Sept. 18?Florida at home (Night).
Oct. 2?Cornell at home (Night).
Oct. 9?Wisconsin at Madison, Wis.
Oct. 16?S.M.U. at home (Night).
Oct. 23?Texas at home.
Oct. 30?Vanderbilt at home.
Nov. 6?Arkansas at Little Rock.
Nov. 13?Texas A & M at College Station.
Nov. 20?T.C.U. at home.
Nov. 27?Baylor at Waco, Texas.
COACH JESS NEELY SAYS:
Replacing the many fine seniors of last year will be a big problem. But we expect to give a good account of ourselves with good running and improved passing.
HERMAN HICKMAN SAYS:
The team that upset Texas last year and mauled Alabama in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day cannot be left off the list of my 11 Elevens. Granting the loss of the wrecking crew of blockers on the 1953 squad, there is still the incredible Dicky Moegle, who averaged 7.3 yards per try as a sophomore and scored three touchdowns in the Cotton Bowl. Backs like Dicky are born. I figure that Jess can manufacture more linemen. The schedule is tough, but Rice should jell into another fine team.
BASIC OFFENSE: Split T.
LETTERMEN RETURNING: 22; STARS: Buck Lansford, T; Herbert Gray, T; Billy Quinn, F; Delano Womack, H; Kirby Miller, G; Menan Schriewer, E; Charles Brewer, Q.
LETTERMEN LOST: 12
LEADING SOPHOMORE CANDIDATES: Ben Woodson, G; Morton Moriarty, E.