Monday, May 23, 2016

Rice Owls 2016 Schedule Breakdown

We continue with our Conference USA schedule tour with the Rice Owls:

9/3 at Western Kentucky
9/10 at Army
9/17 Baylor
9/24 North Texas
10/1 at Southern Miss
10/15 UTSA
10/22 Prairie View
10/29 at Louisiana Tech
11/5 FAU
11/12 at Charlotte
11/19 UTEP
11/26 at Stanford

Notes: The season opens with two straight on the road, but September finishes with two at home. I project that Rice will beat Army and North Texas, but will lose to WKU and Baylor.
October looks much the same as September with two wins and two losses. Rice likely beats UTSA and Prairie View, but falls to Southern Miss and Louisiana Tech, both on the road.
If Rice heads into November with a 4-4 record, November will be huge. The Owls will likely beat FAU and Charlotte outright. That could get them to 6 wins, which may or may not be enough for a bowl this season. I see the UTEP game going as an edge to the Owls, which would get them win number 7. There is likely no way that the Owls take Stanford on the road.
Overall Projected Record: 7-5

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