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OU appears Sun Bowl bound

Jake Trotter Modified: April 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm •  Published: November 22, 2009

Win or lose at Bedlam this weekend, Oklahoma’s most likely bowl destination appears to be the Sun Bowl.

If Oklahoma State wins Bedlam: The Cowboys would go to the Fiesta. That would leave the Cotton to choose from Nebraska, Texas Tech and Missouri. Except that Tech went there last year, and Nebraska will have just played in the Big 12 title game in Cowboys Stadium. So the Cotton could take Missouri. That would send Nebraska to the Holiday and Tech to the Alamo.

The Sun is next in the pecking order, and would be left to decide between a 6-6 OU or 6-6 Texas A&M. While it’s possible the Sun could take A&M because of its proximity to El Paso, the Sooners hammered A&M 65-10 this year, which probably gives them the nod.

But, if the Sun did take A&M, OU would be snatched up by the Insight Bowl, and ironically play in the same city as the Fiesta, which would be hosting OSU.

If OU wins Bedlam: The Sooners would knock OSU out of the BCS. But because OSU would then go to the Cotton, OU would still be looking at the Sun. Nebraska would head to the Holiday and Tech, the Alamo.

The Sun would then probably take a 7-5 OU coming off a huge victory, instead of Missouri or A&M.

The opponent: At this point, it’s unclear who OU would play in the Sun, which gets the third-place team in the Pac-10. But some possibilities include USC, Oregon State, Stanford, California and Arizona, coached by Mike Stoops.

The date: 11 a.m. Dec. 31.

-JT

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