LSU/Texas Tech Set To Meet In Texas Bowl – Game Preview
The LSU Tigers return to the gridiron on Tuesday evening, when coach Les Miles’ squad takes on the Texas Tech Red Raiders in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl.
The game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
LSU, who won their season finale, defeating the Texas A&M Aggies, 19-7, back on November 28, finished the regular season at 8-3, overall, and 4-3 in SEC play.
Offensively, LSU is averaging 30.7 points, 419.0 total yards, 245.9 rushing yards, and 173.1 passing yards per game, while allowing 24.0 points, 342.5 total yards, 131.5 rushing yards, and 211.0 passing yards a contest, defensively.
LSU is led by sophomore running back Leonard Fournette, who has piled up 1,741 rushing yards, including 18 touchdowns, this season.
Texas Tech, who beat Texas, 48-45, in their final regular season game, back on November 26, will come into the contest at 7-5, overall, while finishing with a 4-5 mark in Big XII play.
The Red Raiders are averaging 46.6 points per game, along with 594.5 yards, including 389.7 passing yards and 204.8 rushing yards, while allowing 42.6 points, 540.2 total yards, including 268.3 passing yards and 271.8 rushing yards.
Texas Tech is paced by sophomore quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who has thrown for 4,283 yards and 32 touchdowns, while rushing for another 484 yards and 10 scores.
LSU leads the all-time series, 2-0, but the two schools haven't met since back in 1957.
The Tigers, who will be appearing in a bowl game for the 14th-straight year, have an all-time bowl record of 23-22-1.
Texas Tech, who has now advanced to a bowl game for the 14th time in the last 16 years, has an all-time bowl record of 14-21-1.
Kickoff time is set for 8 pm.