I know this is going to sound incredibly stupid, but bear with me: ESPN has already released bowl game projections.

I know, I know: It's entirely too early and Texas Tech is 0-1 and there is zero hope on the horizon for some of the fanbase, but the bowl game that Texas Tech was projected to have is just too juicy not to share.

Texas Tech was pegged to play in the Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl vs an SEC opponent in Arkansas.

How fitting would it be to play at NRG, the same place this season started so disastrously, against a former rival in the Arkansas Razorbacks. It would also allow the Red Raiders to slay the SEC dragon that thwarted them on September 1st.

Not to mention the Razorbacks and Red Raiders are one in one in the last two meetings and need a rematch. Texas Tech won the last meeting in 2015. You might remember the press conference after the game:

No, it's not Brett Bielema that is guiding the Razorbacks anymore but it would still be a great match up. Chad Morris, the new razorback head coach, has his own links to the Red Raiders and Texas Tech.

Alright, back to reality and your regularly scheduled programming for 2018.

Next up: Lamar.

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