Latest Mike Bloomgren News

Rice uses 5 interceptions to upset No. 15 Marshall 20-0

Dec. 5, 2020 5:59 PM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Rice was offended when Marshall's offense stayed on the field on fourth down inside the Owls' 30-yard line on the first series of the game. The Rice defense held — and took its frustrations out on the Thundering Herd the rest of the game. Safety Naeem Smith returned one of...

FILE - Marshall quarterback Grant Wells (8) throws a pass against Middle Tennessee during an NCAA college football game in Huntington, W.Va., in this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo. Rice and No. 15 Marshall meet on Saturday, Dec. 5 in a game that was postponed from Oct. 3. (Sholten Singer/The Herald-Dispatch via AP, File)

Rice, No. 15 Marshall set to return after extended down time

Dec. 3, 2020 4:26 PM EST

Being able to get back onto the field after a slew of coronavirus-related cancelations in the past month is a step forward for coach Mike Bloomgren and the Rice Owls. Their test this week: Trying to slow down No. 15 Marshall and its balanced offense. Marshall (7-0, 4-0 Conference USA) has been dealing with its...