RICE (Rice Stadium)

 

 

  • RICE OWLS FOOTBALL
  • GAME DAY:  October 23, 1993
  • OPPONENT:  Texas A&M
  • SCORE:  Aggies 38, Owls 10
  • CAPACITY/ATTENDANCE:  70,000/unknown
  • THE TRIP:  An early date with my wife, along with my cousin Danae (a big Texas A&M fan).  I'm a native Houstonian and have attended a number of games at Rice Stadium (my high school football team plays their big rival there every year).
  • IMPRESSIONS:  Not the world's most attractive venue, but a good Texas football crowd.  Funniest halftime show ever.  Count on Rice Students to create a little shock and awe.
  • WE LOVED:  The A&M band - best damn band in the land!
  • TRAVEL TIP:  Visit Goode Company Barbeque, the best barbeque in Houston, before the game.
  • Funny story:  As could only happen at Rice, and maybe never in today's politically correct environment, the halftime show openly mocked the University of Arkansas which had recently left what was the Southwest Conference to join the Southeastern Conference, "simultaneously raising the average IQ of both conferences."