Rice football’s upcoming game against Louisiana Tech has been postponed due to COVID-19 complications at Louisiana Tech.
For the second time in two weeks, Rice football has had a game postponed by COVID-19 issues from their opponent. The Louisiana Tech game is off after the Bulldogs were forced to pull out of the upcoming game in Ruston.
Rice had last week’s game against UTSA postponed on Friday morning. This postponement comes late in the week once again. The Owls were preparing for Thursday afternoon practice when they were told the game would not be played as scheduled.
At this time, neither Rice or Louisiana Tech share an open date. The Owls had previously had games against Marshall and UAB added to their schedule last week. Whether or not the UTSA game would take priority over the Marshall game was a focal point of conversations last week. The math gets increasingly more complicated with one more C-USA West game called off again this week.
Western Kentucky remains the only C-USA school to avoid a postponed game because of COVID-19. A full list of C-USA games impacted by postponements since the season kicked off in late August is available on our Conference USA COVID-19 Postponement Tracker.
The next game on the schedule for Rice football is a Nov. 21 road trip to North Texas. They have not played since beating Southern Miss on the road on Halloween. According to the schedule as it exists today, Rice won’t play at home again until Nob. 28 against UTEP. Whether any of those games are played according to that schedule is very much so up in the air.