2012 Rice Owls football team

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2012 Rice Owls football
Rice University Athletic Mark.svg
Armed Forces Bowl Champions
Conference Conference USA
West Division
2012 record 7–6 (4–4 C-USA)
Head coach David Bailiff (6th year)
Offensive coordinator John Reagan
Defensive coordinator Chris Thurmond
Home stadium Rice Stadium
(Capacity: 47,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
UCF xy   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina x   7 1         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
Memphis   4 4         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Southern Miss   0 8         0 12  
West Division
Tulsa xy$   7 1         10 3  
SMU   5 3         7 6  
Rice   4 4         7 6  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   2 6         3 9  
Tulane   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Tulsa 33, UCF 27
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Rice Owls football team represented Rice University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by sixth year head coach David Bailiff and played their home games at Rice Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of Conference USA. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for third place in the West Division. They were invited to the Armed Forces Bowl where they defeated Air Force.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:30 PM UCLA* Rice StadiumHouston, TX CBSSN L 24–49   23,105
September 8 2:30 PM at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FSN W 25–24   44,683
September 15 6:00 PM at Louisiana Tech* Joe Aillet StadiumRuston, LA ESPN3 L 37–56   23,228
September 22 2:30 PM Marshall Rice Stadium • Houston, TX CSS L 51–54 OT  14,204
September 29 2:30 PM vs. Houston Reliant Stadium • Houston, TX (Bayou Bucket Classic) FSN L 14–35   32,718
October 6 6:00 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN FCS L 10–14   17,831
October 13 2:30 PM UTSA* Rice Stadium • Houston, TX FCS W 34–14   28,677
October 20 2:30 PM at Tulsa Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK FSN L 24–28   22,567
October 27 12:00 PM Southern Miss Rice Stadium • Houston, TX CSS/CSNH W 44–17   14,927
November 3 2:30 PM at Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA W 49–47   15,467
November 17 2:30 PM SMU Rice Stadium • Houston, TX (Battle for the Mayor's Cup) CSS/CSNH W 36–14   20,710
November 24 6:00 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX FCS W 33–24   20,384
December 29 10:45 AM vs. Air Force* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX (Armed Forces Bowl) ESPN W 33–14   40,754
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

UCLA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bruins 19 16 0 14 49
Owls 10 14 0 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 2006 UCLA, 26–16

UCLA's Johnathan Franklin rushed for 214 yards and three touchdowns in this rout. UCLA dominated both in the air with 303 yards passing compared to 184 yards for Rice, and on the ground with 343 yards rushing compared to 174 for Rice. This was despite Rice having about 8 1/2 minutes more of possession than UCLA. Franklin's performance was 2 yards short of a career high. Quarterback Brett Hundley took the first snap of the game 72 yards for a touchdown. Rice was led by quarterback Taylor McHargue, who was 17 of 28 in passing for 179 yards and one interception; and had 129 yards rushing. In addition, Rice linebacker Cameron Nwosu set a NCAA record, blocking three PATs in the first half.[1]

1st quarter scoring: UCLA – Brett Hundley 72-yard run (K. Fairbairn kick blockd); UCLA – Jerry Johnson 11-yard pass from Hundley (Fairbairn kick blockd); UCLA - Franklin 74-yard run (Fairbairn kick); RICE – Luke Willson 8-yard pass from T. McHargue (Chris Boswell kick); RICE - Boswell 53-yard field goal

2nd quarter scoring: RICE - McHargue 1-yard run (Boswell kick); UCLA – Devin Lucien 27-yard field goal; UCLA - Franklin 78-yard run (Fairbairn kick); RICE – Sam McGuffie 2-yard pass from McHargue (Boswell kick); UCLA – Damien Holmes 44-yard fumble recovery (Fairbairn kick blockd)

4th quarter scoring: UCLA – Joseph Fauria 4-yard pass from Hundley (Hundley pass failed); UCLA - Franklin 22-yard run (David Allen pass from Hundley)

@ Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 10 3 9 25
Jayhawks 10 7 7 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1961 KAN, 33–7

Last meeting was in the 1961 Bluebonnet Bowl.

@ Louisiana Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 17 6 14 37
Bulldogs 21 14 7 14 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2004 LATECH, 51–14

Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Thundering Herd 14 7 14 6 7 6 54
Owls 7 7 14 13 7 3 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2011 MARSH, 24–20

vs Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 7 14 7 35
Owls 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–27 2011 HOU, 73–34

@ Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 3 0 0 10
Tigers 0 0 14 0 14
See also: 2012 Rice Owls football team
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2011 RICE, 28–6

UTSA[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 0 3 11 0 14
Owls 6 7 14 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 14 0 3 24
Golden Hurricane 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–9–1 2011 TULSA, 38–20

Southern Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 3 7 7 0 17
Owls 7 14 17 6 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2011 USM, 48–24

@ Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 14 14 7 14 49
Green Wave 7 3 28 9 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–15–1 2011 Rice, 19–7

SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 7 0 7 0 14
Owls 6 14 3 13 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–48–1 2011 SMU, 27–24

@ UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 14 3 13 33
Miners 7 7 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–6 2011 RICE, 41–37

Air Force–Armed Forces Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 0 7 19 33
Falcons 0 14 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 1998 AF, 22–16

References[edit]

  1. ^ Duarte, Joseph (30 August 2012). "Rice LB Nwosu sets NCAA record". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved 15 March 2013.