The 2022 Rice football season was unpredictable and one-of-a-kind. What can we take away from the Owls’ five-win campaign?
An appearance in the Lending Tree Bowl served as the culmination of a five-year journey for Rice football under head coach Mike Bloomgren. The Owls were bowling for the first time in a long time, paying off on goals set many years ago.
That doesn’t mean the journey was full of roses. Rice football still finished with a losing record, leaving questions to be answered before the Owls take the field again next year. In the meantime, it’s time to unpack the year that was before turning our attention to the future,
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Here are a few final thoughts on the 2022 Rice football season, ordered with five initial positives from the year that was and five pressing questions for the future based on what we saw on the field this year.
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