Considering they're members of the same species, ducks and owls really don't have that much in common. Owls are nocturnal, ducks are not. Ducks hang out in water, ducks make their home in trees. Owls hoot, ducks quack. One thing they undeniably share, though, is all that really matters when designing a football helmet: wings.
The Owls settled on the school's script R logo for the last handful of years but now, for Tuesday's Liberty Bowl, Rice will borrow from another avian-themed program for a new brand of helmet.
Rice will face Mississippi State in the Liberty Bowl at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN.