FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas football team has been selected to play the University of Texas in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl. The SEC/BIG12 matchup will take place at NRG Stadium in Houston on Monday, Dec. 29 at 8 p.m. and will be nationally televised on ESPN.
The game will be the 40th bowl appearance in Razorback history and the program’s first since the 2011 season when Arkansas defeated No. 11 Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl.
“We are very excited to play in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl against a former Southwest Conference rival,” head coach Bret Bielema said. “We are looking forward to honoring the tradition of Razorbacks before us and putting on a great show in an outstanding venue against a prominent opponent.”
Arkansas has a long and rich history with the University of Texas dating back to the Southwest Conference, having played the Longhorns 77 times with the most recent meeting coming in 2008. The Razorbacks met Texas in the 2000 Cotton Bowl and picked up a 27-6 victory in Dallas.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to conclude the 2014 season at the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl and renew a longtime rivalry with the University of Texas,” Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. “Our bowl berth is a tremendous credit to the continued efforts of Coach Bielema, our coaching staff and, most of all, our student-athletes. The bowl game presents another opportunity to showcase the momentum of our program under Coach Bielema and the unrivaled passion of the Razorback fans. We look forward to representing our University, our entire state and the Southeastern Conference as we take on the Longhorns in Houston.”
This is Arkansas’ first appearance in the AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl and third game in the state of Texas this season after the Razorbacks played at Texas Tech and against Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas.
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