Texas and Missouri will meet in the 2017 Texas Bowl in a game that features one current Big 12 team and another former Big 12 team on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The Texas Longhorns own a 6-6 record this season, while the Missouri Tigers are 7-5.
Find game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below.
Texas Bowl 2017: Texas-Missouri game time, details
Time: 9 p.m. ET
Date: Wednesday, December 27
Location: Houston, Texas
Odds: Missouri is favored by 2.5 points
2017 Texas bowl: Texas-Missouri TV channel
You can watch Texas and Missouri on ESPN.
How can I watch Texas-Missouri online?
You can watch Texas and Missouri online on WatchESPN.
How can I listen to Texas-Missouri on the radio?
You can listen to Texas and Missouri on the radio on ESPN Radio.
Texas-Missouri preview, keys to the game
The 2017 season for Texas has been the team’s first under new coach Tom Herman. Herman guided Houston in 2015 and 2016 to 13-1 and 9-3 overall seasons, respectively. With the Longhorns, Herman hasn’t had as much luck, posting a 6-6 record in his first regular season.
With that said, Texas currently has the No. 3-ranked 2018 recruiting class in the country according to 247Sports. The Longhorns may be on the rise.
In regard to the team’s season in 2017, Herman’s group has been consistently mediocre. Texas has never been more than one game below or above .500 this season.
The Longhorns have been using two quarterbacks throughout the year. Freshman Sam Ehlinger has completed 147 of his 260 attempts for 1,803 yards, 10 TD and 7 INT. Alongside Ehlinger is sophomore Shane Buechele, completing 131 of 199 passes for 1,350 yards, 6 TD and 4 INT.
On the ground, Texas is led by Ehlinger as well with just 368 rushing yards. No other Longhorn has more than 72 carries this season. However, five different players have gained at least 231 rushing yards.
Leading the team in catches and receiving yardage is Collin Johnson. Johnson has recorded 51 catches for 725 yards and 2 TD. Armanti Foreman leads the team in TD catches with 4. No other player has more than 2.
For Missouri, the Tigers have had two different types of seasons within one. In the team’s first 6 games, the Tigers were not a good football team. The former Big 12 team began its season with a 1-5 record.
Its lone victory within those first 6 games came in its season opener against Missouri State. The team then lost its next 5. After those first 6 games, however, came a complete turnaround.
Missouri won its next 6 games the team played, boosting its record to 7-5 overall. The Tigers scored at least 45 points in every single one of its final 6 games.
Leading the Tigers has been junior QB Drew Lock. Lock has completed over 58 percent of his passes for 3,695 yards, 43 TD and 12 INT. Lock’s top three receivers have each amassed at least 639 yards receiving.
The top receiver in terms of receptions and yardage has been J’Mon Morre with 60 catches for 1,017 yards. He has also scored 10 TD. The Tigers’ top receiver in terms of touchdowns scored is its fourth-leading receiver in yardage — Albert Okwuegbunam with 11 TD.
Okwuegbunam has caught just 25 passes as a whole this season, meaning nearly half of his grabs have ended in scores. From a rushing perspective, Missouri has at least three players with 80 carries and 481 yards.
The Tigers are led on the ground by Ish Witter, who has gained 992 yards on 171 carries, scoring 5 TD. Behind Witter is Larry Roundtree III, getting 112 carries and gaining 629 yards for a team-high 6 rushing TD. Damarea Crockett has taken 80 carries for 481 yards and 2 TD.
Missouri’s kicker, Tucker McCann, has converted 14 of his 16 FG and 50-of-52 XP. For Texas, Joshua Rowland has been perfect on XP, hitting 34-of-34, but converting on 10-of-17 FG.