2006 Rice Owls football team

The 2006 Rice Owls football team represented Rice University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS college football season. The Owls were led by head coach Todd Graham, who left the school in January to coach Tulsa. They played their home games at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas.

2006 Rice Owls football
Rice Owls logo.svg
New Orleans Bowl, L 17–41 vs. Troy
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest
2006 record7–6 (6–2 C-USA)
Head coachTodd Graham (1st season)
Home stadiumRice Stadium
(Capacity: 47,000)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Southern Miss x   6 2         9 5  
East Carolina   5 3         7 6  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
UCF   3 5         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West Division
Houston x$   7 1         10 4  
Rice   6 2         7 6  
Tulsa   5 3         8 5  
SMU   4 4         6 6  
UTEP   3 5         5 7  
Tulane   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Houston 34, Southern Miss 20
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 28:00 PMHoustonCSTVL 30–3123,352
September 99:00 PMat UCLA*FSNL 16–2646,023
September 165:00 PMNo. 8 Texas*
ESPN2L 7–5240,069
September 232:30 PMat No. 18 Florida State*ESPNUL 7–5578,154
September 302:30 PMat Army*ESPNUW 48–1431,597
October 71:00 PMat TulaneL 24–3815,064
October 146:30 PMUAB
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
CSTVW 34–3310,153
October 213:00 PMat UCFW 40–2930,307
November 48:00 PMat UTEPW 37–3142,685
November 112:00 PMat TulsaW 41–38 2OT18,632
November 182:00 PMEast Carolina 
  • Rice Stadium
  • Houston, TX
W 18–1712,669
November 252:00 PMSMU
W 31–2712,867
December 227:00 PMvs. Troy*ESPN2L 17–4124,791
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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