Everything you need to know about the Texas A&M vs. Louisville Music City Bowl live stream and TV broadcast, as well as game notes and prediction.
The Texas A&M Aggies will battle the Louisville Cardinals in Nashville on Dec. 30 for the Music City Bowl.
The Aggies (8-4, 4-4 SEC) are searching for their fifth bowl win in the last five seasons, which ties Michigan State for the longest streak in the FBS. Texas A&M won two of its last three to finish the 2015 regular season, losing to LSU, 19-7, its last time out. The Aggies held a slim, 7-6 lead heading into halftime, but the Tigers scored 14 unanswered points to close out the ball game. In a defensive battle, the Texas A&M offense was limited to just 89 rushing yards. Kyle Allen finished with a modest night, completing 15-of-28 passes for 161 yards and a touchdown. Turnovers stalled the Aggies momentum at times as Texas A&M had an interception and two fumbles on the afternoon. The Music City Bowl invitation was the program’s seventh straight bowl berth, which is the longest streak in school history.
The Cardinals (7-5, 5-3 ACC) are making their sixth straight bowl appearance and 20th overall. Louisville closed out the 2015 regular season winning five of its last six games, including a 38-24 victory over in-state rival Kentucky. The Wildcats led 24-7 at halftime, but the Cardinals stormed back in the second half scoring 31 unanswered points for the come-from-behind victory. The two-headed monster in the Louisville backfield consisting of Lamar Jackson (17 car, 186 yards, 2 TD) and Brandon Radcliff (14 car, 62 yards, 2 TD) led the way offensively. Jackson complemented the effort with his legs with an additional 130 yards and a touchdown through the air. Jackson’s performance came in relief as he replaced starter Kyle Bolin, who had thrown two interceptions prior to being benched. The Cardinals are 9-9-1 all-time in bowl games and are 2-3 under Bobby Petrino, who is making his ninth appearance in a bowl game during his 11 seasons as a head coach.
The 2015 Music City Bowl will mark the fourth meeting between Texas A&M and Lousiville, with the Aggies leading the series 3-0. Bobby Petrino and Kevin Sumlin will face off for the first time in their careers.
Below is everything you need to know about the matchup, including the Music City Bowl live stream, TV broadcast information, game notes and prediction.
Music City Bowl Live Stream, TV Broadcast Information
- Venue: Nissan Stadium
- Date: Wednesday, December 30
- Kickoff Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- National TV: ESPN
- Music City Bowl Live Stream: Watch ESPN, No Radio Stream Available
Both teams have stumbled in 2015, but Texas A&M has a far tougher O-line than Louisville, which means occasional holes for Carson and a whole lot of pressure from Garrett and Hall off the edge. Plus, Kirk, quiet down the stretch, will be an X-factor. He’ll do something on offense or special teams that reminds viewers why he was one of the premier true freshmen of the past season.
For the final score prediction, check out our Music City Bowl preview.
- Myles Garrett leads the SEC in QB sacks (11.5), tackles for loss (18.5) and forced fumbles (5).
- A win over Texas A&M would give Bobby Petrino his 100th win of his career.
- Senior RB Tra Carson and Kirk are striving to become the fourth Aggie duo to reach 1,000 in rushing and receiving, respectively, in the same season.