Predictions According to Sportsline. Series History Rice owns a advantage over Hawaii in the all-time series. The last matchup was a win for the Owls at Rice in Rice also took four of six games against Hawaii from to as conference mates in the Western Athletic Conference.
Who: Hawai'i vs. Rice When: Saturday, Sept.
Game Notes First meeting between the teams since in Houston Rice won Teams played six times from as Western Athletic Conference members with the Owls winning four of those meetings. Teams have met three previous times in Honolulu with Rice winning two of three — Rice won , Rice won , and UH won UH's two series wins occurred in and ' Rice is coming off a home loss to rival Houston last Saturday, a game in which the Owls led at the half.
The Cougars scored the game's final 28 points after trailing midway through the third quarter.
UH is for the second consecutive year after a home win over Navy last Saturday. Hawai'i's last start occurred in That team went on to finish with a regular season.
See also: List of Houston Cougars football seasons Early history — [ edit ] In , Johnny Goyen, then sports editor for The Cougar , and Jack Valenti , president of the sophomore class, began a petition for an official intercollegiate football team at the university. The next year, the two called a student body meeting to organize another petition.
Since then, three teams, including this year's, have started , '17, ' The Warriors are in their last 10 non-conference home games. UH's points through its first two games against Colorado State and Navy is the most to open a season since ; 63 vs.
Colorado, 45 vs. UH's 59 points against Navy last week were the most in a single-game in eight years.
UH quarterback Cole McDonald , the reining Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, has not thrown an interception in 87 career pass attempts including 78 attempts this season. UH ranks No. Slot receiver Cedric Byrd is tied for No.
After not scoring on the game's opening drive all of last season, UH has two opening drive touchdowns this season.