College football season has officially kicked off, and our hometown Rice University Owls have an exciting schedule of games for fans to look forward to and enjoy. On Saturday, Sept. 14, they’ll be hosting their old Southwest Conference rivals – The University of Texas Longhorns – in front of 70,000 screaming fans at NRG Stadium. HOTC readers can get in on the action and grab their seats today for only $35.

One of the great things about living in Houston is getting the chance to see some of the country’s best college teams play on an NFL stage. And on Sept. 14, Houstonians will have that opportunity yet again. Even better? The Lone Star Showdown is a night game! With kickoff scheduled for 7 p.m., fans are guaranteed a fun evening of competition, excitement, and sportsmanship. What a way to celebrate Rice University’s 70th season of football!
And that’s not the only milestone to commemorate at the game. The Sept. 14 showdown will highlight 150 years of college football, as well at the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. September 14 is also the anniversary of the 1961 memorandum from James Webb announcing, “Our decision is that this laboratory [Manned Spacecraft Center, now Johnson Space Center] should be located in Houston, Texas, in close association with Rice University and the other educational institutions there and in that region,” thus it’s actually the anniversary of the day that Houston truly became “Space City, USA.”
If you need yet another reason to mark your calendar for this game, here’s another: any ticket purchase of $125+ enters you to win a free night’s stay as part of the Wyndham Hotel Giveaway! See the flyer below:

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Want to cheer on the Owls at Rice Stadium? You can purchase single-game tickets online for the following games:
  • Wake Forest (Sept. 6)
  • Baylor (Sept. 21, single-game tickets go on sale Sept. 3)
  • Louisiana Tech (Sept. 28)
  • Southern Miss (Oct. 26)
  • Marshall (Nov. 2)
  • North Texas (Nov. 23)

Another hot ticket is the game on Sept. 21, when Rice takes on in-state rival Baylor. Tickets to this game against the Bears are available through season ticket packages, as well as mini-plans. Fans of all-things-Texas can get their hands on a deal that includes tickets to the game against the Longhorns at NRG, as well as the Baylor and North Texas games on Rice’s home turf starting at only $75.

It’s going to be an exciting season of Rice football with plenty of exciting matchups. Don’t miss your chance to cheer on the team all season long.

Click here to get your tickets to see Rice take on Texas in the biggest game of the season!


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