To say that the Texas Tech Red Raiders were excited about their 2015 season would be an understatement. The team would have loved to compete in the Big 12 this year, but the team knows that they are rebuilding and that it is a process.
The team went 7-5 this season, a phenomenal turnaround from last year’s 4-8 disaster. They will stay in-state as they face off against LSU in the AdvoCare 100 Texas Bowl on December 29.
Fans don’t have to travel very far for the game and that has turned into success for the ticket sales. The team announced that they had sold out their ticket allotment of 10,500 on Tuesday.
— Texas Tech Red Raiders (@TechAthletics) December 15, 2015
Despite not being on a consecutive bowl appearance streak, the Red Raiders are on a four-game bowl win streak, the longest in the Big 12. The last time the team played a bowl game in Houston, they beat Minnesota.
“This is a testament to the enthusiasm our fans have for Texas Tech Football,” Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt told the team’s official site. “Each year I continue to be amazed by the commitment and dedication of our passionate fan base.”
The Red Raiders have a tough task in facing the LSU Tigers. The Red Raiders currently have the third-worst rushing defense in the nation while the Tigers are one of the best running teams in the country.
Despite that, the Red Raiders should put up a good fight and it will be an entertaining game with so many fans in attendance. The game takes place on December 29 at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN.
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