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DXL Frisco Bowl: Ten Facts About SMU vs Louisiana Tech

The matchup for the inaugural DXL Frisco Bowl is set. And before the first-ever bowl game at Toyota Stadium is played on December 20, let's look at ten things you might not know heading into the game:

  1. The 2017 DXL Frisco Bowl marks SMU's 16th bowl appearance. 
  2. This will be Louisiana Tech’s fourth consecutive bowl appearance and a second straight in Dallas-Fort Worth (Armed Forces Bowl, 2016) 
  3. This will be the fifth ever meeting between the two schools with Louisiana Tech winning three times in the previous four contests. 
  4. SMU's previous bowl game appearance was four years ago in the 2012 Hawaii Bowl against Fresno State. SMU came out victorious 43-10.
  5. Louisiana Tech has nine alumni playing in the NFL, including Xavier Woods, who currently practices down the street from Toyota Stadium for the Dallas Cowboys.
  6. Meanwhile, SMU has thirteen alumni playing in the NFL. One has spent his high school, college, and NFL career in the DFW area: Cole Beasley.
  7. SMU has won seven of their fifteen bowl games.
  8. Louisiana Tech has appeared in nine Division I FBS bowl games and won five of those games.
  9. All-American wide receiver Courtland Sutton finished the regular season with more than 1,000 receiving yards.
  10. Louisiana Tech is one of only two teams in C-USA (along with WKU) to have gone to three bowl games in a row and become bowl eligible a fourth year. 

The first-ever DXL Frisco Bowl will be played Wednesday, December 20, at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium and air nationally on ESPN. Tickets to the DXL Frisco Bowl can be purchased here or via telephone at (855) 492-8053.  Phone orders may be placed Monday-Saturday (9am – 9pm CT) and Sunday (10am – 6pm CT).