Texas Tech has formally accepted its 39th bowl invitation in school history as the Red Raiders will face Mississippi State in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl on Dec. 28 in Memphis, Tennessee. Kickoff from historic Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium is slated for 5:45 p.m. CT with television coverage provided nationally on ESPN.
"We are excited for the opportunity to play in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl," interim head coach Sonny Cumbie said. "Our goal the past several weeks was to get this program back to where it belonged – a bowl game. I know everyone in this program agrees that we are excited for the challenge against a talented Mississippi State team."