Rice and UH have always fought each other tooth and nail regardless of records or the sport we're playing. It's why I'm going to be on pins and needles today while awaiting the outcome of the UH-Rice game at Rice Stadium.
Today's battle for the Bayou Bucket not only symbolizes who wins football bragging rights in H-town for the year, it also has C-USA championship and bowl implications as well.
If the Coogs win, we are the C-USA West Division champs and host a rematch with East Carolina in the C-USA title game December 6 at Robertson Stadium. If Rice wins, they give Tulsa a chance to win the West title with a win over Marshall.
Rice wins the West title if they beat the Coogs and Tulsa loses to Marshall.
So our little brothers at Rice will have an extra incentive beside the usual dislike of all things red and white to knock us off.
If my Coogs beat the Owls and take out East Carolina again, they get to play in Memphis against an SEC representative. Rumor is that the opponent might be UK.
Talk about fun in this house,you know that Dawn and I will be verbally jousting from now until New Year's Day if that happens.