Who's Playing

Louisiana Tech @ Rice

Current Records: Louisiana Tech 3-8; Rice 3-8

What to Know

The Rice Owls are 0-5 against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs since October of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. Rice and Louisiana Tech will face off in a Conference USA battle at 1 p.m. ET at Rice Stadium. The Owls are hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 36.64 points per contest.

Rice came up short against the UTEP Miners last week, falling 38-28. Despite the defeat, Rice got a solid performance out of QB Jake Constantine, who passed for two TDs and 183 yards on 25 attempts.

Meanwhile, the game between Louisiana Tech and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles last Friday was not particularly close, with the Bulldogs falling 35-19. QB Aaron Allen had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw two interceptions with a passing completion percentage of only 40.74%.

Most of the squad's points came courtesy of special teams, which contributed 13. K Jacob Barnes delivered a perfect 4-for-4 game.

The Owls are expected to lose this next one by 4. They have failed bettors playing the spread in their past four games, so buyers beware.

With both teams hitting sour notes in their previous games, they will no doubt be looking to produce a better outcome in this one. We'll see which team satisfies their hunger and which team leaves with an empty stomach.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 1 p.m. ET
  • Where: Rice Stadium -- Houston, Texas
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $9.33


The Bulldogs are a 4-point favorite against the Owls, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 3.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -113

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Series History

Louisiana Tech have won all of the games they've played against Rice in the last seven years.

  • Sep 28, 2019 - Louisiana Tech 23 vs. Rice 20
  • Nov 10, 2018 - Louisiana Tech 28 vs. Rice 13
  • Oct 28, 2017 - Louisiana Tech 42 vs. Rice 28
  • Oct 29, 2016 - Louisiana Tech 61 vs. Rice 16
  • Oct 30, 2015 - Louisiana Tech 42 vs. Rice 17