When it comes to football games at NRG Stadium, most of the time we are talking about the Houston Texans.
College football takes center stage in Houston and on television sets all over the world tonight, as Texas Tech will square off against LSU in the 2015 AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. Kickoff is set for 8 pm CT on ESPN and will feature a matchup between the Big 12 (Texas Tech) and SEC (LSU). The bowl game, celebrating 10 years in Houston, was named in the top 12 bowl games to watch this postseason by ESPN.
LSU head coach Les Miles and Texas Tech's Kilff Kingsbury both talked about the matchup with Texans radio, and the importance of being in Houston, which is nationally known as a hotbed for high school recruiting. "There is a tremendous fan base for us, we love Houston," Miles told Texans TV's John Harris during SEC Media Days.
"It's incredible for us, geographically, where we are located to bring our product down here," Kingsbury said. "To have the media exposure we've had leading up to this bowl game in this city is invaluable."
Tonight's matchup appears to be a contrast in strength, as the Red Raiders well known passing attack will face off against LSU and their Heisman caliber running back Leonard Fournette. Texas Tech averages 46.6 points per game, which trails only Baylor in their conference. Kingsbury's crew throws for nearly 390 yards a game, the highest total in the Big 12.
LSU finds success on the ground, running for 245 yards per contest, which puts them at the top of the Southeastern Conference in that category.
Tickets are still available for tonight's game. You can purchase them here.