Texas Bowl

2009 Texas Bowl Tickets

The 2009 Texas Bowl will be another one of those awesome college football bowl games. This one matches up two fantastic teams. The Missouri Tigers will take on the the Navy Midshipmen on December 31 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. Missouri is 8-4 on the season and finished 2nd in the Big 12 North. The Tigers are making their 5th consecutive appearance in a post-season bowl and their 6th in eight years under Coach Gary Pinkel. The Navy Midshipmen team represents the United States Naval Academy in the 2009 NCAA Division and has their 1st time in seven years appearing in one of the college football bowl games. Their home stadium is the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, close to our Nation's capital Washington, DC.

Traditionally a representative of the Big 12 Conference and a rotating bid from the Big East and the Conference-USA will be matched-up for this Bowl game.

Texas Bowl Logo

Before 2006 the Bowl was known as Houston Bowl, which was played in the years 2002 to 2005. And the very first game was actually the GalleryFurniture.com Bowl at the Astrodome back in 2001 before it got moved to the new Reliant Stadium as the EV1.Net Houston Bowl. But in 2005 the sponsorship fell and the game had to be discontinued. The NFL network took over management and naming rights to the game in 2005, and the Texas Bowl was born.

The Bowl is played at Reliant Stadium in Houston. The stadium holds 71,500 spectators and is also the home of the NFL's Houston Texans. Not too long ago, in 2002, the stadium was opened and is one of the newest and most state-of-the-art facilities in the country, AND the very first one in America to have a retractable roof.

Reliant Stadium Houston

Reliant Stadium, due to its multi-use purpose, has been host to many events, including Super Bowl XXXVIII on February 1, 2004 and WrestleMania XXV on April 5, 2009.

Buy your 2009 Texas Bowl Tickets now before it is too late and be one of the tens of thousands enthusiastic fans in this great stadium. 2009 Bowl events around the city and the stadium include the Team Luncheon on Tuesday, December 29th, the Naval Academy Tailgate on December, 31st before the game and the TexFest in Budweiser Plaza (the latter two starting at 11.30am).

Here is some Bowl History:
  • 2009: Navy Midshipmen 35 vs. Missouri Tigers 13
  • 2008: Rice Owls 38 vs. Western Michigan Broncos 14
  • 2007: Houston Cougars 13 vs. TCU Horned Frogs 20
  • 2006: Rutgers Scarlet Knights 37 vs. Kansas State Wildcats 10

  • Houston Bowl (until 2005):
  • 2005: TCU Horned Frogs 27 vs. Iowa State Cyclones 24
  • 2004: Colorado Buffaloes 33 vs. UTEP Miners 28
  • 2003: Texas Tech Red Raiders 38 vs. Navy Midshipmen 14
  • 2002: Oklahoma State Cowboys 33 vs. Southern Miss Golden Eagles 23
  • 2001: Texas A&M Aggies vs. TCU Horned Frogs

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