A look back at their seasons:
Arkansas Razorbacks (6-6, 2-6 in Southeastern Conference — West Division):
Don’t let the record fool you — the Razorbacks are surging, having won three of their final five games of the season, including back-to-back shutouts of LSU and Ole Miss. This is the Razorbacks’ first bowl trip since the end of the 2011 season, when then-coach Bobby Petrino led them to the Cotton Bowl where they beat Kansas State
Texas Longhorns (6-6, 5-4 in Big 12):
Charlie Strong has the Longhorns in a bowl game in his first season as head coach, and like Arkansas the Longhorns had to rally to get into bowl season. A late season stretch where the Longhorns won four of five games lifted Texas to six wins before their season-finale loss to TCU. Texas is now getting a lift in recruiting heading into signing day.