2013 Rice Owls football team

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2013 Rice Owls football
Rice Owls logo.svg
C-USA champion
C-USA West Division champion
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2013 record10–4 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coachDavid Bailiff (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorJohn Reagan
Defensive coordinatorChris Thurmond
Home stadiumRice Stadium
(Capacity: 47,000)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Marshall x   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina   6 2         10 3  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 5  
Florida Atlantic   4 4         6 6  
UAB   1 7         2 10  
Southern Miss   1 7         1 11  
FIU   1 7         1 11  
West Division
Rice x$   7 1         10 4  
UTSA   6 2         7 5  
North Texas   6 2         9 4  
Tulane   5 3         7 6  
Louisiana Tech   3 5         4 8  
Tulsa   2 6         3 9  
UTEP   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Rice 41, Marshall 24
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Rice Owls football team represented Rice University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by seventh-year head coach David Bailiff and played its home games at Rice Stadium. The team was a member of the West Division of Conference USA (C-USA). They finished the season 10–4 overall, 7–1 in C-USA play, which was good for first place in the West Division. They won the C-USA championship by beating Marshall, the first-place team in the East Division, 41–24 in the C-USA conference championship game. They were invited to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, where they lost to Mississippi State, 44–7.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3112:00 PMat No. 7 Texas A&M*ESPNL 31–5286,686
September 146:30 PMKansas*CBSSNW 23–1422,974
September 212:00 PMvs. Houston*FSNL 26–3134,831
September 286:00 PMFlorida Atlantic
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
FCSW 18–1414,380
October 52:30 PMat TulsaCBSSNW 30–27 OT20,014
October 123:00 PMat UTSATWCSW 27–2125,272
October 197:00 PMat New Mexico State*CSNH+W 45–1916,164
October 262:30 PMUTEP
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
CSSW 45–715,355
October 316:30 PMat North TexasFS1L 16–2822,835
November 166:00 PMLouisiana Techdagger
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
CBSSNW 52–1419,707
November 216:30 PMat UABFS1W 37–34 OT5,831
November 302:00 PMTulane
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
FCSW 17–1320,048
December 711:00 AMMarshall
ESPN2W 41–2420,247
December 313:00 PMvs. Mississippi State*ESPNL 7–4457,846
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summaries[edit]

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rice 14 7 0 10 31
#7 Texas A&M 7 21 10 14 52

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR 
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 Rice Owls Football Schedule". FBS Schedules. Retrieved February 1, 2013.