Whether he plays or not, all eyes will be on Aggie quarterback Johnny Manziel.
The reigning Heisman Trophy winner’s status is in question after allegations surfaced that he took money in exchange for his autograph. The NCAA investigated, and Manziel will miss the first half.
True freshman Kenny Hill appears to be the favorite to step in. Rice is one of the most experienced teams in the nation, returning 19 starters.
Quarterback Taylor McHargue is a hidden star and put up big numbers last season. The Owls are 10-15 against the spread in non-conference play under coach David Bailiff.
Rice has been tough as an underdog lately, winning three in a row SU and going 6-1-1 ATS in eight. But 28 points?