The Texas Bowl 2015 live stream online and televised college football game will feature LSU vs. Texas Tech on Tuesday night from NRG Stadium. It could become another achievement in the impressive collegiate career for running back Leonard Fournette who is very likely a future NFL Draft pick. Tonight, he could become the 14th player over the past two decades to have a 2,000 yard rushing season, but he’ll need to record 259 yards in this bowl game. Based on the Red Raiders giving up 271.8 yards per game, which is third-worst in the nation, Fournette could very well cap off his college season with that distinction. The LSU vs. Texas Tech live stream and televised action will arrive for sports fans via ESPN on Tuesday night.
According to USA Today in their Dec. 29 report, Texas Tech was 126th out of 127 teams when ranked in terms of their defense. As mentioned, Tech was 115th in the nation in terms of their rushing defense, an area where LSU can certainly excel in this game behind Fournette. Of note, Texas Tech has allowed four different backs to eclipse 200 yards this past season in games, with the most recent freshman Charles Warren III who achieved 276 yards. Fournette would already have hit the 2,000 mark for this season, although LSU had an earlier game against McNeese State canceled due to rain. Basically, the Tigers will be licking their chops as they face a defense that has been the recipient of some lopsided losses.
The Red Raiders went 7-5 this past season and have been routed by the likes of Baylor and Oklahoma from their conference. To their credit, they gave former No. 3 team, TCU, a run for their money in a 55-52 loss during their fourth week of play this season. They’re also coming off back-to-back losses against Kansas State and at Texas. The Longhorns game is the one in which Charles Warren III went off for his 276 yard performance, but Red Raiders quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 372 yards and a touchdown. DeAndre Washington was a difference maker on the ground, and although he didn’t have as many yards as Warren III, he went for 173 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Vegas odds makers first listed LSU as 7-1/2 point favorites on the spread and they’ve remained at that number or a half point lower as game time nears. On the moneyline, the Tigers are -250 favorites while the Red Raiders are +230 underdogs. This game has a points total of at least 75 for the over/under bettors to consider. In terms of going against the spread, Tech has been 7-5-0 overall and 3-3-0 as the underdog, while LSU is 5-6-0 overall and 4-4-0 as favorite.
Tuesday night’s LSU vs. Texas Tech meeting for the 2015 Texas Bowl gets started at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Live television coverage will be on ESPN around the United States. For live streaming online coverage, cable and satellite viewers can log into WatchESPN via mobile apps or a web browser, where available. Sirius XM Satellite Radio will also have live audio commentary starting at 9 p.m. ET on channel 80.