Stanford vs Rice Live Stream: How to watch first games of the college football season online. live update, What TV Channel, Online TV Schedule, result, Team news, Game time and more info.
The Stanford Cardinal are 7-1 straight up over their last eight college football openers. The Rice Owls, on the other hand, are 1-7 SU over their last eight, but that’s not the only reason the Cardinal are such heavy betting favorites for their season-opening meeting Saturday (10 p.m. ET) at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Stanford hopes to compete for a top bowl appearance this season. After starting 2016 with just a 4-3 record, the Cardinal excelled in Pac-12 play, winning their final six games. However, they lost two of their top players from last season in Christian McCaffrey and Solomon Thomas to the NFL. Quarterback Keller Chryst is a question mark as he is recovering from an injury suffered in the Sun Bowl that kept him sidelined in spring practice. Meanwhile, they are returning eight starters on offense. Defensively, Stanford hopes to recapture the success of 2016 with Quenton Meeks and Justin Reid leading the secondary once again.