Rivals Texas, Arkansas to meet in Texas Bowl

Arkansas will face a familiar opponent in its first bowl game in three seasons, taking on former Southwest Conference rival Texas in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29.

Led by second-year coach Bret Bielema, the Razorbacks rebounded from back-to-back losing seasons this year and finished 6-6 while snapping a 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak.

They'll face the Longhorns and first-year coach Charlie Strong, an Arkansas native. Texas (6-6) struggled early before using a late-season three-game winning streak to finish 5-4 in the Big 12 and secure its bowl eligibility.

The former rivals last played in 2008, with Texas winning 52-10, and they last met in a bowl game in the 2000 Cotton Bowl.