The Houston Cougars and Rice Owls have prolonged their soccer sequence by means of the 2027 season, FBSchedules.com has realized.
Houston and Rice met earlier this season on Sept. 9 at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. The Owls defeated the Cougars in that contest, 43-41 in double-overtime, which was the second recreation of a home-and-home sequence that started in 2022 at UH’s TDECU Stadium.
Houston and Rice plan to play 4 extra contests starting in 2024 and ending in 2027, in response to a duplicate of the contract obtained from the College of Houston by way of a Texas Public Data Act request. The contract was executed on July 18, 2023, simply weeks earlier than the Huge 12 added 4 groups from the Pac-12.
Per the copy of the contract, Houston will host Rice at TDECU Stadium on Sept. 14, 2024 after which once more two seasons afterward Sept. 19, 2026. The Owls will play host to the Cougars at Rice Stadium on Sept. 13, 2025 after which once more on Sept. 11, 2027. Houston pays Rice a $30,000 assure for the competition in 2024, which would be the solely assure fee throughout the four-game sequence.
The College of Houston and Rice College, separated by solely 5 miles, first met on the gridiron in 1971 and have performed 45 occasions. Houston leads the “Bayou Bucket” sequence 33-12 and had gained seven-consecutive video games till this seasons loss.
Earlier this summer season, it was reported that Houston was modifying their future soccer sequence with the Boise State Broncos. Per the report, the 2024 recreation at Boise State won’t be performed, which falls consistent with the Cougars including a house contest towards Rice the identical season.
The video games with Rice additionally seem to, at the least for now, take the place of Houston’s beforehand scheduled non-conference video games with both Utah or Colorado in 2026 and with Utah in 2027.
Houston-Rice Soccer Sequence
- Sept. 14, 2024 – at Houston
- Sept. 13, 2025 – at Rice
- Sept. 19, 2026 – at Houston
- Sept. 11, 2027 – at Rice