Head coach David Bailiff held his weekly press conference Tuesday afternoon.
Houston retained possession of the Bayou Bucket with a 38-3 win on September 16.
USATSI Gallery - Rice @ Houston
Rice dropped a 14-13 decision to UTSA on October 15.
Rice faced Southern Miss in Hattiesburg on October 1.
Rice defeated Charlotte 27-7 on Senior Day at Rice Stadium.
One of the veterans of the defensive backfield, with 17 career starts... C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll (2015, 2016 & 2017)... 2017 Carl Isgren Iron Owl Award winner for his efforts in the weightroom.
Fifth on the team with a career-high 42 tackles despite missing a pair of games... Credited with six tackles at Southern Miss in addition to forcing one fumble and recovering a second. Credited with six tackles and two pass breakups vs. Baylor... Tied for the team lead with eight tackles in the opener at WKU... Missed spring drills while recovering from surgery.
Sixth on the team with 37 tackles and tied for the lead among DBs with 2.5 TFL... Led team with a career-high nine tackles (six unassisted) at North Texas... Made his first career start vs. Wagner and was credited with three tackles and one pass breakup... Picked up his first career TFL vs. Texas.
Mansfield High School
First team All-District 7-5A as a senior, second team selection as a junior and co-district defensive sophomore of the year in 2011 for coach Jeff Hulme... One of two Tigers to sign with the Owls, joining offensive lineman Hunter Ponder... Ended his career with eight interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown... Forced four fumbles and recovered three others, returning one for a score... Standout triple jumper as well... Academic All-District honoree.
Full name: Jon-Timothy Chukwuka Ibe... Born: June 13 at Fort Worth... Parents: Ray and Franca Ibe (two brothers, three sisters)... Rice Major: Kinesiology and SportManagement...Rice College: Duncan.