Bauer, Gaines, Kutzler, McHargue and Petersen named captains
Larry Edmondson takes a look at the Owls' offense
Gaines named for second consecutive year
Senior class stakes claim to one more home game
McHargue finds Dillard for 25-yard game-winning score
Rice clinched the C-USA West title with a 17-13 win over Tulane on November 30, 2013
The Rice Owls claimed a convincing 52-14 Conference USA victory over visiting LA Tech on Nov. 16, 2013.
Rice defeated New Mexico State 45-19
Rice defeated Tulsa 30-27
Rice became bowl-eligible for the second time in as many years in the Owls' 45-7 victory over UTEP. Oct. 26, 2013
Versatile senior who saw his final season come to an end in the Tulane game with a knee injury... Four-time member of C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Led the running backs with 26 catches for 348 yards and 4 TDs... most catches by a Rice RB since Trevor Cobb had 4 in 1992...Fell 95 yards shy of becoming 22nd Owl to reach 1,500 career rushing yards... Averaged 9 yards per carry at New Mexico State (6/54)... Topped 100 yards in receiving for first time in his career, catching 5 for 102 and a touchdown vs. Houston... Added 44 yards on the ground to finish with a career-best 146 all-purpose yards... Only current Owl to top 100 years rushing and receiving in a game.
Third on the team with a career-best 591 yards rushing and 766 all-purpose yards... Also set career-highs with 14 catches and 166 receiving yards... One of four Owls to rush for 100 yards in a game, finishing with 135 on 19 carries vs. Southern Miss... Also caught his first career touchdown pass vs. USM, a 38-yard combination with Driphus Jackson... Matched his career-high with five rushing touchdowns... Caught at least on pass in eight of 10 games... Missed the Houston and UTEP games with injuries... Returned to action in the Armed Forces Bowl to lead the team with 81 yards rushing, including a memorable 48 yard run (career long) that was featured in network bowl highlight packages.
Tied for the team lead with five rushing touchdowns and second on the team with 485 yards rushing... Totaled 118 yards total offense in the Homecoming win over UTEP, rushing for 74 yards (including a career-long, 44-yard scoring run) and completed all three passing attempts for 44 yards, including a long completion of 29 yards to fellow running back Tyler Smith... Made his first career start vs. Houston, opening at quarterback in the Wild Owl formation... Established career-highs for rushing attempts (23) and yards (140) while also completing one of two passes for eight yards... Rushed for 55 yards at Marshall and also completed his second pass of the season while running from the Wild Owl formation... Scored a pair of touchdowns vs. Memphis and added a career-long, 51-yard reception... Rushed for 51 yards, including a season-best 27 yard carrry and added a 12-yard reception at Baylor...Contributed in a variety of ways in the Owls' 24-22 win over Purdue... Scored on a two-yard run, threw his first career pass for a gain of 12 and caught a 30-yard pass from Taylor McHargue... Posted career-bests with seven carries for 43 yards in the opener at Texas.
Made the successful transition to running back with a strong spring... Scored on a career-long, 36-yard run at Tulane and also returned a kickoff for a career best 22 yards to set up the Owls final drive... Made his first career start at UCF as the Owls opened in a two-back set... Rushed for 14 yards and a touchdown against Houston... Caught his first two passes at UTEP for 29 yards (a long of 17) and also returned a short kickoff 15 yards... Scored a 10-yard touchdown on his first college carry, vs. Northwestern... Made his debut on special teams against Texas in the opener... Saw action as a reserve against North Texas.
Quarterbacked Heritage Hall to an Oklahoma 2A state title as a senior for Coach Andy Bogert while earning All-State honors ... Ran for 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns, threw for 1,224 yards and 16 touchdowns ... Had 98 tackles and five interceptions on defense ... Named Little All-City Player of the Year and VYPE Magazine's Oklahoma City Player of the Year... High school teammate was Barry Sanders, Jr... Earned High School All-American honors in swimming... Finished second in the Oklahoma 5A state meet in the 100 meters (50.18), third in the 50 meters (22.23) and anchored Heritage Hall's state champion 200 freestyle relay... Also played soccer and was the team MVP as a junior.
Turner Christian Petersen ... born April 21, 1990 in Patuxent River, Md. .... son of Nels and Nancy Petersen, Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Grandfather, the late Vice Admiral Forrest Petersen, was a test pilot for the X-15 program and later was the Commanding Officer of the USS Enterprise... one sister ... Sport Management major ... Duncan College.
Dillard Named to a Pair of Watch Lists
07/17/2016 - Senior running back Darik Dillard was named to the Wuerffel Trophy Watch List while also being named as a nominee for the 25th annual Allstate AFCA...
Rice Earns C-USA Institutional Excellence Award
07/12/2016 - For the ninth time in the past 11 years, Rice University student-athletes earned the Conference USA Institutional Excellence Award in 2015-16 by...
Fall Football Reception Set for Aug. 24
07/11/2016 - The 2016 Rice Fall Football Reception has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Houston's St. Arnold Brewery (2000 Lyons Ave.) from 7-9 p.m.
Cella Named to Mackey Award Watch List
07/06/2016 - Rice tight end Connor Cella is one of 45 tight ends who have been named to the 2016 John Mackey Award preseason watch list, which was released on...
New Video Board Dramatically Upgrades Rice...
06/27/2016 - Rice Owls football fans will soon enjoy a dramatically enhanced experience during games at Rice Stadium when the installation of a new scoreboard...
Lyons Leads Six Owls on Athlon's Preseason C-US...
06/17/2016 - Senior linebacker Alex Lyons leads a group of six Rice players who have been named by Athlon Sports to its preseason All-Conference USA team, which...
beIN to Broadcast UTSA Game
06/08/2016 - The Rice Owls will make their debut on beIN Network at 6 p.m. on October 12 when they host the UTSA Roadrunners at Rice Stadium. The broadcast was ...
Al Conover Passes Away
06/07/2016 - Former Rice head football coach Al Conover, whose four-year stint with the Owls was highlighted by notable wins and many colorful moments, has...
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