Here’s the Full List of This Year’s Big 12 Bowl Games
The Big 12 has seven teams in the hunt for bowl glory.
Baker Mayfield and the Big 12 Champion Oklahoma Sooners are the prized ham making it into the College Football Playoffs, which will all but eliminate the talk about how the Big 12 is disadvantaged by not having a conference championship game.
The Big 12 also snuck Oklahoma State into an at-large bid in the January 6 bowl games.
Below is a list of all seven 2015 bowl games for the Big 12:
Oklahoma vs Clemson - Orange Bowl, December 31, 2015
This is the semi-final game for the College Football Playoff. Baker Mayfield and the Sooners are matched up against Deshaun Watson and the Clemson Tigers. Samaje Perine is the difference maker in a battle of Heisman hopefuls at the QB position.
If Oklahoma wins, they'll play the winner of Michigan State vs Alabama.
Oklahoma State vs Ole Miss - Sugar Bowl, January 1, 2016
Ole Miss was a fluke play away from beating Arkansas for an opportunity to play in the SEC Championship Game thanks to them beating Alabama early in the year. Oklahoma State is the worst 9-2 this year. Ole Miss will want to exact their revenge on the Big 12 after getting housed by TCU last bowl season.
TCU vs Oregon - Alamo Bowl, January 2, 2016
Oregon started out slow and got on a roll to end the season. TCU limped into the season, got hot in the middle, then limped to the end. After a season marred by injury and arrests, TCU should at least have a healthy Trevone Boykin to go bowling with.
West Virginia vs Arizona State - Cactus Bowl, January 2, 2016
As disappointing a season as Skylar Howard and West Virginia had, Arizona State was more disappointing. Todd Graham is 2-1 all time in bowl games with Arizona State.
Kansas State vs Arkansas - Liberty Bowl, January 2, 2016
Arkansas started 2-4. The final six games, they were 5-1, with their one loss by a single point. They will only be healthier by the time the bowl game gets here. It seems like Brett Bielema had a reason to prove himself after the Tech game. Bill Snyder is 7-9 in bowl games. I will definitely be rooting for Kansas State.
Baylor vs North Carolina - Russell Athletic Bowl, December 29, 2015
I'm not sure of the plan at QB for Baylor, but hopefully it's better than the plan they had against Texas. Though I loved the Baylor offense in the second half of that game. If they had kept the vertical play action passing game, along with the wildcat and read option game, I think they could have won the game. That, and not fumble in the last drive of the game.
Texas Tech vs LSU - Texas Bowl, December 29, 2015
I will write about this game elsewhere, but my initial reaction was, "Oh, Fournette."
Then: "Well, Tech did beat an SEC team that beat LSU."
This is obviously a dangerous game for Texas Tech, but don't count out Kliff Kingsbury and his perfect bowl record.