Rice was the only team in Division I-A to play four teams from BCS conferences in nonconference play in 2011. Unfortunately, the Owls went 1-3, paving the way for a disappointing 4-8 season. Rice is going to have to toughen up on defense if it expects to make strides in 2012. For the past three seasons, the team has ranked 111th, 107th and 117th in total defense. During that span, the Owls are 10-26.
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