Rice is less than two weeks away from a showdown with Stanford in Australia. The game may be the highest cumulative ACT score or any matchup this season. Rice has been working through a three man quarterback battle this fall, and David Bailiff announced that Sam Glaesman would start in Australia.
Glaesman, a redshirt freshman from Waco Midway High School, looked like the most fluid athlete of the three options including J.T. Granato and Jackson Tyner. Glaesman's first pass against Stanford will be his first ever as a collegian. In the Rice spring game, Glaesman stood out thanks to his running ability and ability to throw from different arm angles.
The move means that the quarterback room could be in line for a shakeup as Granato looks to transfer.
In other Rice news, corner D'Angelo Ellis will miss at least the first half of the season with a broken wrist. The sophomore from Cy Ridge was pressed into duty last season as a true freshman. Ellis was penciled in to start this year. Instead, Justin Bickham will play in his stead.