The Houston Baptist Huskies and Rice Owls announced the scheduling of a one-game series for 2026.
The Owls will host the Huskies at Rice Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2026. Despite the close proximity of the two schools, this will be the first meeting of the two schools in football.
Rice has future FCS opponents Texas Southern (2021 and 2023), McNeese (2022), and Sam Houston State (2024) on its future schedules.
Houston Baptist will take on FBS teams New Mexico (2021), Texas State (2022), Western Kentucky (2023), SMU (2024), and Texas-San Antonio (2024) over the next four seasons.
Houston Baptist is scheduled to play at North Texas in the season opener on Saturday, September 5. The Huskies also made a recent addition to their schedule with Louisiana Tech on Saturday, September 19.