The LSU Tigers looked like one of the best teams in the country for a long time this season. After the Tigers ran into a buzz saw against Alabama, the team went into a tailspin for a long time which appeared to seal Les Miles’ fate as coach. Miles survived and now LSU will travel to NRG Stadium in Houston to face the Texas Tech Red Raiders on December 29. LSU comes into the game with an 8-3 record while Texas Tech is 7-5.
LSU broke their three-game losing streak with a 19-7 win over Texas A&M to end the regular season at home. Brandon Harris passed for 1,904 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions this year while finding Malachi Dupre 39 times for 602 yards and six touchdowns. Leonard Fournette looked like a lock for the Heisman Trophy early in the season but faltered late. Fournette still finished with 1,741 yards rushing and 18 touchdowns. The Tigers can continue their rebound and make sure Miles is on solid footing going into next season with a win here.
Texas Tech won their final two games of the regular season and scored a combined 107 points in the process. Pat Mahomes has thrown for 4,283 yards, 32 touchdowns and 14 interceptions this year while having a favorite target in Jakeem Grant. Grant has 80 catches for 1,143 yards and seven touchdowns. DeAndre Washington makes sure it isn’t all about the pass game with his 1,455 rushing yards and 14 touchdowns. The Red Raiders average 46.6 points and 594.5 yards a game. This could easily turn into a shootout where over 100 points are scored.
What time is the Texas Bowl?
The Texas Bowl will begin at 9 p.m. Eastern.
What date and channel will the Texas Bowl be on?
The Texas Bowl will be played on Tuesday, December 29 and can be seen on ESPN.