Breaking down and analyzing the 2018 Rice Owls football schedule.
2018 Rice Owls Football Schedule Analysis
– The Owls start out their new era with a layup against Prairie View A&M, and they need it with Houston to follow. Going to Hawaii isn’t a bad trip if it’s possible to have any fun – and there’s a week off to follow to gear up for the conference race. A trip to LSU in late November finishes off the non-conference schedule.
– They start out the conference season with a West battle on the road at Southern Miss, and stay in the division with UTSA and UAB up next – they need to take down those home games. Why? Four of the next five games are on the road, including tough dates at North Texas and Louisiana Tech.
– The Owls miss Florida Atlantic from the East, but they have to go on the road to face FIU. They also miss Marshall, Middle Tennessee, and WKU, finishing up the regular season with a home game against Old Dominion.