College football bowl season has arrived as teams across the country are preparing to face their opponents with the hope of ending the year on a high note. The 2022 LendingTree Bowl will pit the Rice Owls (5-7) against the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles (6-6) in what will surely be a great game.
Here's everything you need to know about the LendingTree Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Where is LendingTree Bowl 2022?
The 2022 edition of the LendingTree Bowl will be played at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, AL. Hancock Whitney Stadium serves as the home of the South Alabama Jaguars college football team. The stadium opened in 2020, seats 25,450 and will be hosting for the second time.
When is Rice vs Southern Miss LendingTree Bowl?
The LendingTree Bowl is scheduled during college football's bowl season. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5:45 p.m. ET and airs live on ESPN.
LendingTree Bowl Rice vs Southern Miss Prediction and Odds 2022
Our LendingTree Bowl prediction is from The Duel's official Rice vs Southern Miss betting preview.
Though both teams left a lot to be desired throughout the season, Rice's offense has looked downright dreadful lately. Over the last three games, the Owls have averaged 11.3 points (fifth-worst) and 3.7 turnovers per game (tied for the worst). In fact, they actually lead the entire nation with 2.7 turnovers per game this fall.
Southern Miss' defense isn't perfect, but it does average the 34th-most takeaways (1.7) and just held UL Monroe to 10 points last week. Considering how poorly Rice's attack has looked during its latest skid, the Golden Eagles don't need to play out of this world to get the job done.
Look for Southern Miss to stand tall when all is said and done.
All NCAAF betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: RICE: (+180) | USM: (-220)
Spread: RICE: +6.5 (-110) | USM: -6.5 (-110)
Total: 45.5 — Over: (-114) | Under: (-106)
Final Score Prediction: Southern Miss: 28 | Rice: 21
Rice vs Southern Miss History
Rice and Southern Miss have met head-to-head on the football field 12 times. The all-time series is tied at six wins each, but it is the Owls that have emerged victorious in each of the last two contests. That includes a dominant 30-6 win in 2020 and an intense 24-19 win in 2021.
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