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The 2018 Texas Bowl was a college football bowl game that was played on December 27, 2018, with kickoff at 9:00 p.m. EST.[5] It was the 13th edition of the Texas Bowl, and was one of the 2018–19 bowl games concluding the 2018 FBS football season. Sponsored by the Academy Sports + Outdoors sporting goods company, the game was officially known as the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl.

2018 Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl
13th Texas Bowl
1234 Total
Baylor 1071414 45
Vanderbilt 147710 38
DateDecember 27, 2018
Season2018
StadiumNRG Stadium
LocationHouston, Texas
MVPCharlie Brewer (QB, Baylor)[1]
FavoriteVanderbilt by 3.5[2]
RefereeGary Patterson (ACC)
Attendance51,104[3]
PayoutUS$6,300,000 [4]
United States TV coverage
NetworkESPN & ESPN Radio
AnnouncersTom Hart, Jordan Rodgers and Cole Cubelic (ESPN)
Bill Rosinski, David Norrie and Ian Fitzsimmons (ESPN Radio)
International TV coverage
NetworkESPN Deportes
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The 2018 Texas Bowl featured the Baylor Bears of the Big 12 Conference and the Vanderbilt Commodores of the Southeastern Conference. Both teams had a 6–6 record coming in to the game, making the Texas Bowl the only bowl game of the season without a team with a winning record.[6] Despite featuring a pair of .500 teams, fans were treated to one of the highest-scoring games of the bowl season that included five touchdown plays of 50 yards or more, and more than 1,200 yards (combined) of total offense.[7]

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TeamsEdit

The matchup of Baylor from the Big 12 Conference and Vanderbilt from the Southeastern Conference (SEC) was announced on December 2.[8] The teams had previously met twice, with Baylor winning both games, played in 1953 and 1954.[8]

Baylor BearsEdit

Baylor received and accepted a bid to the Texas Bowl on December 2.[8] The Bears entered the bowl with a 6–6 record (4–5 in conference).

Vanderbilt CommodoresEdit

Vanderbilt received and accepted a bid to the Texas Bowl on December 2.[8] The Commodores entered the bowl with a 6–6 record (3–5 in conference).

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP BAY VAN
1 14:04 3 65 0:56 VAN Khari Blasingame 65-yard touchdown reception from Kyle Shurmur, Ryley Guay kick good 0 7
1 9:16 12 69 4:48 BAY 23-yard field goal by Connor Martin 3 7
1 2:19 9 73 4:35 BAY John Lovett 12-yard touchdown run, Connor Martin kick good 10 7
1 0:23 4 81 1:56 VAN Ke'Shawn Vaughn 68-yard touchdown run, Ryley Guay kick good 10 14
2 11:33 8 75 3:50 BAY JaMycal Hasty 18-yard touchdown run, Connor Martin kick good 17 14
2 9:57 3 81 1:36 VAN Ke'Shawn Vaughn 69-yard touchdown run, Ryley Guay kick good 17 21
3 12:54 6 75 2:06 BAY Trestan Ebner 34-yard touchdown run, Connor Martin kick good 24 21
3 4:51 10 88 3:42 BAY Charlie Brewer 1-yard touchdown run, John Mayers kick good 31 21
3 0:16 3 54 1:24 VAN Khari Blasingame 2-yard touchdown run, Ryley Guay kick good 31 28
4 9:31 3 80 1:00 VAN Khari Blasingame 1-yard touchdown run, Ryley Guay kick good 31 35
4 9:19 1 75 0:12 BAY Trestan Ebner 75-yard touchdown reception from Charlie Brewer, John Mayers kick good 38 35
4 3:30 13 59 5:49 VAN 33-yard field goal by Ryley Guay 38 38
4 1:50 4 75 1:40 BAY Marques Jones 52-yard touchdown reception from Charlie Brewer, John Mayers kick good 45 38
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 45 38

StatisticsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 10 7 14 14 45
Commodores 14 7 7 10 38
Statistics BAY VAN
First downs 30 22
Plays–yards 81–668 62–573
Rushes–yards 46–284 24–287
Passing yards 384 286
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 21–35–1 18–38–0
Time of possession 35:26 24:34
Team Category Player Statistics
Baylor Passing Charlie Brewer 21/34, 384 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Charlie Brewer 16 car, 109 yds, 1 TD
Receiving Trestan Ebner 3 rec, 109 yds, 1 TD
Vanderbilt Passing Kyle Shurmur 18/37, 286 yds, 1 TD
Rushing Ke'Shawn Vaughn 13 car, 243 yds, 2 TD
Receiving Khari Blasingame 3 rec, 85 yds, 1 TD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ @Duns_more (December 27, 2018). "The 2018 Texas Bowl MVP is Baylor sophomore QB Charlie Brewer" (Tweet). Retrieved December 27, 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ Fawkes, Ben (December 10, 2018). "Odds for every 2018-19 CFB bowl game". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ @JessicaMorrey (December 27, 2018). "The attendance for tonight's #TexasBowl is 51,104" (Tweet). Retrieved December 27, 2018 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ "2018 Bowl Schedule". CFP.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018-19 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule". ESPN. May 2, 2018. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Mather, Victor (December 4, 2018). "From Roses to Cheez-Its, Your Guide to All 40 College Football Bowls". The New York Times. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  7. ^ "Baylor vs. Vanderbilt - Game Summary - December 27, 2018 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2018-12-28.
  8. ^ a b c d http://www.academytexasbowl.com/news/baylor-university-and-vanderbilt-university-accept-bids-to-play-in-academy-sports-outdoors-texas-bowl/

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