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Rice Owls

Location: Houston, Texas ▪ Colors: Blue & Gray
Stadium: Rice Stadium (cap. 70,000)
Record*: 101 Years, 448-576-32, .439 W-L% (Major School)
*W-L-T adjusted to 449-575-32 by NCAA.

Conferences: CUSA, WAC and SWC
Conference Champion: 7 Times
Bowls: 11 Bowls, 6-5, .545 W-L% (Major Bowls)

Ranked in AP Poll: 3 Times (Preseason), 8 Times (Final), 70 Weeks (Total)

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101 Years

Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
1 2014 CUSA 3 3 0 .500 -1.72 -1.22 David Bailiff (3-3)
2 2013 CUSA 10 4 0 .714 0.15 -4.78 David Bailiff (10-4) Liberty Bowl-L
3 2012 CUSA 7 6 0 .538 -3.52 -4.83 David Bailiff (7-6) Armed Forces Bowl-W
4 2011 CUSA 4 8 0 .333 -8.15 0.35 David Bailiff (4-8)
5 2010 CUSA 4 8 0 .333 -11.08 -3.41 David Bailiff (4-8)
6 2009 CUSA 2 10 0 .167 -16.33 -0.91 David Bailiff (2-10)
7 2008 CUSA 10 3 0 .769 3.92 -3.55 David Bailiff (10-3) Texas Bowl-W
8 2007 CUSA 3 9 0 .250 -14.59 -5.75 David Bailiff (3-9)
9 2006 CUSA 7 6 0 .538 -3.89 -1.35 Todd Graham (7-6) New Orleans Bowl-L
10 2005 CUSA 1 10 0 .091 -15.03 0.16 Ken Hatfield (1-10)
11 2004 WAC 3 8 0 .273 -9.31 -1.22 Ken Hatfield (3-8)
12 2003 WAC 5 7 0 .417 -6.96 -4.71 Ken Hatfield (5-7)
13 2002 WAC 4 7 0 .364 -10.21 -7.03 Ken Hatfield (4-7)
14 2001 WAC 8 4 0 .667 -4.35 -6.18 Ken Hatfield (8-4)
15 2000 WAC 3 8 0 .273 -7.49 -1.31 Ken Hatfield (3-8)
16 1999 WAC 5 6 0 .455 -3.59 -0.95 Ken Hatfield (5-6)
17 1998 WAC 5 6 0 .455 0.53 1.35 Ken Hatfield (5-6)
18 1997 WAC 7 4 0 .636 -1.02 -3.57 Ken Hatfield (7-4)
19 1996 WAC 7 4 0 .636 3.88 1.06 Ken Hatfield (7-4)
20 1995 SWC 2 8 1 .227 -8.04 -1.41 Ken Hatfield (2-8-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
21 1994 SWC 5 6 0 .455 -2.48 -2.48 Ken Hatfield (5-6)
22 1993 SWC 6 5 0 .545 -2.81 -1.72 Fred Goldsmith (6-5)
23 1992 SWC 6 5 0 .545 -1.33 -3.42 Fred Goldsmith (6-5)
24 1991 SWC 4 7 0 .364 -5.62 -0.62 Fred Goldsmith (4-7)
25 1990 SWC 5 6 0 .455 0.50 1.05 Fred Goldsmith (5-6)
26 1989 SWC 2 8 1 .227 -4.93 3.89 Fred Goldsmith (2-8-1)
27 1988 SWC 0 11 0 .000 -11.93 3.34 Jerry Berndt (0-11)
28 1987 SWC 2 9 0 .182 -11.41 2.59 Jerry Berndt (2-9)
29 1986 SWC 4 7 0 .364 -10.24 -1.24 Jerry Berndt (4-7)
30 1985 SWC 3 8 0 .273 -6.59 5.77 Watson Brown (3-8)
31 1984 SWC 1 10 0 .091 -11.06 3.30 Watson Brown (1-10)
32 1983 SWC 1 10 0 .091 -17.21 -1.03 Ray Alborn (1-10)
33 1982 SWC 0 11 0 .000 -13.59 3.59 Ray Alborn (0-11)
34 1981 SWC 4 7 0 .364 -3.18 7.82 Ray Alborn (4-7)
35 1980 SWC 5 6 0 .455 5.53 8.44 Ray Alborn (5-6)
36 1979 SWC 1 10 0 .091 -4.58 14.06 Ray Alborn (1-10)
37 1978 SWC 2 9 0 .182 -1.07 13.56 Ray Alborn (2-9)
38 1977 SWC 1 10 0 .091 -8.64 7.99 Homer Rice (1-10)
39 1976 SWC 3 8 0 .273 -6.11 7.89 Homer Rice (3-8)
40 1975 SWC 2 9 0 .182 -0.41 7.05 Al Conover (2-9) W-L-T adjusted to 3-8 by NCAA.
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
41 1974 SWC 2 8 1 .227 -0.18 9.00 Al Conover (2-8-1)
42 1973 SWC 5 6 0 .455 4.93 9.12 Al Conover (5-6)
43 1972 SWC 5 5 1 .500 8.39 10.20 Al Conover (5-5-1)
44 1971 SWC 3 7 1 .318 0.05 5.78 Bill Peterson (3-7-1)
45 1970 SWC 5 5 0 .500 5.82 7.82 Bo Hagan (5-5)
46 1969 SWC 3 7 0 .300 -1.65 4.76 Bo Hagan (3-7)
47 1968 SWC 0 9 1 .050 -4.49 10.11 Bo Hagan (0-9-1)
48 1967 SWC 4 6 0 .400 1.09 3.79 Bo Hagan (4-6)
49 1966 SWC 2 8 0 .200 3.85 10.35 Jess Neely (2-8)
50 1965 SWC 2 8 0 .200 -3.53 8.07 Jess Neely (2-8)
51 1964 SWC 4 5 1 .450 7.35 7.35 Jess Neely (4-5-1)
52 1963 SWC 6 4 0 .600 13.41 10.71 Jess Neely (6-4)
53 1962 SWC 2 6 2 .300 2.75 8.15 Jess Neely (2-6-2)
54 1961 SWC 7 4 0 .636 12.41 10.69 7 17 Jess Neely (7-4) Bluebonnet Bowl-L
55 1960 SWC 7 4 0 .636 17.15 10.52 10 Jess Neely (7-4) Sugar Bowl-L
56 1959 SWC 1 7 2 .200 -0.20 11.00 Jess Neely (1-7-2)
57 1958 SWC 5 5 0 .500 12.61 10.51 13 Jess Neely (5-5)
58 1957 SWC 7 4 0 .636 15.24 10.51 8 8 Jess Neely (7-4) Cotton Bowl-L
59 1956 SWC 4 6 0 .400 6.54 7.84 Jess Neely (4-6)
60 1955 SWC 2 7 1 .250 2.77 8.87 11 11 Jess Neely (2-7-1)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
61 1954 SWC 7 3 0 .700 14.38 8.48 16 11 19 Jess Neely (7-3)
62 1953 SWC 9 2 0 .818 19.76 6.12 12 6 6 Jess Neely (9-2) Cotton Bowl-W
63 1952 SWC 5 5 0 .500 6.48 8.38 17 Jess Neely (5-5)
64 1951 SWC 5 5 0 .500 9.93 10.03 18 Jess Neely (5-5)
65 1950 SWC 6 4 0 .600 5.97 7.67 15 Jess Neely (6-4)
66 1949 SWC 10 1 0 .909 19.74 6.29 5 5 Jess Neely (10-1) Cotton Bowl-W
67 1948 SWC 5 4 1 .550 9.45 6.55 Jess Neely (5-4-1)
68 1947 SWC 6 3 1 .650 20.87 11.47 15 18 Jess Neely (6-3-1)
69 1946 SWC 9 2 0 .818 17.88 5.51 5 10 Jess Neely (9-2) Orange Bowl-W
70 1945 SWC 5 6 0 .455 -2.03 -0.93 Jess Neely (5-6)
71 1944 SWC 5 6 0 .455 0.66 2.39 Jess Neely (5-6)
72 1943 SWC 3 7 0 .300 -15.78 -7.68 Jess Neely (3-7)
73 1942 SWC 7 2 1 .750 12.51 3.21 Jess Neely (7-2-1)
74 1941 SWC 6 3 1 .650 7.73 5.33 12 Jess Neely (6-3-1)
75 1940 SWC 7 3 0 .700 9.69 4.59 Jess Neely (7-3)
76 1939 SWC 1 9 1 .136 -3.43 4.12 Jimmy Kitts (1-9-1)
77 1938 SWC 4 6 0 .400 3.67 8.17 Jimmy Kitts (4-6)
78 1937 SWC 6 3 2 .636 13.36 11.27 15 18 Jimmy Kitts (6-3-2) Cotton Bowl-W
79 1936 SWC 5 7 0 .417 5.99 6.07 Jimmy Kitts (5-7)
80 1935 SWC 8 3 0 .727 12.60 5.41 Jimmy Kitts (8-3)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
81 1934 SWC 9 1 1 .864 15.00 2.55 Jimmy Kitts (9-1-1)
82 1933 SWC 3 8 0 .273 -5.19 2.54 Jack Meagher (3-8)
83 1932 SWC 7 3 0 .700 7.76 1.66 Jack Meagher (7-3)
84 1931 SWC 6 4 0 .600 7.75 0.05 Jack Meagher (6-4)
85 1930 SWC 8 4 0 .667 1.98 -1.93 Jack Meagher (8-4)
86 1929 SWC 2 7 0 .222 -15.19 -0.41 Jack Meagher (2-7)
87 1928 SWC 2 7 0 .222 -8.22 -0.67 Claude Rothgeb (2-7)
88 1927 SWC 2 6 1 .278 -14.28 -4.05 John Heisman (2-6-1)
89 1926 SWC 4 4 1 .500 -2.06 -2.40 John Heisman (4-4-1)
90 1925 SWC 4 4 1 .500 -4.28 -4.17 John Heisman (4-4-1)
91 1924 SWC 4 4 0 .500 0.61 -1.39 John Heisman (4-4)
92 1923 SWC 3 5 0 .375 -9.98 -3.60 Phillip Arbuckle (3-5)
93 1922 SWC 4 4 0 .500 -4.76 -2.26 Phillip Arbuckle (4-4)
94 1921 SWC 4 4 1 .500 -1.34 -2.12 Phillip Arbuckle (4-4-1)
95 1920 SWC 4 2 2 .625 5.45 -0.67 Phillip Arbuckle (4-2-2)
96 1919 SWC 8 1 0 .889 5.06 -5.16 Phillip Arbuckle (8-1)
97 1918 SWC 1 5 1 .214 -9.67 -2.67 John Anderson (1-5-1)
98 1917 SWC 7 1 0 .875 17.22 0.22 Phillip Arbuckle (7-1)
99 1916 SWC 6 1 2 .778 11.55 -0.90 Phillip Arbuckle (6-1-2)
100 1915 SWC 5 3 0 .625 5.68 3.93 Phillip Arbuckle (5-3)
Rk Year Conf W L T Pct SRS SOS AP Pre AP High AP Post Coach(es) Bowl Notes
101 1914 SWC 3 2 3 .563 Phillip Arbuckle (3-2-3)