The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and Rice Owls meet up in the LendingTree Bowl at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Alabama. Kickoff is set for 5:45 p.m. ET, and the game will air on ESPN.
Southern Miss (6-6, 4-4 Sun Belt) is in a bowl game in the second season of the Will Hall era, and the Golden Eagles used a number of quarterbacks to do it. Trey Lowe started the final few games of the season, and Southern Miss needed a win in the final game of the regular season to reach a bowl with a 20-10 win over the Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks.
Rice (5-7, 3-5 Conference USA) lost the final three games of the regular season and qualified for a bowl game based on not enough teams reaching six victories and a high APR score. The Owls also used plenty of QBs this season after Wiley Green and TJ McMahon both went down with injuries.
Southern Miss is 2-0 in this bowl game with wins over the TCU Horned Frogs in 2000 and Ohio Bobcats in 2007.
2022 LendingTree Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Rice
Date: December 17
Start time: 5:45 p.m.
TV channel: ESPN
Live stream: WatchESPN
If you aren’t around a TV to watch the game, you can stream it via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind that you need a cable-login subscription. If you don’t have a cable login to access ESPN for a live stream, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.