Music City Bowl Preview: Texas A&M vs Louisville

By EFN Staff
Published: 12/23/2015

Texas A&M Aggies (8-4) vs. Louisville Cardinals (7-5)

Bowl Game: Music City Bowl
Kickoff Time: Wednesday, December 30, 7:00 PM
Location: Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee

Texas A&M was stunned by the transfers of not one but two quarterbacks prior to bowl season, with both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray deciding to leave the program. They’ll face a hot Louisville team in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl. The Cardinals won five of their last six games to salvage their season after a slow start.

Players to watch

  • Aggies wide receiver Christian Kirk led the team with 70 receptions, 925 yards and six touchdowns.
  • Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson led the team with 10 passing touchdowns and also had team-highs of 734 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns.

Key Stats

  • Both teams are making their first appearance in the Music City Bowl.
  • Texas A&M has won its last four bowl appearances, and have an overall record of 17-19 in bowl games.
  • With the transfers of Murray and Allen, Texas A&M will start sophomore Jake Hubenak at quarterback, who completed 12-of-27 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown this season.
  • The Aggies have won all three meetings between the schools, which came in consecutive seasons between 1992-94.
  • Louisville is 8-9-1 all-time in bowl appearances.
  • The Cardinals held opponents to an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season.


  • Cardinals wide receiver Jamari Staples is questionable with a shoulder injury.