Rice–SMU football rivalry

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Rice–SMU football rivalry
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Originated 1916
Most recent 2012
Meetings 90
All-Time Series SMU leads, 48–41–1
Rice–SMU football rivalry is located in Texas
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The Rice–SMU football rivalry was an American college football rivalry between the Rice University Owls and Southern Methodist University Mustangs. The game was first played in 1916, and since 1998 the winner was awarded the Mayor's Cup. SMU leads the series 48–41–1.

History[edit]

The football squads of Rice University and Southern Methodist University, two of the smallest schools in NCAA Division I FBS first played in 1916, with Rice winning 146-3. In 1918 both schools joined the Southwest Conference, and from 1926 they played every year except for 1987 and 1988, after the NCAA game SMU's football program the "death penalty" following a cheating scandal. They played in the same conference until 2012, beginning with the Southwest (1918–1995), then the Western Athletic Conference (1996–2005) and Conference USA (2005–2012). In that time they had met 90 times, with SMU leading 48–41–1.[1]

Mayor's Cup[edit]

In 1998 a traveling trophy, the "Mayor's Cup", was introduced to the series, and has been awarded to the winner each year. The Owls currently hold the trophy after the 2012 game and lead the trophy series 9–6. However, the future of the trophy is unclear, as SMU will leave Conference USA for the American Athletic Conference for the 2013 season, and no future games are scheduled.[2]

Game results[edit]

Pre-Trophy Games.[1]
Date Year Location Winner Score

November 17 1916 Rice Field Rice 146-3
November 30 1918 Rice Field Rice 13-0
November 8 1919 Rice Field Rice 21-14
November 6 1920 Armstrong Field Rice 10-0
November 5 1921 Armstrong Field Rice 7-0
November 6 1926 Ownby Stadium SMU 20-0
October 14 1927 Rice Field SMU 34-6
October 20 1928 Ownby Stadium SMU 53-13
November 23 1929 Ownby Stadium SMU 34-0
November 22 1930 Rice Field SMU 32-0
October 17 1931 Rice Field SMU 21-12
October 8 1932 Ownby Stadium Rice 13-0
October 14 1933 Rice Field SMU 13-7
October 13 1934 Rice Field Rice 9-0
October 19 1935 Ownby Stadium SMU 10-0
December 5 1936 Rice Field SMU 9-0
December 4 1937 Ownby Stadium Rice 15-7
December 3 1938 Rice Field Rice 25-14
December 9 1939 Ownby Stadium SMU 13-6
December 7 1940 Rice Field SMU 7-6
December 6 1941 Ownby Stadium Rice 6-0
December 5 1942 Rice Field Rice 13-7
October 16 1943 Ownby Stadium SMU 12-0
October 21 1944 Rice Field Rice 21-10
October 20 1945 Ownby Stadium SMU 21-18
October 19 1946 Rice Field Rice 21-7
October 18 1947 Ownby Stadium SMU 14-0
October 16 1948 Rice Field SMU 33-7
October 15 1949 Cotton Bowl Rice 41-27
October 21 1950 Rice Stadium SMU 42-21
October 20 1951 Cotton Bowl Rice 28-7
October 18 1952 Rice Stadium SMU 21-14
October 17 1953 Cotton Bowl SMU 12-7
October 16 1954 Rice Stadium SMU 20-6
October 15 1955 Cotton Bowl SMU 20-0
October 20 1956 Rice Stadium SMU 14-13
October 19 1957 Cotton Bowl Rice 27-21
October 18 1958 Cotton Bowl Rice 13-7
October 17 1959 Rice Stadium Tie 13-13
October 15 1960 Cotton Bowl Rice 47-0
October 21 1961 Rice Stadium Rice 10-0
October 20 1962 Cotton Bowl SMU 15-7
October 19 1963 Rice Stadium Rice 13-7
October 17 1964 Cotton Bowl Rice 7-6
October 16 1965 Rice Stadium SMU 17-14
October 15 1966 Cotton Bowl SMU 28-24
October 21 1967 Rice Stadium Rice 14-10
October 19 1968 Cotton Bowl SMU 32-24
October 18 1969 Rice Stadium SMU 34-14
October 17 1970 Cotton Bowl SMU 10-0
October 16 1971 Rice Stadium SMU 16-0
October 21 1972 Cotton Bowl SMU 29-14
October 20 1973 Rice Stadium SMU 27-16
October 19 1974 Cotton Bowl SMU 19-14
October 18 1975 Rice Stadium Rice 28-17
November 6 1976 Rice Stadium Rice 41-34
November 5 1977 Cotton Bowl SMU 41-24
November 11 1978 Rice Stadium SMU 58-0
September 8 1979 Texas Stadium SMU 35-17
November 8 1980 Rice Stadium SMU 34-14
November 7 1981 Texas Stadium SMU 33-12
November 6 1982 Rice Stadium SMU 41-14
November 5 1983 Texas Stadium SMU 20-6
November 10 1984 Rice Stadium SMU 31-17
November 9 1985 Texas Stadium SMU 40-15
September 13 1986 Rice Stadium SMU 45-3
September 2 1989 Ownby Stadium Rice 35-6
November 10 1990 Rice Stadium Rice 30-28
November 9 1991 Ownby Stadium Rice 31-10
October 10 1992 Rice Stadium Rice 28-13
November 6 1993 Ownby Stadium Rice 31-24
November 5 1994 Rice Stadium Rice 17-10
October 28 1995 Cotton Bowl Rice 34-24
October 19 1996 Rice Stadium Rice 35-17
November 1 1997 Cotton Bowl SMU 24-6
Battle for the Mayor's Cup
September 9 1998 Rice Stadium Rice 23-17(OT)
October 30 1999 Cotton Bowl SMU 27-2
November 4 2000 Rice Stadium Rice 43-14
November 24 2001 Gerald J. Ford Stadium SMU 37-20
October 26 2002 Rice Stadium Rice 27-15
November 15 2003 Gerald J. Ford Stadium Rice 41-20
October 9 2004 Rice Stadium Rice 44-10
November 5 2005 Gerald J. Ford Stadium SMU 27-7
November 25 2006 Rice Stadium Rice 31-27
November 10 2007 Gerald J. Ford Stadium Rice 43-42
August 29 2008 Rice Stadium Rice 56-27
November 7 2009 Gerald J. Ford Stadium SMU 31-28
October 2 2010 Rice Stadium SMU 42-31
November 26 2011 Gerald J. Ford Stadium SMU 27-24
November 17 2012 Rice Stadium Rice 36-14

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Rice vs Southern Methodist (TX)". http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/. College Football Data Warehouse. 2012. Retrieved December 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ Joseph Duarte (November 17, 2012). "Rice beats SMU, must wait on Mayor’s Cup". chron.com. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 14, 2012.