2006 Rice Owls football team

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2006 Rice Owls football
Rice University Athletic Mark.svg
New Orleans Bowl, L 17–41 vs. Troy
Conference Conference USA West
2006 record 7–6 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coach Todd Graham
Home stadium Rice Stadium
(Capacity: 47,000)
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Southern Miss x   6 2         9 5  
East Carolina   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
UCF   3 5         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West
Houston x   7 1         10 4  
Rice   6 2         7 6  
Tulsa   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         6 6  
UTEP   3 5         5 7  
Tulane   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Houston 34, Southern Miss 20
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Rice Owls football team represented Rice University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Owls, led by head coach Todd Graham, who left the school in January to coach Tulsa, and played their home games at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 8:00 PM Houston Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Bayou Bucket Classic) CSTV L 30–31   23,352
September 9 9:00 PM at UCLA* Rose BowlPasadena, CA FSN L 16–26   46,023
September 16 5:00 PM #8 Texas* Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX ESPN2 L 7–52   40,069
September 23 2:30 PM at #18 Florida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPNU L 7–55   78,154
September 30 2:30 PM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ESPNU W 48–14   31,597
October 7 1:00 PM at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA L 24–38   15,064
October 14 6:30 PM UAB Rice Stadium • Houston, TX CSTV W 34–33   10,153
October 21 3:00 PM at UCF Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 40–29   30,307
November 4 8:00 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX W 37–31   42,685
November 11 2:00 PM at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK W 41–38 2OT  18,632
November 18 2:00 PM East Carolina Rice Stadium • Houston, TX W 18–17   12,669
November 25 2:00 PM SMU Rice Stadium • Houston, TX (Battle for the Mayor's Cup) W 31–27   12,867
December 22 7:00 PM vs. Troy* Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (New Orleans Bowl) ESPN2 L 17–41   24,791
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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