The Rice Owls are pretty excited about going to the Liberty Bowl (Video)

Sam Cooper
Dr. Saturday

In the minutes after Rice won its first outright conference championship since 1957, the Owls’ locker room was a jovial place. As the team celebrated, coach David Bailiff and the Owls received a locker room visit from a representative of the Liberty Bowl.

After congratulating the team on its Conference USA title, the representative gave the team a brief history of the Liberty Bowl, college football’s seventh-oldest bowl game, before extending an invitation to the game on New Year’s Eve Day against 6-6 Mississippi State in Memphis.

Coach Bailiff accepted the invitation and the team’s reaction was awesome.

The Liberty Bowl is not on the caliber of a BCS bowl obviously, but these players don’t care. After an impressive 10-3 campaign and a 41-24 C-USA title game win over Marshall, the Owls have plenty to be proud about.

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H/T Football Scoop

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