- Associated Press - Sunday, December 6, 2015

LSU (8-3, SEC) vs. Texas Tech (7-5, Big 12), Dec. 29, 9 p.m.

LOCATION: Houston

TOP PLAYERS

LSU: Running back Leonard Fournette, 1,741 yards rushing.

Texas Tech: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 4,283 yards passing.

NOTABLE:

LSU: The Tigers won their first seven games before a three-game losing streak put coach Les Miles’ job in jeopardy until a regular season-ending win over Texas A&M.; Also, Fournette leads the country with an average of 158.3 yards rushing per game.

Texas Tech: Led by Mahomes, the Red Raiders are second in the country with an average of 389.7 yards passing per game. Texas Tech defeated its only other SEC opponent this season, a 35-24 win at Arkansas on Sept. 19.

LAST TIME

LSU 19, Texas Tech 14 (1957).

BOWL HISTORY

LSU: This is the Tigers’ first trip to the Texas Bowl, and it’s LSU’s 16th straight bowl game.

Texas Tech: The Red Raiders defeated Minnesota in their last appearance in the Texas Bowl in 2012, and the bowl game is their second under coach Kliff Kingsbury.

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