by Chuck Pool (firstname.lastname@example.org) -
Rice and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns will return the football field in 2022 as part of a home and home series announced on Monday.
Rice will host Louisiana on September 10, 2022 and the Owls will travel to Lafayette for the return meeting on September 6, 2025.
The two schools first met in 1921 when Rice Institute took a 54-0 decision over Southwest Louisiana Industrial Institute in Houston. The series resumed in 1982 when the Owls fell to Southwestern Louisiana 21-14. Louisiana holds a 3-2 lead in the series, with the schools splitting four meetings in Houston and the Ragin’ Cajuns winning 41-16 in the only previous meeting between the two in Lafayette (1988). They last met in 1989 at Rice Stadium.
The Owls have one remaining slot on their 2022 schedule to fill. Rice opens the 2022 season at USC on September 3 and plays at Houston on September 24.