Texas Longhorns, Missouri Tigers to face off in 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor
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HOUSTON - The University of Texas will face the Missouri Tigers Dec. 27 at NRG Stadium.  

“We are thrilled to announce the 2017 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl game between the University of Texas and the University of Missouri, two excellent programs from the Big 12 and SEC,” remarked Board Chairman Don Faust, Jr. “Our community is eager to host these teams and their passionate fan bases for a festive bowl week of Texas-themed events across Houston and at NRG Stadium on game day. We look forward to this exciting meeting between these two teams at this year’s Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.”

The Longhorns, led by first year coach Tom Herman, enters the game with a 6-6 record while the Tigers come in with a 7-5 record.

The game will be televised on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT.

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