2021 Rice Football schedule
|Sep. 4||Arkansas||1:00 p.m. CT||ESPN+/SEC+||Fayetteville, AR|
|Sep. 11||Houston||5:30 p.m. CT||CBS SN||Houston, TX|
|Sep. 18||Texas||7:00 p.m. CT||LHN||Austin, TX|
|Sep. 25||Texas Southern||5:30 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||Houston, TX|
|Oct. 2||Southern Miss||5:30 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||Houston, TX|
|Oct. 16||UTSA||5:00 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||San Antonio, TX|
|Oct. 23||UAB||TBA||TBA||Birmingham, AL|
|Oct. 30||North Texas||1:00 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||Houston, TX|
|Nov. 6||Charlotte||2:30 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||Charlotte, NC|
|Nov. 13||WKU||1:00 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||Houston, TX|
|Nov. 20||UTEP||3:00 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||El Paso, TX|
|Nov. 27||LA Tech||12:00 p.m. CT||ESPN Networks||Houston, TX|
Get to know the Owls’ Opponents
Profiles on every opponent on the 2021 Rice Football schedule as well as all their Conference USA peers, including key conference games to watch and storylines across Conference USA are featured in our 2021 Rice Football Season Preview, available for purchase now.
Rice Owls Voice JP Heath will be on the call for every Rice football game of the season. Listen to him here:
- Sports Map 94.1 (FM)
- Stretch Internet (Online)
How to watch
ESPN Networks is currently a placeholder. Specific viewing channels will be designated at a later date. Expect the vast majority to be streamed on ESPN+ or ESPN3.
ESPN+ is a separate, stand-alone streaming service from ESPN3. This streaming-only service is not included in a basic cable subscription or any other ESPN offering. You can subscribe to ESPN+ here. They also offer seven day free trials at any time.
ESPN3 is available with all major cable providers and can be streamed on the ESPN mobile device or online. Access the streaming service here.
CBS SN (Channel Information | DirecTv 221, Dish 158, AT&T Uverse, 643, Xfinity 106). This is not the same as CBS. Depending on your cable provider, it might require a subscription beyond the basic package.
Longhorn Network | Available through the ESPN or WatchESPN streaming, the LHN requires an existing TV subscription to view. FAQ.
The streaming landscape throughout Conference USA seems to change from minute to minute. On the off chance something else comes up, here are a couple of alternative channels the Owls have been featured on in the past.
Stadium will broadcast through Facebook for this year’s game with no tv broadcast component. You can find the Stadium page on Facebook here.
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Rice football is looking to finish the regular season strong. Can they top UTEP on the road? How to watch, key stats, x-factor picks and more. It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Rice football and it’s been a rough couple of weeks for the UTEP Miners. Both programs bring three-game losing streaks into […]
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Rice Football returns home to take on Texas Southern in Week 4, still in search of their first win of the season. How to watch, key stats, x-factor picks and more. Week 4 will pit a pair of winless teams against each other in the first ever meeting between intra-city foes. Rice football hosts Texas […]
Matthew and Carter break down the second tough loss of the 2021 Rice Football season this week, recapping what went wrong against Houston. There wasn’t much in the way of positive news to take away from the Rice football loss to Houston at home in Week 2. The Owls started slow and ended with a […]
Rice Football heads to the state capital this week for a matchup with the Texas Longhorns in Week 3. How to watch, key stats, x-factor picks and more. Both teams hope their second Southwest Conference reunion of the season turns out better than the first. Rice football fell to Arkansas in Week 1. Then Texas […]
Matthew and Carter break down the first game of the 2021 Rice Football season this week, discussing the highs and lows of the Owls vs Arkansas. There was a mix of good and bad takeaways from the first Rice football game of the season. The Owls opened up a halftime lead against Arkansas, but could […]