Cougars Claim Bayou Bucket in Rice Rumpus

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Jack Gorman
Owls fans cheer at the 2021 Bayou Bucket Classic at Rice Stadium.
Crosstown rivals UH Cougars and Rice Owls clashed for the 2021 Bayou Bucket Classic on Saturday night at Rice Stadium. Along with a moment of silence, both teams agreed to wear home attire in order to have a red, white and blue color scheme on the field to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. The Coogs came away with a 44-7 win as they proved to be too big of a challenge for Owls and newly minted starting quarterback Luke McCaffery. (Photos by Jack Gorman)