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Oklahoma, Oklahoma State bowl projections

The Oklahoman's staff takes a look at college football's postseason picture.
by John Helsley and Jason Kersey Published: November 26, 2012

AT&T Cotton (Big 12 vs. SEC), Jan. 4, 2013

Texas vs. LSU. The premier matchup: Mack Brown vs. Les Miles in a “he might say anything” faceoff.

Tostitos Fiesta (BCS vs. BCS), Jan. 3, 2013

Kansas State vs. Oregon. What a contrast — plodding vs. blazing; Bill Snyder vs. Chip Kelly.

Allstate Sugar (BCS vs. BCS), Jan. 2, 2013

Florida vs. Oklahoma. Great story line here, with Bob Stoops revisiting his launchpad to the OU job.

Discover Orange (BCS vs. BCS), Jan. 1, 2013

Florida State vs. Rutgers. This Big East automatic bid thing isn't working out so swell.

Rose Bowl Game presented by Vizio (BCS vs. BCS), Jan. 1, 2013

Stanford vs. Nebraska. No championship fervor, but at least the Rose gets its Pac-12/Big Ten matchup.

Capital One (Big Ten vs. SEC), Jan. 1, 2013

Michigan vs. Texas A&M. A new destination for the Aggies with their new SEC affiliation; a vacation spot for the Heisman?

Outback (Big Ten vs. SEC), Jan. 1, 2013

Wisconsin vs. South Carolina. The 'Ol Ball Coach will love matching his athletes with the Badgers.

Heart of Dallas (Big Ten vs. Big 12), Jan. 1, 2013

Purdue vs. TCU. Better conference affiliation for the Frogs, worse bowl game.

TaxSlayer.com Gator (Big Ten vs. SEC), Jan. 1, 2013

Northwestern vs. Mississippi State. For OSU fans, an early glance at the Bulldogs and the season opener for 2013.

Chick-fil-A (ACC vs. SEC), Dec. 31, 2012

Clemson vs. Georgia. The 'Dawgs must make chicken salad out of their SEC title game loss.

AutoZone Liberty (C-USA vs. SEC), Dec. 31, 2012

Tulsa vs. Louisiana-Monroe. Another solid season for the Golden Hurricane; another trip to Memphis.

Hyundai Sun (ACC vs. Pac-12), Dec. 31, 2012

Virginia Tech vs. USC. Didn't these teams used to be national title contenders?

Franklin American Mortgage Music City (ACC vs. SEC), Dec. 31, 2012

Miami (Fla.) vs. Ole Miss. Two teams that appear to be back on the right track.

Buffalo Wild Wings (Big 12 vs. Big Ten), Dec. 29, 2012

Iowa State vs. Michigan State. Pass the hot sauce, if you're looking for some spice here.

Valero Alamo (Big 12 vs. Pac-12), Dec. 29, 2012

Oklahoma State vs. UCLA. Last time these two met, Vernand Morency was outrunning Maurice Jones-Drew inside the Rose Bowl.

Kraft Fight Hunger (Navy vs. Pac-12), Dec. 29, 2012

Navy vs. Arizona. Rich Rod has done a nice job in his debut in the desert.

New Era Pinstripe (Big East vs. Big 12), Dec. 29, 2012

Syracuse vs. West Virginia. Just like old times for the Mountaineers. The good old times.

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces (C-USA vs. MWC), Dec. 29, 2012

East Carolina vs. Air Force. At least one team will feel right at home.

Meineke Car Care of Texas (Big Ten vs. Big 12), Dec. 28, 2012

Minnesota vs. Texas Tech. A decent chance for Tommy Tuberville to stop his annual late-season slide.

Russell Athletic (ACC vs. Big East), Dec. 28, 2012

Duke vs. Louisiana Tech. In the ACC's new mediocre universe, even Duke gets a bowl bid.

Bridgepoint Education Holiday (Big 12 vs. Pac-12), Dec. 27, 2012

Baylor vs. Oregon State. Defense takes a Holiday.

Belk (ACC vs. Big East), Dec. 27, 2012

North Carolina St. vs. Cincinnati. We know the teams, but we don't know anything about Belk or its bowl.

Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman (Army vs. ACC), Dec. 27, 2012

Bowling Green vs. Western Kentucky. Uh, where's Army? You can buy bowl spots, but not bids for 2-9 teams.

Little Caesars Pizza (MAC vs. Big Ten), Dec. 26, 2012

Northern Illinois vs. San Jose State. Uh, where's Big Ten representation? Oh yeah, on probation.

Sheraton Hawaii (C-USA vs. MWC), Dec. 24, 2012

Louisiana-Lafayette vs. Fresno State. Wait, these two teams get to go to Hawaii? For real?

MAACO Las Vegas (MWC vs. Pac-12), Dec. 22, 2012

Boise State vs. Washington. All bets are off on Boise as a BCS buster this year.

R+L Carriers New Orleans (C-USA vs. Sun Belt), Dec. 22, 2012

Rice vs. Arkansas State. Wouldn't it have been more fun to have Rice and Duke or Vanderbilt match wits?

Beef 'O' Brady's St. Petersburg (Big East vs. C-USA), Dec. 21, 2012

Ohio vs. Central Florida. Nice little season for the Midwestern Okies — Tettleton, Blankenship and Foster.

S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia (BYU vs. MWC), Dec. 20, 2012

Brigham Young vs. San Diego State. Host team vs. Home team. Weird.

Famous Idaho Potato (MAC vs. WAC), Dec. 15, 2012

Ball State vs. Utah State. The Potato Bowl? A game only David Letterman could love.

Gildan New Mexico (MWC vs. Pac-12), Dec. 15, 2012

Nevada vs. Arizona State. This ought to make Todd Graham stick around for, oh, another week or so.

by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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