This season, the Big 12 is sending a whopping 70 percent of its teams to bowls. As the amount and variety of bowl games grows larger and larger with each passing season, it can become hard to keep track of it all. With bowl season already upon us, here is a brief summary of what the Big 12 will be up to.
7. Texas - Allstate Sugar Bowl
Poor Texas. The Big 12 runner-ups got one of the worst draws in college football, as they will have to face a Georgia Bulldogs that arguably should have been in the four-team playoff for the national championship. Regardless, the Longhorns will not be going down without a fight, so expect this to be an exciting game.
6. Oklahoma - Capital One Orange Bowl
Uh-oh. The Oklahoma Sooners are set to play the Alabama Crimson Tide for a spot in the national championship and, quite frankly, it doesn't look good. The Sooners may have Heisman hopeful Kyler Murray at the helm, but that is not going to be enough to beat this seemingly unstoppable Nick Saban led super-squad.
5. TCU - Cheez-It Bowl
The Horned Frogs have fallen off significantly since the days of Trevone Boykin, but that is not to say that they are irrelevant. TCU will have a chance to show off their skill this bowl season in a matchup against the California Golden Bears that will likely end up coming down to the wire.
4. Baylor - Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl, Houston, Texas
Much like TCU, Baylor has lost much of its relevancy since the days of Robert Griffin III , but that is not to say that they are no longer a good team under Matt Rhule. The Bears are set to play the Vanderbilt Commodores in what should be a fairly evenly matched game.
3. West Virginia - Camping World Bowl
Behind star quarterback Will Grier, the Mountaineers have had another successful season culminating in a top-20 year-end ranking. WVU will face off against the Syracuse Orange, in what will be Grier's last chance to impress NFL scouts at the collegiate level before the Draft. Nothing like a Senior Bowl tune-up.
2. Iowa State - Valero Alamo Bowl
Mark my words, this is going to be the biggest blowout of bowl season. Iowa State nearly lost to an FCS team last week, and now they are set to play one of the best teams in the country in Washington State. If you are a Cyclones fan, do not get your hopes up.
1. Oklahoma State - AutoZone Liberty Bowl
Oklahoma State is going to have to face off against one of the best quarterbacks in the country in Missouri's Drew Lock, and chances are they will not be able to handle it. The Cowboys are by no means a bad team, but the odds of them stopping Mizzou's high-powered offense are slim to none.