Breaking News: The Roost has learned that Rice Football and LSU have agreed to reschedule their upcoming game, which will now take place in 2029.
Originally scheduled to be played on September 7, 2024, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Rice football and LSU have rescheduled their upcoming contest. The game will now be played on September 29, 2029 instead, The Roost has learned.
The game in question was agreed upon in 2016 as part of a multi-game agreement, in which Rice was meant to host LSU at NRG Stadium in 2020 with a return game at LSU in 2024. The 2020 game was nixed because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The 2024 game has now been moved.
LSU and Rice last played in 2018, a game the Tigers won in Baton Rouge by a final score of 42-10. Before that, the two schools had not met on the gridiron since 1995. Prior to that, the teams had been almost every year from the 1930s until the early 1980s with LSU winning 11 of the last 12 contests.
The change gives Rice some flexibility in non-conference scheduling moving forward. With the exception of the 2023 schedule, which is already full with four games (at Texas, vs Houston, vs Texas Southern, vs UConn), Rice football doesn’t have more than two agreed-upon contests in any future season.
Rice now has two games remaining on its 2024 schedule, both at home. They’ll host Sam Houston on August 31, 2024 and host Army on October 5, 2024. In 2029, Rice now has two non-conference games scheduled. They’ll play the aforementioned game at LSU as well as a home game against Northwestern, set for September 8, 2029.
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