Press Release



HOUSTON – With the college football regular season now concluded, media outlets continue to update and refine their final 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 Oklahoma State is the popular pick out of the Big 12. Official team announcements will be made in the afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 8.

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 at NRG Stadium 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 (Kyle Bonagura)

Kansas State

Texas A&M (Mark Schlabach)

Kansas State

Texas A&M

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

Bleacher Report


Mississippi State

The Athletic

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M

247 Sports

Oklahoma State

Texas A&M


Following are the bowl-eligible teams from the Big 12 and SEC Conferences following Week 14:

Big 12 Conference

Southeastern Conference

Baylor (11-1)

LSU (12-0)

Oklahoma (11-1)

Alabama (10-2)

Oklahoma State (8-4)

Georgia (11-1)

Kansas State (8-4)

Florida (10-2)

Texas (7-5)

Auburn (9-3)

Iowa State (7-5)

Texas A&M (7-5)


Tennessee (6-5)


Kentucky (7-5)


Mississippi State (6-6)


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