The Thundering Herd will travel to Rice for next weeks Conference USA championship game.
Earlier this evening the prevailing wisdom had Marshall serving as host at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, but after calculating the final BCS standings, C-USA determined Rice had the higher ranking and was declared the home team.
Marshall was preferred by both human elements of the BCS formula, the USA Today Coaches and Harris Interactive Poll. Despite ranking higher in both human polls, Rice was favored by five of the six computer rankings that make up the final third of the BCS standings.
Saturday's championship game will kickoff at 12 p.m. EST with broadcast coverage provided by ESPN2.