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Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU's Mike the Tiger mascot and the Golden Band from Tigerland are used to NRG Stadium in Houston.

LSU and Texas Tech players can look forward to taking selfies while wearing Texas-sized belt buckles, all the while wrapped in alpaca throws.

And when they’re finished, they can transport all of their new gear in duffel bags.

The bowl gifts for the Texas Bowl includes an odd array of items: selfie stick, belt buckle, duffel bag and alpaca throw.

You were wondering what an alpaca throw was weren't you?

You were wondering what an alpaca throw was weren’t you?

That’s what the Tigers and the Red Raiders will receive upon arrival in Houston on Dec. 26, three days ahead of their game at NRG Stadium.

Bowl gifts are one of the perks for qualifying for a bowl. The NCAA allows each bowl to award up to $550 worth of gifts to 125 participants per school. Schools can buy additional gifts to distribute to participants beyond that 125 limits.

Fossil watches and Ogio backpacks are some of the most popular bowl gifts this year. Here’s the full list of bowl gifts, according to