LSU: Running back Leonard Fournette, 1,741 yards rushing.
Texas Tech: Quarterback Patrick Mahomes, 4,283 yards passing.
LSU: The Tigers won their first seven games before a three-game losing streak put coach Les Miles' job in jeopardy until a regular season-ending win over Texas A&M. Also, Fournette leads the country with an average of 158.3 yards rushing per game.
Texas Tech: Led by Mahomes, the Red Raiders are second in the country with an average of 389.7 yards passing per game. Texas Tech defeated its only other SEC opponent this season, a 35-24 win at Arkansas on Sept. 19.
LSU 19, Texas Tech 14 (1957).
LSU: This is the Tigers' first trip to the Texas Bowl, and it's LSU's 16th straight bowl game.
Texas Tech: The Red Raiders defeated Minnesota in their last appearance in the Texas Bowl in 2012, and the bowl game is their second under coach Kliff Kingsbury.