Simulation: Red Raiders defeat Bulls in Alabama

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to our simulation, Texas Tech will win the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday afternoon. The Red Raiders defeated the South Florida Bulls, 28-20, at Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama.

Our simulation says the Red Raiders will win their second straight game, ending their campaign with a 7-6 record. The Bulls, the simulation suggests, will fall to 9-3.

Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury celebrates with Nic Shimonek after the Bowl win (Getty Images)

Texas Tech Red Raiders head coach Kliff Kingsbury celebrates with Nic Shimonek after the Bowl win (Getty Images)

Red Raiders quarterback Nick Shimonek went 32 of 50 for 412 passing yards. He also had three touchdowns.

Tre King, Dylan Cantrell and Cameron Batson each had a touchdown reception.

Justin Stockton had 11 carries for 65 yards. Desmond Nisby had eight carries for 29 yards, while King also had 11 carries for 29 yards, including a three-yard touchdown.

Cantrell had nine receptions for 133 yards, including a six-yard touchdown reception. Keke Coutee had seven receptions for 101 yards. Batson had six receptions for 51 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown reception. King had three receptions for 30 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown reception.

Bulls quarterback Quinton Flowers went 15 of 28 for 123 passing yards. He had one touchdown and one interception.

His touchdown pass went to DeVontres Dukes.

Darius Tice had 19 carries for 110 yards. D’Ernest Johnson had 14 carries for 58 yards. Flowers had 14 carries for 45 yards, including a six-yard rushing touchdown.

Marquez Scantling had two receptions for 25 yards. Tyre McCants had four receptions for 25 yards. Dukes had a 24 yard touchdown reception.

Bulls kicker Emilio Nadelman also made two field goals.

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