Aggies and Cowboys will descend on Bayou City later this month for the 2023 TaxAct Texas Bowl.

Texas A&M University and Oklahoma State University will play in this year’s contest set for December 27 at NRG Stadium, according to an announcement over the weekend from the bowl organizing committee.

Texas A&M will represent the Southeastern Conference, while Oklahoma State will represent the Big 12 Conference. The two teams most recently played one another in the 2019 TaxAct Texas Bowl when Texas A&M defeated Oklahoma State, 24-21. The 2023 TaxAct Texas Bowl will mark the Aggies fourth appearance in the bowl and their first since 2019. The Cowboys will make their second appearance in the TaxAct Texas Bowl.

TaxAct Texas Bowl Executive Director David Fletcher said the bowl has become one of the largest annual events in the Houston community. “We can’t wait to host these teams and their fan bases for a full week of Texas-themed events that will culminate in a primetime showdown at NRG Stadium on December 27,” Fletcher said.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPN and simulcasted on ESPN+ with national radio on ESPN Radio.

Texas A&M comes to Houston on the heels of a 7-5 season, finishing 4-4 in the SEC. Oklahoma State enters the game 9-4, with a 7-3 finish in the Big 12 conference.

The 2023 edition of the TaxAct Texas Bowl marks the event’s 10th year of affiliation with the Big 12 and the SEC. In the 2022 TaxAct Texas Bowl, Texas Tech defeated Ole Miss, 42-25.

The bowl game isn't the only major college football matchup Houston is hosting this season. The NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship will be played Monday January 8 at NRG Stadium. That game will feature the winning teams from the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl.  

Tickets and suites for the TaxAct Texas Bowl are now available for purchase, along with details of the week’s activities, at

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