September 2nd, 2006 - Houston, Texas
Houston [1-0] 31   -   Rice [0-1] 30

Walk to Rice Stadium from Two Rows in the Village

Get in line to buy a general admission ticket

Pat likes the fact they left a zero off the price

Behold, the "new" Rice Stadium

No more rotten wooden seats and a cleaner endzone

New scoreboard in the horseshoe as well

Cougar band plays while the team warms up

UH Engineering tailgates just outside the walls

Nice little turnout for the UH tailgate party

Rice band spells out Rice University in shorthand

Rice band plays the Star Spangled Banner

Fans line the field to welcome the Rice team

Houston team enters the field before Rice

The Rice team enters the field sporting new uniforms

Rice kicks off, deferring to the 2nd half

Senior Houston QB Kelvin Kolb ready for the ball

Rice students sit left of the Houston fans

Houston marches down the field for two quick TDs

The first quarter belongs to the Houston Cougars

But the second quarter belongs to the Rice Owls

Rice takes the lead with 3 straight touchdowns

Just eight minutes needed to take the lead

Moments later, Rice is on the goal line again

A blocked extra point gives Rice a 27-14 halftime lead

Cougar band spells out a big H for halftime.

Rice band "No!" in reference to the governor's race

Misunderstood Rice halftime show prop

Rice adds 3 but then Houston's offense reawakes

A second touchdown pass ties the game at 30

The extrapoint gives Houston the lead

Rice offense bogs down after the final 3 points

Rice has 4th & 12 at the Houston 44yd line

Houston intercepts the pass & runs out the clock

Houston eeks out a win they had a 14 point line on

Rice gave 'em hell but ran out of steam at the end

David saw a great game for only $14

Walk back to Rice Village for more beer