clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Houston vs. SDSU, Las Vegas Bowl 2016: Time, live stream, TV schedule, and how to watch

New, 9 comments

Former Texas quarterback Major Applewhite’s first game as a head coach is on Saturday.

NCAA Football: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl-Houston vs Florida State Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Since the hire of new Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman late in November, the eyes of Texas have been pointed towards the Space City, where offensive coordinator Major Applewhite is now the head coach.

Applewhite was the favorite to return to Austin once again following stints as a player and assistant, but ultimately took over the job from interim head coach Todd Orlando, Herman’s defensive coordinator for the Cougars.

Keep on eye on the multiple 3-4 defense Orlando runs at Houston, as he’s expected to take the same position for Texas. In the secondary, safeties coach Craig Naivar is also expected to follow Herman to Austin after spending his 10th season on the same staff as Herman. He’s also the co-defensive coordinator, so Naivar and Orlando represent the true brain trust of that Houston defense.

Likewise, the offense run by Applewhite is Herman’s offense that quarterback Shane Buechele will get the first chance to run next season.

The team that takes the field today in Las Vegas might not quite play like Herman’s team, but his fingerprints are all over it and two key assistants on this Houston team are bound for the Texas staff.

So this game will provide some snapshots into the future for the Longhorns.

Saturday’s bowl games

Bowl Team Location Time (ET) / TV Streaming
Bowl Team Location Time (ET) / TV Streaming
Gildan New Mexico Bowl New Mexico vs. UTSA Albuquerque, NM 2 p.m. / ESPN WatchESPN
Las Vegas Bowl Houston vs. San Diego State Las Vegas, NV 3:30 p.m. / ABC ESPN3
Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Appalachian State vs. Toledo Montgomery, AL 5:30 p.m. / ESPN WatchESPN
AutoNation Cure Bowl UCF vs. Arkansas State Orlando, FL 5:30 p.m. / CBSSN CBSSports.com
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl Southern Miss vs. UL Lafayette New Orleans, LA 9 p.m. / ESPN WatchESPN