Kansas Vs. Rice Gameday Vitals

Sep 1, 2012; Lawrence, KS, USA; Kansas Jayhawks halfback Taylor Cox (36) rushes for a touchdown against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in the second half at Memorial Stadium. Kansas won the game 31-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-US PRESSWIRE

A Saturday afternoon game in our final non-con tune up before kicking off league play against TCU. Obviously we still have one non-con game, but with the odd schedule this year we'll be mixing in a Big 12 opponent between non-con contests. This is the last game where Kansas can EXPECT to be favored. From here it will really depend on what they show on the field.

GAME TWO
Date ....................................Sept. 8, 2012
Time ...........................................2:35 p.m.
Series Record ......................Kansas, 1-0
Television ..............................Fox Sports Net
Site ................................. Lawrence, Kan.
Venue ......................Memorial Stadium
Capacity .........................................50,071
Surface ...................................... FieldTurf
Live Stats ..................... kuathletics.com
XM Radio ............................................203

Weather Report: This Saturday looks like it has the makings of a small taste of fall in Lawrence. 80 degrees for the high on Saturday, no chance of rain and a nice moderate afternoon for football. Of course if you're sitting in the East stands you can expect that extra boosts brought on by the beaming sun, but you should know that's coming at this point.

Injury Report: No major injuries on either side heading into this one so we'll get two full strength teams going at it in week two. Fingers crossed that everything stays that way.

Rice Head Coach David Bailiff
Rice head coach David Bailiff is in his sixth season at the helm of the Owl program. In his fi rst fi ve seasons, Bailiff
has led the Owls to their fi rst bowl title in over 50 years-- and has also produced a pair of All Americans. In 2008, the Owls endured a series of challenges as well as the aftermath of Hurricane Ike and produced the fi rst 10-win season for Rice since 1949 and the Owls' fi rst victory in a bowl game since their memorable win over Alabama in the 1954 Cotton Bowl. For his eff orts, Bailiff was honored by his conference peers as the 2008 Conference USA Coach of the Year. With their 38-14 victory over Western Michigan in the Texas Bowl, the Owls closed the season with seven straight wins. Bailiff went to Rice after three seasons as the head coach at Texas State University in San Marcos, where he posted a 21-15 record while leading the Bobcats to their fi rst Southland Conference championship and the semifi nals of the NCAA Division 1-AA playoff s in 2005. Prior to being named Texas State head coach, Bailiff spent three seasons on the staff at TCU. He served as the Horned Frogs' defensive coordinator
in both 2002 and 2003 while working with the team's defensive linemen.

Rice Statistical Leaders

Rushing

Taylor McHargue - 22 attempts for 95 yards. 4.3 YPC avg.

Passing

Taylor McHargue - 17/28, 172 yards. 2 TD's/1 INT

Receiving

Sam McDuffie - 8 catches, 63 yards.

Defensive

Kyle Prater - 9 tackles

Last Meeting

Kansas 33, Rice 7: Sparked by a 41-yard run by quarterback John Hadl out of deep punt formation late in the fi rst
half, Kansas swept by Rice, 33-7, to claim the third annual Bluebonnet Bowl.

All time series stands at 1-0 Kansas

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