Rice to face Stanford in 2016-17, Northwestern in 2017-18

By Kevin Kelley -

Rice has scheduled home-and-home football series with the Stanford Cardinal and Northwestern Wildcats, Chron.com has reported.

Rice will face Stanford in the 2016 and 2017 seasons and Northwestern in the 2017 and 2018 seasons. Exact dates and locations for each game have not been announced.

The Owls already have home-and-home series set with Kansas and UTSA (2012-13), Wake Forest (2013-14) and Army (2014-15). Rice will also face Baylor in a three-game series in 2015, 2016 and 2019.

Rice opens the 2011 season on Saturday, September 3 at the Texas Longhorns.

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