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Bowl Games 2011: Big 12 Conference Scheduled For 8 Bowl Games

Eight of the 10 teams in the Big 12 Conference will make bowl game appearances in the 2011 bowl matchups, including a BCS bowl game matchup for the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Here's a look at the upcoming Bowl Schedule for the Big 12 Conference:

  • Independence Bowl: Dec. 26, 4:00 p.m. CST
    Missouri Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

    The Tigers (7-5) come into the game winners of 4 of their last 5 games, losing only by three points in a 39-42 loss to the Baylor Bears on November 5. The Tar Heels (7-5) finished the season with a 37-21 win against the Duke Blue Devils, but lost 4 of their last 6 games.
  • Bridgeport Holiday Bowl: Dec. 28, 8:00 p.m. CST
    California Golden Bears vs. Texas Longhorns

    In another matchup of 7-win teams, the Golden Bears (7-5) will face the Longhorns (7-5). California finished the season with a 47-38 win, ending the month with 20+ points scored in each of their November games. The Longhorns, meanwhile, enter the game after dropping 3 of their last 4 games.
  • Valero Alamo Bowl: Dec. 29, 9:00 p.m. CST
    Washington Huskies vs. Baylor Bears

    The Baylor Bears (9-3) enter their game against Washington (7-5) having won five straight games. The Bears have not lost since their 24-59 drubbing against the Oklahoma St. Cowboys on October 29.
  • Pinstripe Bowl: Dec. 30, 3:20 p.m. CST
    Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Iowa St. Cyclones

    The Scarlet Knights (8-4) make a showing in the Win One for the Gipper game in New York after finishing fourth in the Big East conference in 2011. They will take on Iowa St., who have lost two straight and allowed 30 or more points seven times in the 2011 season.
  • Insight Bowl: Dec. 30, 10:00 p.m. CST
    Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

    The Sooners (9-3) and Hawkeyes (7-5) square off against each other at Sun Devil Stadium  in Tempe, Arizona. Both teams finished fourth their respective conference and division.
  • Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Dec. 31, 12:00 p.m. CST
    Northwestern Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies

    Northwestern (6-6), who stunned the Nebraska Cornhuskers on November 5 and finished their season with an impressive 5-1 stretch, take on the Aggies (6-6) who have lost four of their last five, winning only in their 61-7 blowout of the Kansas Jayhawks on November 19.
  • Fiesta Bowl: Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. CST
    Stanford Cardinal vs. Oklahoma St. Cowboys

    The Cardinal (11-1), top in the Pac-12, face the Oklahoma State Cowboys (11-1), best in the Big 12. The Fiesta Bowl promises to offer a fireworks display of offensive might as both teams enter the game having scored 28 or more points in every game in the 2011 season. The Cowboys have also scored more than 50 points a whopping six times.
  • AT&T Cotton Bowl: Jan. 6, 7:00 pp.m. CST
    Kansas St. Wildcats vs. Arkansas Razorbacks

    The Wildcats (10-2) will head to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, this January to take on the Razorbacks (10-2), who finished third in the West Division of the Southeastern Conference. The Razorbacks' two losses came at the hands of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers -- the very two teams competing for the BCS Championship this year.


For more on each bowl game pairing and a complete schedule, check out to SB Nation's 2011 college football bowl game coverage. For continuing coverage of college football, head to SB Nation's college football hub.