The Owls added Lamar to their 2020 schedule. The move closes out Rice's non-conference schedule with out of league contests at Houston, vs. Army, vs. LSU at NRG, and Lamar. Rice will pay Lamar $350,000 for the trip over from Beaumont.
The Owls and Cardinals have met four times in their history with Rice winning 4-0. Lamar finished 2017 with a 2-9 record in Mike Schultz first season in charge. The Cardinals restarted their football program in 2010 after shutting it down in 1989.