A revised 2022 Rice Football schedule was released by Conference USA following the departure of three schools to the Sun Belt.
For the second time this spring, Conference USA has released a football schedule. This do-over follows the joint statement from the conference office and Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss released on Tuesday which formalized the departure of those three programs to the Sun Belt.
The league office further clarified its intentions on Wednesday afternoon in this statement:
“Conference USA is excited about the future with our 11 institutions in the 2022-23 academic year, and is committed to the long-term growth of the league as we usher in new members in the coming years. As we begin this new era of Conference USA, our focus remains on providing the best possible experiences for our student-athletes while engaging in the broader national conversation and process around changing the overall model. The landscape of college athletics has shifted expansively and we will continue to be a substantial part of that evolution.”
The revised schedule includes some shuffling around of previously scheduled games. The most notable change on the Rice front is the addition of a game against Florida Atlantic, scheduled to be played on the road on Oct. 15. This game replaces a previously scheduled contest against Southern Miss, which will no longer be a member of Conference USA at that point.
As things currently stand, here is the 2022 Rice Football schedule:
|Sep. 3, 2022||USC||Away|
|Sep. 10, 2022||McNeese||Home|
|Sep. 17, 2022||Louisiana||Home|
|Sep. 24, 2022||Houston||Away|
|Oct. 1, 2022||UAB||Home|
|Oct. 8, 2022||— OFF —||—|
|Oct. 15, 2022||FAU||Road|
|Oct. 22, 2022||Louisiana Tech||Road|
|Oct. 29, 2022||Charlotte||Home|
|Nov. 5, 2022||UTEP||Home|
|Nov. 12, 2022||Western Kentucky||Away|
|Nov. 19, 2022||UTSA||Home|
|Nov. 26, 2022||North Texas||Away|
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