Mike Leach taking on his old team? Is it possible to fight an air raid with an air raid? Please add me to the list. Leach is seeking $2.4 million from Texas Tech for his final year as head coach of the Red Raiders in 2009. That’s how long the legal dispute has gone on. The resultant tale will almost certainly elicit a nice quip from Leach, who is always up for a strange phrase or two.
In terms of the on-field matchup, the styles are comparable due to Leach’s time at Mississippi State and the fact that his roots are still there at Texas Tech. Will Rogers, the quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, ranks second in the country with 4,449 passing yards this season. Three quarterbacks (Henry Colombi, Donovan Smith, and Tyler Shough) threw for more than 800 yards apiece for the Red Raiders. Shough started the season as the starter, but he was injured and was replaced by Colombi. Smith was Tech’s starting quarterback at the end of the season.
This season, Mississippi State has earned strong victories against North Carolina State, Texas A&M, Kentucky, and Auburn, which is why the Bulldogs are favored by more than a score over the 6-6 Red Raiders.
The TExas Tech and Miss. State will face off on ESPN on Tuesday, December 28 at 6:45 p.m.
There are 44 total bowl games this season, including the Playoffs games and Championship, as well as selection committee bowl games like the Liberty, Alamo and Peach Bowls. Here’s the full schedule. Playoff games in bold,
12/28 TExas Tech vs. Miss. State (Liberty Bowl)
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
6:45 p.m. on ESPN. Stream on fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
12/29 Oklahoma vs. Oregon (Alamo Bowl),
Alamodome,San Antonio, TX
9:15 p.m. on ESPN. Stream on fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.
12/30 Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh (Peach Bowl),
7 p.m. on ESPN. Stream on fuboTV, Sling, DirecTV Stream, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV.