Houston vs. Rice: How to watch, schedule, live stream info, game time, TV channel

who plays

Rice @ Houston

Current records: Rice 2-1; Houston 1-2

What you should know

The Houston Cougars will once again host and welcome the Rice Owls to TDECU Stadium for kickoff on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. ET. Rice will stumble in after a win while the Cougars will stumble in after a loss.

Houston was first on the board but had to settle for second place at the end of their encounter against the Kansas Jayhawks last week. Houston fell hard against Kansas at 48:30. Unable to fulfill his potential, Houston fell short of the 8.5-point advantage oddsmakers had held for the game. Houston’s loss came despite a good play from RB Ta’Zhawn Henry, who hit a quick touchdown and made five passes for a TD and 107 yards.

Meanwhile, the Owls ran circles around the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns last week, and the extra yardage (449 yards versus 175 yards) was paying off. Rice walked away with a 33-21 win. QB Luke McCaffrey was the offensive standout of the competition for Rice, catching ten passes for two TDs and 105 yards.

The next game looks promising for Houston, who are favored by a full 17.5 points. They can be expected to win, but bettors beware: they are 0-2 against the spread if favored.

Houston is now 1-2 while Rice sits a mirror image 2-1. A few defensive stats to keep in mind as you watch: The Cougars are 34th in the nation when it comes to sacks, with eight on the season. As for the Owls, they come into the competition with 178.3 and boast the 29th spot with the fewest passing yards allowed per game in the nation.

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how to see

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: TDECU Stadium – Houston, Texas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Consequences: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket cost: $10.95


The Cougars are a huge favorite against the Owls at 17.5 points, according to the latest college football odds.

The odds makers were squarely in line with the betting community in this instance as the game opened with a 17.5 point spread and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -111

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series history

Houston has won every game against Rice in the last eight years.

  • September 11, 2021 – Houston 44 vs. Rice 7
  • 09/01/2018 – Houston 45 vs. Rice 27
  • 09/16/2017 – Houston 38 vs. Rice 3

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