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Conference USA Title Game between Rice and Marshall to be played in Texas

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CHARLESTON, WV -

UPDATE:

Marshall will travel to Rice in Houston, Texas on Saturday, Dec 7, 2013 to take on the Owls in the Conference USA title game, per a press released from the conference.

Rice, the West Division champions, are 9-3 and 7-1 in conference

For a full explanation and breakdown on how the venue was decided, you can find the release here - http://www.conferenceusa.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/120113aac.html

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Although the location has yet to be determined, the opponent has been. Marshall will take on Rice, Saturday, Dec 7 in the Conference USA Championship Game at noon.

Rice defeated Tulane, 17-13 on Saturday to clinch a berth to their first ever Conference USA title game. 

Since both teams are 7-1 in the conference, the BCS Standings will determine who will host the game. Whichever team is ranked higher will be host Saturday's game. Those results will be released Sunday at 8:30 p.m.

Marshall defeated Rice last season, 54-51 in overtime.