The previously postponed Rice football games against Marshall and UAB have been officially rescheduled. Both contests wil be played in December.
The fifth (and hopefully final) adjustment to the 2020 Rice football schedule was announced on Wednesday. After a delayed start to their season, which began in earnest at home against Middle Tennessee on Oct. 24, Rice has finalized it’s 2020 slate.
Conference USA has rescheduled both games. Rice will travel to West Virginia to play Marshall on Dec. 5. The Owls will host UAB on Dec. 12. Adding both games back to the 2020 schedules gives Rice a complete C-USA schedule. Should they play out their games, they would be eligible for a spot in the conference championship game, meeting the treshold for games played.
This is the first time Rice football has added games to its 2020 schedule since the delays began. The LSU game was the first to go on July 30. Son afterward, games against Houston and Army were postponed on Aug. 10 with the removal of the Lamar game following sooner after on August 21.
Here is the newly revised schedule as it currently stands: The Owls are home against Middle Tennessee (Loss, Oct. 24), UTSA (Nov. 7) and UTEP (Nov. 28) and UAB (Dec. 12). Rice plays at Southern Miss (Win, Oct. 31), Louisiana Tech (Nov. 14), North Texas (Nov. 21) and Marshall (Dec. 5).
The Conference USA Championship game is scheduled to take place on Dec. 18. With the conference’s bowl slate beginning almost immediately afterward, there’s no more wiggle room to push that game back furter. If Rice were to play in every game, that would account for nine consecutive weekends of football with no off weekend.
Rice football returns to the field this Saturday at home against UTSA. Kickoff time is set for 2:30 p.m. with the broadcast on ESPN. The Owls are 1-1 on the season.