Baylor vs. Rice Prediction Roundtable – What’s Going To Happen

    Baylor vs. Rice prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in Friday's matchup between the Bears and Owls.

    September 16, 2016


    Baylor vs. Rice prediction roundtable with the Campus Insiders staff. Breaking down what will happen in Friday’s matchup between the Bears and Owls.


    It’s been all Bears as of late in the longtime Baylor-Rice rivalry. Baylor has won the last seven meetings dating back to 1993. Overall, the series sits at 48-30-2 in favor of the Bears. The two teams first met in 1914 and many of the matchups came during the Southwest Conference days.

    Baylor vs. Rice Predictions

    Brian Stultz

    Wayne Graham is one of the coaching legends in all of college sports and his Owls are always national contenders. Unfortunately for Rice, Graham is the baseball coach.

    Baylor will roll over the Owls in a half-empty Rice Stadium that once held a Super Bowl. Can you believe that? Rice hosted a Super Bowl!

    Glenn McGraw

    Rice’s defensive ranks:

    Total Defense: No. 121
    Passing Defense: No. 116
    Rushing Defense: No. 108
    Scoring Defense: No. 112

    Baylor wins. The Bears strong-arm the over-65 by themselves. Rice finds the end zone a few times as well, just for good betting measures.

    Dave Miller

    Baylor’s weak non-conference slate comes to an end with a game against an Owls team that has trouble scoring and trouble defending. In a major college football game, such things are problematic. The Bears shut down quarterback Tyler Stehling, who is the Owls’ only playmaker, and roll to another big win.

    Jeff Bartl

    Seth Russell might throw for 600 yards. Seriously. Probably seven touchdowns, too. Baylor will have this one wrapped up well before halftime.

    Jonathan Bass

    Baylor beat Rice, 70-17 last year in Waco. This year, in Houston, the Bears are going for 100. Enjoy this football equivalent of a snuff film.

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