1951 Rice Owls football team

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1951 Rice Owls football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1951 record5–5 (3–3 SWC)
Head coachJess Neely (12th season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium
Seasons
← 1950
1952 →
1951 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 11 TCU $ 5 1 0     6 5 0
No. 9 Baylor 4 1 1     8 2 1
Texas 3 3 0     7 3 0
Rice 3 3 0     5 5 0
Texas A&M 1 3 2     5 3 2
Arkansas 2 4 0     5 5 0
SMU 1 4 1     3 6 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1951 Rice Owls football team represented Rice University during the 1951 college football season.[1] The Owls were led by 12th-year head coach Jess Neely and played their home games at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. The team competed as members of the Southwest Conference, finishing tied for third.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 29Clemson*L 14–20
October 6at LSU*L 6–7
October 13Navy*
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 21–14
October 20at No. 15 SMUW 28–7
October 27at No. 10 TexasL 6–14
November 3Pittsburgh*
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 21–13
November 10No. 20 Arkansas
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 6–0
November 17Texas A&MNo. 19
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 28–13
November 24at TCUNo. 18L 6–22
December 1No. 9 Baylor
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
L 13–34
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1951 Rice Owls Schedule and Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 2, 2018.