This week we visit the not-s0-friendly confines of Rice Stadium on University Blvd in Houston as the pesky Owls take on the UTSA Roadrunners in an all avian matchup. The Owls are in trouble at 0-5 and Coach David Baliff’s squad may be looking at a winless season if they can’t knock off the 2-3 Roadrunners this week.
UTSA is coming off a big 55-32 win over Southern Mississippi last week. UTSA finally got its faltering ground game going as running back Jalen Rhodes tallied 165 yards and three touchdowns including an 80 yard scamper. Rhodes barely outplayed Jarveon Williams who ran for 122 yards and two touchdowns while racking up the longest play in UTSA history with a 92 yard run.
Rice is missing on all cylinders having been competitive only against weak sister North Texas. Other than that – it’s been pretty much blowouts for the Owls. There is a good case to be made that the Owls are the worst team in college football so far. Rice ranks near the bottom of the nation on both sides of the ball. They are 117th in total yards per game on offense (335 yards); 111th in passing yards per game on offencse (162 yards); 128th in allowing a 568.4 yards per game overall and 213 rushing yards per game.
Red would like to see the Owls win a game, but this doesn’t look like it. UTSA 45 Rice 20.