July 16, 2013
Rice and Texas A&M will kick off the 2013 football season with a nationally televised contest on Saturday, Aug. 31 at noon CT in College Station. The game will air on ESPN, the network announced on Tuesday.
Coming off a victory in the 2012 Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl, the Owls face a tough challenge in the season opener as the squad takes on an Aggie team that finished last season with an 11-2 record, including a 6-2 mark in the SEC and a win in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, and returns Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.
The ESPN broadcast is the first of 10 televised contests for Rice and marks the team's first regular season appearance on ESPN since the 2010 season opener against Texas. The Owls' Armed Forces Bowl victory over Air Force in December aired on the network's flagship channel as well.
The late August matchup is the 81st between the teams, and the first since 1995, when the programs met as Southwest Conference rivals. Texas A&M holds a 50-27-3 lead in the series.
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