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Rice Homecoming Game Timeline

While it began playing football in 1912, the tradition of Homecoming did not make its first appearance at Rice until 1919 when the Owls trounced Arkansas 40-7 to cap the first eight win season in school history (8-1). The first 10 Homecoming games were held on Thanksgiving Day and after not having a designated game in 1930, the football game has been the centerpiece of the annual alumni gathering each succeeding fall. The Owls have posted a 46-47-3 record in Homecoming games, including wins in 10 of the last 11 games.

  • Oct. 22, 2016

    vs. Prairie View, W 65-44

    Stehling's Career Day Leads Owls to Homecoming Haul

    Tyler Stehling threw for five touchdowns and caught a sixth while becoming the fourth quarterback in school history to throw for more than 400 yards in a game to lead Rice to a 65-44 Homecoming win over Prairie View A&M

  • Nov. 14, 2015

    vs. Southern Miss, L 65-10

    Southern Miss Crashes Homecoming

    Nick Mullens threw for 386 yards and five touchdowns, four of them in a 35-point explosion in the second quarter to lead streaking Southern Miss to a 65-10 win at Rice Stadium on Saturday.

    The win was the Golden Eagles first in three tries at Rice Stadium and snapped the Owls 10-year Homecoming winning streak as well as the Owls' 15-game home winning streak in the month of November.

  • Nov. 8, 2014

    vs. UTSA, W 17-7

    Owls Extend Homecoming Mastery with 17-7 Win over UTSA

    On a day reserved for honoring past accomplishments, the current members of the Rice football team added another chapter to their own recent history, downing UTSA 17-7 to win their sixth straight this season and their 10th consecutive homecoming game, while posting the most successful three-year run in school history and reach bowl eligibility for the third consecutive year.

    "I'm proud of these kids, we didn't play our best game as a football team," Rice head coach David Bailiff said. "We figured out a way to win. These seniors have been a resilient bunch and they figure out ways to win. When you win games like this it's because of your seniors. They know we wanted to get to six today and become bowl eligible. But we want to win some more football games."

  • Nov. 16, 2013

    vs. Louisiana Tech, W 52-14

    Ross and Owls Honor Coach with Homecoming Win

    Charles Ross ran for five scores to tie the Conference USA record, and became the seventh Owl to rush for 1,000 yards in a season with a career-best 215 to lead the Rice Owls to an emotional 52-14 Homecoming victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night at Rice Stadium.

    "That was a lot of fun," head coach David Bailiff said. "From the electricity and the great atmosphere of homecoming, the first kick, the way the offense decided to take the ball tonight and how they took the ball down the field to score I thought set the tone for the football game. We overcame a bad snap, we overcame some penalties, overcame a turnover and still got points. It was just that kind of night. It was a kind of night that we did a lot of right."

  • Oct. 13, 2012

    vs. UTSA, W 34-14

    Linemen Lead the Way to Homecoming Win

    On a day awash in tradition and commemoration, the Rice Owls extended their Homecoming winning streak and regained their footing after a frustrating three-week run, using a dominating performance along the line of scrimamge to down the UTSA Roadrunners 34-14 on Saturday afternoon at Rice Stadium.

    "How nice was that?" Rice head coach David Bailiff asked. "All we had going on this weekend was a football game, a 100-year birthday party, Tommy Kramer coming in with the College Football Hall of Fame, and Homecoming. If you could pick one you definitely wanted to win, it would be that one."

  • Nov. 5, 2011

    vs. UTEP, W 41-37

    Fanuzzi Fires Owls to Past UTEP

    Nick Fanuzzi threw for a career-high 405 yards to lead the Rice Owls to one of their greatest offensive outputs in school history en route to a 41-37 Homecoming win over UTEP at Rice Stadium on Saturday.

    All week long, the Rice Owls impressed head coach David Bailiff with a spirited week of practice on the heels of their loss to Houston and on Saturday both coach and team savored the results of that work as the Owls extended their Homecoming winning streak to seven years and their November Rice Stadium winning streak to eight games.

  • Oct. 16, 2010

    vs. Housto, W 34-31

    Rice Defeats Houston, 34-31

    History repeated itself once again as the Rice Owls bounced back from a stinging defeat at the hands of Houston in 2009 to put together an inspired effort to defeat Houston 34-31 and reclaim the Bayou Bucket in front of a Homecoming crowd of 26,342 on Saturday.

    In three previous instances when Houston had topped 60 points to defeat the Owls in their crosstown showdown, Rice had come back to win in two of the next three meetings (and lost by two in the third). After absorbing a 73-14 drubbing at the hands of the Cougars last November, this edition of Owls were of a mindset continue that trend.

  • Nov. 14, 2009

    vs. Tulane, W 28-20

    Rice Tops Tulane, 28-20

    Fate, so maddeningly cruel to Rice for the umpteenth time just one weekend ago at SMU, decided on Saturday to smile on the Owls. Finally

    Victimized by three miscues in the kicking game against SMU, the Owls benefitted from a muffed PAT by Tulane and turned their fourth fourth-down conversion into a game-clinching score, defeating the Green Wave 28-20 at Historic Rice Stadium to record their first win of the season.

  • Nov. 8, 2008

    vs. Army, W 38-31

    Clement Leads Rice To 38-31 Win Over Army

    Chase Clement etched his name in yet another record book as the Rice Owls clinched a berth in their second bowl game in three years, downing Army 38-31 at Rice Stadium on Saturday.

    Clement threw for three touchdowns to break Kevin Kolb's C-USA record for career touchdown passes and added a fourth on the ground to tie Paul Smith's conference record for total touchdowns. He threw for 384 yards and rushed for 87 more to become the first player in Rice history to top 10,000 yards in total offense. He topped 300 yards passing for the fourth time in the last five games.

  • Nov. 3, 2007

    vs. UTEP, W 56-48

    Four Touchdowns in the Fourth Quarter Put Rice over UTEP, 56-48

    On a day when the Rice Owls honored a team who produced one of the great wins in school history, the 2007 Owls produced more that a few memories of their own, as Chase Clement shattered the school record with 498 yards of total offense and eight touchdowns, leading the Owls to a remarkable 56-48 Homecoming win over UTEP.

    Rice survived seven turnovers and a pair of successful sky kicks by UTEP to take their first win at home in 2007 and run their C-USA mark to 2-3. Three times in the comeback, they had to convert fourth-down plays to keep drive and their hopes of victory alive.

  • Nov. 18, 2006

    vs. East Carolina, W 18-17

    Rice Bowl Hopes Alive and Kicking

    Clark Fangmeier drilled a 40-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to lift the Rice Owls to a dramatic 18-17 Homecoming victory over East Carolina and keep their hopes for the school's first bowl bid since 1961 alive.

    The Owls trailed 17-9 with just over five minutes left in the game and starting quarterback Chase Clement in the locker room with an injury. Just as they had when Clement missed three games early in the year, Joel Armstrong and John Shepherd stepped into the fray, and they both converted crucial fourth down plays and combined to lead the Owls on a pair of drives that resulted in nine points in the final 2:37.

  • Nov. 12, 2005

    vs. Tulane, W 42-34

    Rice Ends Losing Streak Against Tulane, 42-34

    John Wall rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns as Rice rolled up 392 yards on the ground, ending the nation's longest losing streak at 14 games with a 42-34 victory against Tulane on Saturday.

    Wall and backfield mate Quinton Smith each had 20 carries, with Smith pitching in another 143 yards and a touchdown. Wall scored from 25 and 75 yards before a 1-yard plunge, and Smith's 58-yard run provided the last of eight lead changes, putting Rice ahead 35-31 midway through the third quarter.

  • Nov. 6, 2004

    vs. Fresno State, L 52-21

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  • Nov. 8, 2003

    vs. Tulsa, L 31-28

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  • Nov. 16, 2002

    vs. Hawai'i, L 33-28

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  • Nov. 10, 2001

    vs. Tulsa, W 59-32

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  • Nov. 4, 2000

    vs. SMU, W 43-14

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  • Nov. 13, 1999

    vs. UTEP, L 30-29

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  • Nov. 14, 1998

    vs. UNLV, W 38-16

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  • Nov. 8, 1997

    vs. TCU, W 38-19

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  • Nov. 2, 1996

    vs. Utah, W 51-10

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  • Dec. 2, 1995

    vs. Houston, L 18-17

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  • Nov. 5, 1994

    vs. SMU, W 17-10

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  • Oct. 23, 1993

    vs. Texas A&M, L 38-10

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  • Nov. 7, 1992

    vs. Texas Tech, W 34-3

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  • Nov. 2, 1991

    vs. Texas A&M, L 38-21

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  • Nov. 10, 1990

    vs. SMU, W 30-28

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  • Oct. 28, 1989

    vs. Texas A&M, L 45-7

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  • Nov. 12, 1988

    vs. Baylor, L 20-10

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  • Oct. 24, 1987

    vs. Texas A&M, L 34-21

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  • Nov. 13, 1986

    vs. Baylor, L 23-17

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  • Nov. 2, 1985

    vs. Arkansas, L 30-15

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  • Nov. 10, 1984

    vs. SMU, L 31-10

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  • Oct. 22, 1983

    vs. Texas A&M, L 29-10

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  • Oct. 16, 1982

    vs. Texas Tech, L 23-21

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  • Oct. 24, 1981

    vs. Texas A&M, L 51-26

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  • Nov. 8, 1980

    vs. SMU, L 34-14

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  • Nov. 3, 1979

    vs. Arkanssa, L 34-7

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  • Nov. 11, 1978

    vs. SMU, L 58-0

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  • Oct. 29, 1977

    vs. Arkansas, L 30-7

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  • Nov. 6, 1976

    vs. SMU, W 41-34

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  • Oct. 18, 1975

    vs. SMU, W 28-17

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  • Oct. 26, 1974

    vs. Texas, L 27-6

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  • Oct. 20, 1973

    vs. SMU, L 27-16

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  • Oct. 28, 1972

    vs. Texas, L 45-9

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  • Oct. 16, 1971

    vs. SMU, L 16-10

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  • Oct. 3, 1970

    vs. California, W 28-0

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  • Nov. 15, 1969

    vs. Texas A&M, W 7-6

  • Nov. 2, 1968

    vs. Texas Tech, L 38-15

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  • Nov. 11, 1967

    vs. Arkansas, L 23-9

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  • Nov. 12, 1966

    vs. Texas A&M, L 7-6

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  • Nov. 13, 1965

    vs. Texas A&M, L 14-13

  • Nov. 14, 1964

    vs. Texas A&M, W 19-8

  • Nov. 9, 1963

    vs. Arkansas, W 7-0

  • Oct. 13, 1962

    vs. Oregon, L 31-12

  • Nov. 11, 1961

    vs. Arkansas, L 10-0

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  • Nov. 12, 1960

    vs. Texas A&M, W 21-14

  • Nov. 14, 1959

    vs. Texas A&M, W 7-2

  • Nov. 8, 1958

    vs. Army, L 14-7

  • Nov. 9, 1957

    vs. Arkansas, W 13-7

  • Oct. 27, 1956

    vs. Texas, W 28-7

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  • Nov. 5, 1955

    vs. Arkansas, L 10-0

  • Oct. 30, 1954

    vs. Vanderbilt, W 34-13

  • Nov. 14, 1953

    vs. Texas A&M, W 34-7

  • Nov. 1, 1952

    vs. Wisconsin, L 21-7

  • Nov. 17, 1951

    vs. Texas A&M, W 6-0

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  • Oct. 28, 1950

    vs. Texas, L 35-7

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  • Nov. 5, 1949

    vs. Arkansas, W 14-0

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  • Nov. 20, 1948

    vs. TCU, W 21-7

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  • Nov. 8, 1947

    vs. Arkansas, W 26-7

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  • Nov. 2, 1946

    vs. Texas Tech, W 41-6

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  • Nov. 10, 1945

    vs. Arkansas, W 26-7

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  • Nov. 18, 1944

    vs. Texas A&M, L 19-7

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  • Nov. 13, 1943

    vs. Texas A&M, L 20-0

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  • Nov. 21, 1942

    vs. TCU, W 21-0

  • Nov. 8, 1941

    vs. Arkansas, W 21-12

  • Nov. 23, 1940

    vs. TCU, W 14-6

  • Nov. 28, 1939

    vs. Texas A&M, L 19-0

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  • Oct. 22, 1938

    vs. Texas, W 13-7

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  • Nov. 13, 1937

    vs. Texas A&M, T 6-6

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  • Nov. 21, 1936

    vs. TCU, L 13-0

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  • Nov. 16, 1935

    vs. Texas A&M, W 17-10

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  • Nov. 10, 1934

    vs. Arkansas, W 7-0

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  • Dec. 2, 1933

    vs. Baylor, L 7-6

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  • Nov. 26, 1932

    vs. Baylor, W 12-0

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  • Nov. 28, 1931

    vs. Baylor, W 20-0

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  • 1930

    *There was an alumni reunion but no football game

  • Nov. 30, 1929

    vs. Baylor, L 19-0

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  • Nov. 29, 1928

    vs. Baylor, L 25-14

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  • Nov. 24, 1927

    vs. Baylor, W 19-12

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  • Nov. 25, 1926

    vs. Baylor, L 9-7

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  • Nov. 26, 1925

    vs. Baylor, T 7-7

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  • Nov. 27, 1924

    vs. Baylor, L 17-9

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  • Nov. 29, 1923

    vs. TCU, L 6-0

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  • Nov. 30, 1922
  • Nov. 24, 1921

    vs. Oklahoma, L 27-0

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  • Nov. 25, 1920

    vs. Arkansas, T 0-0

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  • Nov. 27, 1919

    vs. Arkansas, W 40-7

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