The Rice marching band, better known as the Rice M.O.B., had a very specific theme for its halftime performance on Friday night.
With the Owls playing host to the Baylor Bears, the marching band took direct shots at the sexual assault scandal that rocked Baylor University earlier this year and throughout the offseason. The scandal led to head coach Art Briles and Baylor president Ken Starr losing their jobs.
Rice was playing close attention and showed no chill as they directly went after their opponents.
The show started with the Rice band forming the Roman numeral for “nine,” an obvious reference to the Title IX investigation, before forming a star as a nod to the school’s former president while playing “Hit the Road Jack.”
Subtlety was not the Owls’ forte on Friday night.
Yeah can see the Rice M.O.B. in action thanks to the videos below.
Yeah, we would probably expect an apology from the Rice marching band in the coming days.
But while the Owls got their moment of fame during the halftime show, it was Baylor who came out on top, 38-10, as the Bears advanced to 3-0 on the season.
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