The Bowl season for the Big 12 football teams hit high gear Wednesday, December 28th, with No. 24 Texas (7-5) meeting California (7-5) in the Holiday Bowl. This marks the first of five bowls involving Big 12 Schools over the next week. The Bowl games started earlier this week and have continued to weed out the winners and the losers. Tuesday North Carolina beat out Louisville 31-24. It was a close game and in the very end the Cardinals had one last chance to send the game into overtime after stopping N.C. State on fourth-and-2. However luck was not on their side and on a third-and-12 Dontae Johnson sacked Bridgewater for an 11-yard loss setting up a game clinching interception by David Amerson. Here is a full list of the Bowl Games that are coming up this weekend:
Wednesday December 28th, 2011
- Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman: (4:30 PM, ESPN) Air Force 7-5 vs. Toledo 8-4.
- Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl: (8 PM, ESPN) California 7-5 vs. Texas 7-5.
Thursday December 29th, 2011
- Champs Sports Bowl: (5:30 PM, ESPN) Florida State 8-4 vs. Nortre Dame 8-4.
- Valero Alamo Bowl: (9 PM, ESPN) Baylor 9-3 vs. Washington 7-5
Friday December 30th, 2011
- Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl: (12 PM, ESPN) Brigham Young 9-3 vs. Tulsa 8-4.
- New Era Pinstripe Bowl: (3:20 PM, ESPN) Iowa State 6-6 vs. Rutgers 8-4.
- Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: (6:40 PM, ESPN) Mississippi State 6-6 vs. Wake Forest 6-6.
- Insight Bowl: (10 PM, ESPN) Iowa 7-5 vs. Oklahoma 9-3.
Saturday December 31st, 2011
- Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: (12 PM, ESPN) Northwestern 6-6 vs. Texas A&M 6-6.
- Hyundai Sun Bowl: (2 PM, ESPN) Georgia Tech 8-4 vs. Utah 7-5.
- AutoZone Liberty Bowl: (3:30 PM, ESPN) Cincinnati 9-3 vs. Vanderbilt 6-6.
- Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: (3:30 PM, ESPN) Illinois 6-6 vs. UCLA.
- Chick-fil-A Bowl: (7:30 PM, ESPN) Auburn 7-5 vs. Virginia 8-4.
Monday January 2nd, 2011
- TicketCity Bowl: (12PM, ESPN) Houston 12-1 vs. Penn State 9-3.
- Capital One Bowl: (1 PM, ESPN) Nebraska 9-3 vs. South Carolina 10-2.
- Outback Bowl: (1 PM, ABC) Georgia 10-3 vs. Michigan State 10-3.
- Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl: (1 PM, ESPN2) Florida 6-6 vs. Ohio State 6-6.
- Rose Bowl Presented by Vizio: (5 PM, ESPN) Oregon 11-2 vs. Wisconsin 11-2.
- Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: (8:30 PM, ESPN) Oklahoma State 11-1 vs. Stanford 11-1.
Tuesday January 3rd, 2011
- Allstate Sugar Bowl: (8:30 PM, ESPN) Michigan 10-2 vs. Virginia Tech 11-2.
Wednesday January 4th, 2011
- Discover Orange Bowl: (8:30 PM, ESPN) Clemson 10-3 vs. West Virginia 9-3.
Friday January 6th, 2011
- AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic: (8 PM, FOX) Arkansas 10-2 vs. Kansas State 10-2.
Saturday January 7th, 2011
- BBVA Compass Bowl: (1 PM, ESPN) Pittsburgh 6-6 vs. SMU 7-5.
Sunday January 8th, 2011
- GoDaddy.com Bowl: (9 PM, ESPN) Arkansas State10-2 vs. Northern Illinois 10-3.
- Allstate BCS National Championship Game: (8:30 PM, ESPN) Alabama 11-1 vs. Louisiana State 13-0.
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