Rice and Texas Southern announced on Tuesday (7/3/18) the schools will meet for the first time in football in 2021 when the Owls host the Tigers at Rice Stadium on September 25, 2021.
The meeting between the two schools will give Rice three non-conference games against schools from the state of Texas that year. The Owls have previously announced games with Houston and at Texas in addition to a road game at Oklahoma State in 2021.
Rice is 1-0 in games against teams from the Southwest Athletic Conference, defeating Prairie View A&M 65-44 in 2016. The Owls and Panthers will open the 2018 season on August 25 at Rice Stadium.