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.
Allstate BCS National Championship Game: (8:30 PM, ESPN) Alabama 11-1 vs. Louisiana State 13-0.
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