2014 Rice Owls football team

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2014 Rice Owls football
Rice University Athletic Mark.svg
Conference Conference USA
West Division
2014 record 7–4 (5–2 C-USA)
Head coach David Bailiff (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Larry Edmondson and Billy Lynch
Defensive coordinator Chris Thurmond
Home stadium Rice Stadium
(Capacity: 47,000)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
#19 Marshall xy   7 0         11 0  
Middle Tennessee   5 2         6 5  
UAB   3 4         5 6  
WKU   3 4         6 5  
Old Dominion*   3 4         5 6  
FIU   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 5         3 8  
West Division
Louisiana Tech x   6 1         7 4  
Rice   5 2         7 4  
UTEP   4 3         6 5  
North Texas   2 5         4 7  
UTSA   2 5         3 8  
Southern Miss   1 6         3 8  
Championship: TBD vs. Marshall
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Ineligible for conference championship because of transition to FBS. If bowl eligible, conditional on insufficient number of teams bowl-eligible.
    As of 21:36, 22 November 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Rice Owls football team represents Rice University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team is led by eighth-year head coach David Bailiff and play its home games at Rice Stadium. The team is a member of the West Division of Conference USA.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Rice
Alma Mater
David Bailiff Head coach 8 Texas State University (1981)
Darrell Patterson Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator 6 Texas Christian University (1984)
Chris Thurmond Defensive coordinator/Cornerbacks 4 University of Tulsa (1975)
Larry Edmondson Co-Offensive coordinator/Quarterbacks 6 Texas A&M University (1983)
Larry Hoefer Safeties 3 McMurry University (1972)
Billy Lynch Co-Offensive coordinator/Recruiting Coordinator/Wide receivers 4 Ball State University (2002)
David Sloan Recruiting Coordinator/Tight ends 5 University of New Mexico (1995)
Michael Slater Defensive Line 3 Southwest Texas State University (1993)
Anthony Steward Running backs 1 University of Kansas (2012)
Ronnie Vinklarek Offensive line 6 Southwest Texas (1981)
Reference:[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 2:30 PM at #17 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN NBC L 17–48   80,795
September 13 8:00 PM at #7 Texas A&M* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN2 L 10–38   103,867
September 20 11:00 AM Old Dominion Rice StadiumHouston, TX FSN L 42–45   17,558
September 27 6:00 PM at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS FCS W 41–23   24,756
October 4 6:00 PM Hawaiʻi* Rice Stadium • Houston, TX ASN W 28–14   17,465
October 11 11:00 AM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 41–21   37,011
October 25 11:00 AM North Texas Rice Stadium • Houston, TX FSN W 41–21   18,430
November 1 11:00 AM at FIU FIU StadiumMiami, FL ASN W 31–17   12,097
November 8 11:00 AM UTSAdagger Rice Stadium • Houston, TX FSN W 17–7   19,464
November 15 1:30 PM at #21 Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV FSN L 14–41   30,680
November 21 7:00 PM UTEP Rice Stadium • Houston, TX FS1 W 31–13   18,164
November 29 11:00 AM at Louisiana Tech Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA CBSSN      
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[2]

Game notes[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 3 0 7 17
#17 Fighting Irish 14 14 10 10 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 1988 Notre Dame, 54–11


Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 7 3 0 10
#7 Aggies 7 14 14 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–51–3 2013 Texas A&M, 52–31


Old Dominion[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Monarchs 14 14 7 10 45
Owls 7 7 14 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 17 7 14 41
Golden Eagles 0 10 6 7 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2012 Rice, 44–17


Hawaiʻi[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rainbow Warriors 7 0 7 0 14
Owls 0 7 7 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2004 Rice, 41-29


Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 17 14 3 41
Black Knights 7 7 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1–1 2008 Rice, 38–31


North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 14 7 0 0 21
Owls 14 0 10 17 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2013 North Texas, 28–16


FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 17 7 0 7 31
Panthers 7 10 0 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


UTSA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 0 0 7 7
Owls 7 3 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2013 Rice, 27–21


Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 7 0 7 14
#21 Thundering Herd 3 17 14 7 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2013 Rice, 41–24

Previous meeting was in the 2013 Conference USA Football Championship Game.

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 0 3 10 0 13
Owls 0 10 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–6 2013 Rice, 45–7


Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2013 Rice, 52–14


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Coaching Staff". Rice University Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 27, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Rice Owls Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 3, 2014.