The Texas Tech Red Raiders beat the Ole Miss Rebels in Wednesday night’s TaxAct Texas Bowl in Houston 42-25 to improve to 2-1 all-time in Texas Bowl play.
It’s Tech’s third visit to the Texas Bowl, after having appeared in 2012 and 2015. The Red Raiders are 1-1 in previous Texas Bowl games played.
Tech poured on both defense and offense in the first half, holding a 26-7 lead behind two rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown from quarterback Tyler Shough. Kicker Trey Wolf added two field goals.
To start its bowl game, Texas Tech lined up in the Air Raid formation to honor its former coach Mike Leach.
Leach’s Egg Bowl rival Ole Miss declined the penalty for delay of game.
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Today’s bowl game slate:
No. 15 Oregon vs. UNC
Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
Kansas vs. Arkansas
UCF vs. Duke
Lock in 🍿
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