Tuesday, October 18, 2016
HOUSTON, Texas -- The Owls (0-6, 0-4 Conference USA) remained winless on the season after last Saturday’s game against Texas-San Antonio, as the Roadrunners scored a 14-13 win behind two Dalton Sturm touchdown passes in the first half. Rice is off to its worst start since losing its first nine games and finishing 2-10 in 2009.
Meanwhile, the FCS Panthers (4-2, 4-1 SWAC) were off last week, but head coach Willie Simmons and Co. beat Alabama State 24-17 at home the last time in action. Caleb Broach scored on a one-yard run in overtime to complete the rally from being down 17-7 at the break. Owen Hoolihan’s 37-yard field goal with 12 seconds left in the game tied it at 17 and forced overtime after he missed a 34-yard attempt earlier in the quarter. Senior quarterback Trey Green went 7-of-15 passing for 140 yards and rushed for 100 yards on two carries.
While Prairie View A&M is on the road for this contest, the Panthers just opened a new football stadium and field house that university officials hope will increase enrollment and elevate the identity of the historically black college.
When: Saturday, Oct. 22 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Rice Stadium, Houston, TX