Navy has eliminated another game from their future football schedules. This time it’s a 2014 game against the Rice Owls.
Rice was slated to host Navy at Rice Stadium in Houston on Sept. 13, 2014. The game would have been the 13th overall meeting in a series that is tied at six games each.
Owls beat reporter Joseph Duarte reported that the 2014 match up was part of a four-game series. The other three years in that series are currently unknown.
Last week, the Midshipmen cancelled a four game, home-and-home series against UNLV. They also have four games set against SMU which will drop off their schedule since, like Navy, SMU is joining the Big East.
Navy now has ten games on their 2014 football schedule after the Rice and UNLV cancellations. Although Navy is set to join the Big East in 2015, they could be clearing their 2014 slate to enter the Big East earlier as the Las Vegas Review-Journal suggested last week.
Rice is down to two games on their 2014 non-conference schedule after they postponed a 2013-14 home-and-home series against Wake Forest. The Owls are set to travel to Army on Oct. 11 and Notre Dame on a date to be determined.