LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Texas Tech is back in a bowl game, a year after it ended a streak of 11-straight postseason appearances.
Texas Tech travels to Houston to take on Minnesota of the Big Ten in the Meineke Car Care Bowl on Dec. 28. The Red Raiders beat the likes of West Virginia and TCU and doubled their Big 12 win total from last season.
For Minnesota, a victory would be its seventh on the season - one more than it was able to rack up in 2010 and 2011 combined.
Minnesota (6-6) and Texas Tech (7-5) played each other in the 2006 Insight Bowl. The Gophers blew a 31-point lead and lost 44-41 in OT.