College Football will return to Sydney for the second time in two years, this time around we will see Stanford take on Rice at Allianz Stadium and will have the ultimate guide to the day.
When is the Game?
The game will be 12pm (AEST) on Sunday, August 27. For those back in the US, the game will be at 7pm (in California) and 9pm (in Texas) on Saturday, August 26.
Where is the Game?
Moved away from ANZ Stadium (Great call by the way) the game will be played at Allianz Stadium at Moore Park in Sydney’s east.
How can I see the Game?
You can buy your tickets here, with options like all you can eat seats, and the official tailgate post and pre party tickets available. If you can’t make it to the game you can watch it on Foxtel on channel 506 or 260.
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Who are the teams
Location: Palo Alto, California
Mascot: Stanford Tree
- Athletic Director: Bernard Muir
- Head Coach: David Shaw (7th season, 64–17 (.790))
- Conference: Pac-12 (since 1959)
- Division: North (since 2011)
— Stanford Football (@StanfordFball) August 22, 2017
Location: Houston, Texas
Mascot: Sammy the Owl
- Athletic Director: Joe Karlgaard
- Head Coach: David Bailiff (10th season, 56–69 (.448))
- Conference: Conference USA (since 2005)
- Division: West (since 2005)
— Rice Football (@RiceFootball) August 22, 2017
Last Time they met
Stanford played host the Owls in November 2016 where they run out comfortable victors 41-17 thanks to a big day by now Carolina Panther, Christian McCaffrey who had over 250 yards all purpose and 2 touchdowns.
College Football Traditions
The Stanford band has become famous throughout college sports for its wacky demeanor, inappropriate skits, and hilarious attire. Keep an eye out for them as there is nothing traditional about them but they are well worth a look.
Watch out for the Stanford Tree, I know what you are thinking “What kind of Mascot is a tree”. Trust me when I say watch the tree…
The Rice “Marching Owl Band”, or “MOB.” Despite its name, the MOB is a scatter band which focuses on performing humorous skits and routines rather than traditional formation marching.
Both teams will be backed up by their Cheerleaders and Dance Teams.
So…. What will the outcome be?
Stanford is one of the most stable football programs in the country. As for that consistency, the 14th-ranked Stanford will try to start the 2017 regular season the same way it ended the 2016 regular season: by beating Rice.