BOWLING GREEN, Ky. -- Rice was outgained 649-to-288, as the Owls dropped their season and conference opener, 46-14, to Western Kentucky, Thursday night.
Tyler Stehling, making his first career start, threw for 183 yards on 22-of-37 passing. He also rushed for a career-high 85 yards and his first career touchdown.
On their first possession, the Owls were held to a three-and-out. But, on the punt, the snap went over punter Jack Fox's head and out the back of the end zone for a safety. The Hilltoppers then scored a pair of touchdowns to take a 16-0 lead late in the first quarter.
Rice finally got on the board in the second quarter on a Jowan Davis two-yard rushing touchdown, the 11th of his career. But, WKU scored 20 straight points to put the game out of reach.
Parker Smith led the Owls receiving, catching three pass for a career-high 60 yards.<
Rice and Stanford Set for Opener Down Under
01/30/2017 - The Rice Owls will open their 2017 season facing the same opponent they met in the 2016 finale --but in a far more exotic locale--as Rice and...
C-USA Announces 2017 Football Schedules
01/26/2017 - Rice will open its 13th season of Conference USA football on the road in El Paso on September 9, kicking off an eight-game slate that will feature ...
Rice Scholar Athletes Honored
02/26/2017 - Rice Athletics and the R Association honored some of its best and brightest on Sunday evening as the 2017 Rice Scholar Athletes and Honor Athletes ...
Beschorner to Guide Owls QBs
01/25/2017 - Rice head football coach David Bailiff announced on Wednesday that he has hired former Division II All-America quarterback Wesley Beschorner as the...
Bailiff Announces New Defensive Staff Members
01/18/2017 - Brian Stewart, who has coordinated defenses at both the NFL and FBS levels, and Scott Vestal, who has coached defensive backs in both the Big 12...
McGuffie Wins First World Cup Gold
12/16/2016 - Former Rice standout Sam McGuffie opened his second season with the US Bobsled team in impressive fashion, teaming with three-time Olympic medalist...
Ellerbee, Martin and McGaskey Honored by Phil...
12/14/2016 - Linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee, center Trey Martin and strong safety Tabari McGaskey have named by Phil Steele to his 2016 All-Conference USA squad. ...
Ellerbee Named to C-USA All-Conference Team
12/06/2016 - Rice junior linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee leads a group of six Owls who were honored by Conference USA coaches in their annual voting to selected C-...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store