Press Release



HOUSTON – As the college football season prepares to head into its final month, media outlets continue to update and refine their bowl projections. Listed below are some selected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl projections from various national outlets. Texas A&M is this week’s consensus pick to represent the SEC, while Iowa State and Oklahoma State is a three-way tie as the popular pick out of the Big 12.

The 2019 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl will feature teams from the Big 12 and SEC conferences and will kick off at 5:45 p.m. CT on Friday, Dec. 27 and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

The following are some projected Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl matchups from selected national media outlets:


Big 12 Team

SEC Team (Mitch Sherman)

Iowa State

Texas A&M

The Athletic

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

                                                                                                                                Following are the bowl-eligible teams from the Big 12 and SEC Conferences following Week 12:     

Big 12 Conference

Southeastern Conference

Oklahoma (9-1)

LSU (10-0)

Baylor (9-1)

Alabama (9-1)

Oklahoma State ((7-3)

Georgia (9-1)

Iowa State (6-4)

Florida (9-2)

Texas (6-4)

Texas A&M (7-3)

Kansas State (6-4)

Auburn (7-3)


For more information, please contact Texas Bowl media relations director Allie LeClair at 832-667-2050 or visit the Texas Bowl’s official website,