When: Dec. 31, 2:30 p.m. ET (ESPN2)
The Game: A product of the internet age, the EV1.net Houston Bowl began life as the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl in 2000. Now played at Reliant Stadium, in Houston, Texas, the game has conference ties with the SEC and Big 12, although the SEC will not be represented this season.
The Teams: Iowa State (7-4, 4-4) finished in a tie for second in the Big 12 North and shared the fifth-best record in the conference. TCU (10-1, 8-0) won the Mountain West.
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