Baring a Louisville upset of Rutgers this weekend, it looks like the most likely bowl destination for the Irish this year is the Texas Bowl in Houston on Decemeber 30. Should Louisville pull the upset over Rutgers, Notre Dame would be eligible for the Sun Bowl against Oregon State.
KHOU in Houston noted today that the Irish are the likely opponent for the Rice Owls who accepted a bid to the Texas Bowl today.
Rice’s opponent in the 2008 Texas Bowl will be announced later this week, however it has been widely reported it is expected to be Notre Dame.
Rice has one of the best offenses in the country (statistically), but they also have one of the worst defenses (statistically) in the country as well.
I’m just going to say it now… if we can’t end the bowl losing streak in the freaking Texas Bowl against a team like Rice, what does that say about where we stand as a program.