Texas Tech Football: Texas Tech and Ole Miss to Meet in Texas Bowl

Bowl game is set.

Texas Tech Red Raiders (7-5)
Ole Miss Rebels (8-4)
December 28th @ 8:00 p.m.
NRG Stadium – Houston, Texas
Ole Miss -3
Avg 64-46

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Payout: $6.4 million
Gifts (2021): Via Kellis Robinett

* Access to a gift suite
* Nike backpack
* Nike hat
* Nike drawstring bag
* Belt Buckle
* Cowboy hat
* Team branded bandanna

It is unclear what items K-State and LSU players will be able to choose from in the bowl’s gift suite, but most postseason games offer an assortment of gift cards, appliances, TVs, video game systems and other things you might normally find at Best Buy.

Each player can pick what he likes best.

There are only two restrictions on bowl gifts. They can’t exceed $550 in total value, and players are not permitted to sell any of their gifts after they receive them.

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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal’s Don Williams: Texas Tech to play Ole Miss in Texas Bowl

Texas Tech: Texas Tech accepts invitation to TaxAct Texas Bowl

Texas Tech will return to the Texas Bowl for the fifth time in program history, which ranks second all-time in program history for bowl destinations. It will be Texas Tech’s first trip to the Texas Bowl since 2015 as the Red Raiders are 2-2 all-time in the bowl with wins over Navy in 2003 and Minnesota in 2012.

“On behalf of our entire program, we are excited for the opportunity to play in one of the premier bowl games this state has to offer in the TaxAct Texas Bowl,” head coach Joey McGuire said. “Wherever the Red Raiders go, so does the most passionate fan base in all of college football. We can’t wait to see a sea of Red Raiders take over NRG Stadium as we face a talented Ole Miss team.”

The bowl will be a rematch of the 2018 AdvoCare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium where Ole Miss opened the season with a 47-27 victory over the Red Raiders. This will be the seventh all-time meeting between Texas Tech and the Rebels and the fourth in a bowl game as the two schools also faced each other at the Cotton Bowl in 2008 and two Independence Bowls in 1998 and 1986.

“We are excited to announce the 2022 TaxAct Texas Bowl between the Ole Miss Rebels and Texas Tech Red Raiders, two great institutions from the SEC and Big 12, respectively,” said TaxAct Texas Bowl Executive Director David Fletcher. “The Bowl is one of the largest annual events in our community and we’re thrilled to welcome Ole Miss and Texas Tech back to Houston. We look forward to hosting these teams and their fan bases for a festive bowl week of Texas-themed events that will culminate in a primetime showdown at NRG Stadium on Dec. 28.”

I will have time to do a non-transcript this evening, but not this morning. A very quick summary from what I can gather would be that Tyler Shough will start at quarterback and Behren Morton is still not 100%. SaRodorick Thompson is good to go.


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