Chart: Meineke Car Care Bowl at a glance

  • Updated: December 22, 2012 - 7:36 PM

A look at Friday's matchup in Houston:

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Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege has passed for 38 touchdowns this season.

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MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL

8 p.m. Friday at Reliant Stadium, Houston • TV: ESPN (100.3-FM, 1130-AM)

Records: Texas Tech 7-5, 4-5 Big 12; Gophers 6-6, 2-6 in Big Ten

Coaches: Tech, Chris Thomson (interim, first game); Gophers, Jerry Kill (9-15 in second season)

Points Per Game: Texas Tech 37.8 scored, 31.8 allowed; Gophers 21.3 scored, 23.9 allowed

About the Red Raiders: It's a senior-dominated offense, starting with senior quarterback Seth Doege (70.4 percent completions, 38 touchdown passes). His chief weapons are a pair of 900-yard receivers: senior Darrin Moore, who caught 13 TD passes, and junior Eric Ward, who snagged 11. Together, the Raiders average 362 yards per game through the air, second most in Division I. And even their 139.5-yard rushing average, which ranked last in the Big 12, nearly equals the Gophers' 146.1.

About the Gophers: They are keeping quiet about who will start at quarterback in the bowl game, but MarQueis Gray is completely healthy again after an injury-plagued senior season. He gives Minnesota's offense a jolt, especially since freshman Philip Nelson has gone 14 consecutive quarters without throwing a touchdown pass. The Gophers intercepted 11 passes this year and sacked the quarterback 25 times, both of which will come in handy. Texas Tech surrendered 18 sacks, and their minus-12 turnover margin was one of the worst in the country.

PHIL MILLER

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Washington - LP: D. Fister 1
Seattle - LP: R. Elias 1 FINAL
Baltimore - WP: W. Chen 2
Texas - LP: J. Williams 2 FINAL
Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar 12
Colorado - LP: F. Morales 2 FINAL
Detroit - WP: J. Verlander 4
Cincinnati - WP: M. Latos 5 FINAL
Miami - LP: J. Cosart 2
San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong 5 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 1
LA Angels - WP: M. Shoemaker 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - LP: J. Hellickson 3
NY Yankees - LP: C. Capuano 3 FINAL
Boston - WP: A. Ranaudo 4
Minnesota - LP: C. Fien 8 FINAL
Chicago WSox - WP: J. Guerra 10
Toronto - LP: A. Loup 1 FINAL
Houston - WP: J. Veras 3
Milwaukee - WP: W. Peralta 7 FINAL
St. Louis - LP: A. Wainwright 4
Kansas City - WP: J. Guthrie 1 FINAL
Oakland - LP: S. Gray 0
Pittsburgh - WP: T. Watson 9 FINAL
Arizona - LP: B. Schultz 4
Atlanta - LP: M. Minor 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: E. Stults 10
Chicago Cubs - WP: K. Hendricks 8 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: D. Haren 2
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Buffalo
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NY Jets
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Baltimore
New England 8/7/14 6:30 PM
Washington
Cincinnati 8/7/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
Seattle 8/7/14 8:00 PM
Denver
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San Diego
Philadelphia 1 FINAL
Sporting Kansas City 1
Winnipeg 27 FINAL
Hamilton 26
Toronto 31 FINAL
Montreal 5
Brt Columbia 25 FINAL
Calgary 24
Saskatchewan 6:00 PM
Ottawa
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Winnipeg
Edmonton 8/8/14 6:00 PM
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San Antonio 79
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