Rice Football loses game in the Most Rice way Possible

By Phil Cantor
Oct. 16, 2016

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When it rains it pours. Or if you are having a terrible football season, sometimes things just continue to happen which make you question why you even bother playing.

Rice University is in the midst of one of those season. The Owls are 0-6, a contender for our coveted "Bottom of the Barrel" award and the poster child for overmatched football teams.

Saturday night they actually had a chance--a chance--to win. Facing the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners, the Owls drove the ball downfield late in the 4th quarter, down by one with perhaps one play left after a first down but with no timeouts left.

The Owls scrambled to get to the line of scrimmage--roughly the Roadrunners 35--hoping to throw a "Hail Mary" pass into the end zone. 

One problem: In the scramble to get the play off, Wide Receiver Aaron Cephus sprints to the right side of the formation. He has to cut through his offensive linemen to get there. And no, he was not successful as Cephus collides with the 295 lb Sam Pierce and is laid out. 

Thanks to Deadspin editor Tim Burke for posting this...

Unfortunately, the ref was placing the ball down which starts the clock, it strikes zero---game over. Not to say the Owls would have scored on the play....but they never even got a chance to find out.

Like we said...when it goes bad, it goes really bad....