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Issue No. 6—Winter 2013
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Dominant Second Half Clinches Bowl Title for Rice

The Rice Owls scored 26 unanswered points in the second half of the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl to beat the Air Force Falcons 33-14 Dec. 29 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.

The Owls closed out the year with their fifth consecutive win and their sixth win in the last seven games, completing a remarkable reversal to a season that saw the team start 1-5.

Despite turning the ball over three times and being down 14-7 at halftime, both the Rice offense and defense stepped up their play, shut down the Air Force offense and took control offensively in the second half.

“I’m just so proud of these young men and our coaching staff,” said Rice head football coach David Bailiff. “We came out at the second half and made a couple adjustments and more importantly some attitude adjustments, not so much from coaching but from the team leaders. We came out more determined to play the second half stronger.”

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