conference action (2013 at UAB; 2014 vs. ODU, at USM and vs. UTSA, 2015 at North Texas)... Missed most of the first two games after an injury early vs. Wagner.
Preseason All C-USA 3rd team by Phil Steele... Led the Owls in rushing with 956 yards while starting 12 of 13 games... First sophomore to lead Owls in rushing since Thomas Lott in 2003... Finished with 245 carries, the fourth-highest total in school history... Topped 100 yards three times in 2014, includind a career-best 150 vs. Old Dominion...Had a career-long rush of 54 vs. UTSA on his way to his third 100-yard game of the year. .. Ranked eighth in C-USA in rushing with 75.8 yards per game... Combined with Darik Dillard to run for 1,608 yards on the ground... Carried the ball a career-high 29 times for 131 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns for the first time in his career in the win over USM.
Second on the team with 455 yards rushing, despite not joining the rotation until the fourth game of the season... Rushed for 263 yards in his last three games... Did not see action in the C-USA Championship game... Stepped in when Charles Ross was injured at UAB and rushed for 130 yards on 19 carries... Final carry was a 17-yard blast to take the ball to the one and set up Luke Turner's game-winner... Ran for 76 yards on 15 carries vs. LA Tech, part of a 415-yard night for the Owls... Scored his first career TD on a 10-yard run vs. UTEP... Led the Owls with 58 yards on 10 carries... Rushed for 39 yards in his first collegiate action vs. FAU.
Sealy High School
Power-packed running back who was a three-time All District 25-3A selection in his career for coach Jimmie Mitchell at Sealy... Rushed for over 4,000 yards in his career, including over 1,200 as a senior... Four-year letterman who saw his team's drive for a fourth consecutive district title ended by El Campo, which was led by a pair of future Owl teammates (Cole Hunt and Trey Martin)... Also ran track... Member of the Academic Excellence program.
Full name: Jowan Quinton Davis... Born: June 27, 1994 at Eagle Lake... Parents: Eric and Tanya Davis (three brothers, three sisters)... Cousin, Emmanuel Sanders, plays wide receiver for the Denver Broncos... Rice major: Undeclared (humanities division)... Rice College: Hanszen.