The AdvoCare Texas Bowl announced Sunday afternoon that it selected the K-State Wildcats (8-4, 6-3 Big 12, rv/nr) to be the Big 12’s representatives to the Dec. 28 game in Houston. The bowl did not immediately tweet who the Wildcats’ opponent from the SEC will be. This will be K-State’s second appearance in the Texas Bowl. The first was in the inaugural Texas Bowl in 2006, when K-State - in the first year of a three-year stretch without a head coach - lost 37-10 to Rutgers.
See you in Houston, @KStateFB! #TexasBowl @Big12Conference pic.twitter.com/j5wXhlGPia— AdvoCare Texas Bowl (@TexasBowl) December 4, 2016
In the 2015 Texas Bowl, 20th-ranked LSU rolled past Texas Tech, 56-27.
K-State is 7-10 in bowl games under Bill Snyder, and 0-2 in bowl games under all other coaches. This is K-State’s seventh consecutive year in a bowl game, the second longest such streak in school history, trailing 11 straight postseason appearances from 1993-2003. A year ago, K-State lost 45-23 to the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Although we are awaiting official confirmation, ESPN college football reporter Brett McMurphy tweeted that the Wildcats will face Texas A&M, which is not a surprise.
K-State enters the game with a clear advantage in the momentum department, winning five of its last six games, while A&M’s last victory over a major-conference opponent was Oct. 8 against Tennessee. That game brought the Aggies’ record to 6-0 and 4-0 in the SEC. But since then, A&M has gone 2-4, with its victories being over Sun Belt and C-USA opponents.