Rice Owls video accepting Liberty Bowl invitation

Dec 7, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Rice Owls (from left) running back Charles Ross and quarterback Taylor McHague and wide receiver Donte Moore and safety Paul Porras and running back Luke Turner react after defeating the Marshall Thundering Herd during the second half of the Conference USA championship game at Rice Stadium. Rice beat Marshall 41-24. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

The Rice Owls won Conference USA this year after a 10-3 season, including a 7-1 conference record topped off by beating Marshall in the conference championship, 41-24.  After the game, the representative from the Autozone Liberty Bowl extending their invitation to the team and head coach David Bailiff.  Here is the video of how that went down:

The Owls will take on the Mississippi State Bulldogs on New Year’s Eve at 4pm Eastern in Memphis at Memorial Stadium.  Both teams played Texas A&M this season; Rice took them on in the first game of the season and lost 52-31 while Mississippi State lost to them 51-41.  So while the 10-3 record is significantly better than the 6-6 Bulldogs record from this year, it could make for a good pairing.  This was Rice’s first undisputed conference title since 1957.  The Liberty Bowl has been in existence since 1959.  Needless to say, this has been a long time company for the Owls and the Houston faithful.

Topics: Liberty Bowl, Rice Owls Football

Want more from FanSided?  
Subscribe to FanSided Daily for your morning fix. Enter your email and stay in the know.

1 hour ago

Bellator 117 GIF’s, highlights, and results

2 hours ago

Bellator 117 results: Douglas Lima brutalizes Hawn; Wins vacant Welterweight title

2 hours ago

Former Indiana swingman Austin Etherington transfers to Butler