Vanderbilt to face Baylor in Texas Bowl

Vanderbilt officially accepted an invitation Sunday to the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl in Houston, to be played at 8 p.m. CT at NRG Stadium on ESPN. Vanderbilt will face Baylor of the Big 12 Conference.

The Dores (6-6, 3-5 SEC) return to the postseason for the first time since 2016 when they faced North Carolina State in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26, 2016. Vanderbilt’s trip to the Texas Bowl marks the program’s ninth all-time appearance, but its sixth in the past 10 seasons. The Commodores are 4-3-1 all-time in postseason play and seek their first bowl victory since a 41-24 win over Houston in the 2014 BBVA Compass Bowl.