2014 Rice Owls football team

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2014 Rice Owls football
Rice University Athletic Mark.svg
Hawaii Bowl Champions
Conference Conference USA
West Division
2014 record 8–5 (5–3 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
#23 Marshall x   7 1         13 1  
Middle Tennessee   5 3         6 6  
WKU   4 4         8 5  
UAB   4 4         6 6  
Old Dominion*   4 4         6 6  
FIU   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
West Division
Louisiana Tech x   7 1         9 5  
Rice   5 3         8 5  
UTEP   5 3         7 6  
UTSA   3 5         4 8  
North Texas   2 6         4 8  
Southern Miss   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Marshall 26, Louisiana Tech 23
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Ineligible for post season bowl due to transition from FCS.
    As of 22:24, 20 December 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Rice Owls football team represented Rice University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by eighth-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. They finished the season 8–5, 5–3 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Hawaii Bowl where they defeated Fresno State.

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 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 Hawaii* 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 L 31–76   18,029
December 24 7:00 PM vs. Fresno State* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Hawaii Bowl) ESPN W 30–6   25,365
*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

Hawaii[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 3 14 7 7 31
Bulldogs 21 7 28 20 76
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2013 Rice, 52–14

Fresno State–Hawaii Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 3 0 0 6
Owls 16 0 7 7 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–6 2004 Fresno, 52–21

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.