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It’s a close one, but it looks like the Rice Owls’ home crowd might be making the difference. It’s anybody’s game at halftime, but Rice is ahead of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles 10-7. A victory for the Owls would extend each team’s most recent fortunes, Rice coming off of a win and Southern Miss a loss.
Rice has yet to string together two consecutive wins, but this may be their chance. We’ll see if they can pull it off.
Southern Miss @ Rice
Current Records: Southern Miss 1-3; Rice 1-3
What to Know
Get ready for a Conference USA battle as the Rice Owls and the Southern Miss Golden Eagles will face off at 6:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Rice Stadium. Rice is out to stop a five-game streak of losses at home.
The Owls were able to grind out a solid victory over the Texas Southern Tigers last week, winning 48-34.
Meanwhile, there’s no need to mince words: Southern Miss lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide last week, and they lost bad. The score wound up at 63-14. The Golden Eagles were in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 42-7. No one had a standout game offensively for Southern Miss, but they got scores from WR Demarcus Jones and WR Chandler Pittman.
This next game is expected to be close, with Rice going off at just a 1.5-point favorite. The teams have had problems against the spread this season as they are both 0-3.
Rice’s win brought them up to 1-3 while Southern Miss’ defeat pulled them down to an identical 1-3. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: The Owls are stumbling into the matchup with the 246th most rushing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up 16 on the season. The Golden Eagles have experienced some struggles of their own as they are 235th worst in the nation in passing touchdowns allowed, with ten on the season. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Rice Stadium — Houston, Texas
- TV: ESPN3.com
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $6.60
The Owls are a slight 1.5-point favorite against the Golden Eagles, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Owls slightly, as the game opened with the Owls as a 3-point favorite.
Southern Miss have won five out of their last six games against Rice.
- Oct 31, 2020 – Rice 30 vs. Southern Miss 6
- Oct 26, 2019 – Southern Miss 20 vs. Rice 6
- Sep 22, 2018 – Southern Miss 40 vs. Rice 22
- Nov 11, 2017 – Southern Miss 43 vs. Rice 34
- Oct 01, 2016 – Southern Miss 44 vs. Rice 28
- Nov 14, 2015 – Southern Miss 65 vs. Rice 10