Texas Tech is looking for one last victory this football season.
"It' really exciting," Cheerleader Kelsey Bearden said. "We didn't go to a bowl game last year, so it's a really big deal getting to go this year."
"There are people excited about the bowl game," Sophomore Tyler Cowan said." think they may be trying to forget some points in the season that hadn't been going very well."
On December 28th the Red Raiders will face a familiar foe-playing the University of Minnesota Gophers in the Meineke Car Care Bowl.
"We played them in 2006," Bearden said. "We were actually behind them for a really long time and they came back, from I think it was a 41 point deficit to win the game, so that should make it more interesting."
That game still holds the record for biggest comeback in the bowl series and it might leave the gophers hungry for a little revenge.
"I really hope we win," Cowan said. "That would be nice."
But the Red Raiders won't be giving up so easy.
Bearden said the game has lifted the schools spirit.
"I feel like it's gone up quite a bit just because we actually get to go to a bowl game this year," Bearden said. "So I think it's gone up a lot."
Tickets are already on sale for the game which will be played at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
It is a good eight and a half hour drive to Houston and while Tech expects a big crowd not everyone will be making the trip.
"Probably not," Cowan said "I am not much of a game traveler, especially when it comes to teams, so probably not."