While Mary valiantly battles the Aggies in the chatroom, I thought I would give you my take on the Big 12 and bowls.
Seventy-five percent of the conference made it to bowls, and the Longhorns are the first of the 8 teams to play, exactly two weeks from today (Dec. 27) in San Diego against Arizona State in the Holiday Bowl. As I mentioned earlier, Colt McCoy will have to an above-average day for Texas to prevail. I'm picking UT in a squeaker.
What about the others?
Dec. 29 - Aggies vs. Penn State in the Alamo Bowl. JoePa's forces win the day.
Dec. 30 - Colorado vs. Alabama in the PetroSun Independence Bowl. I'm changing my pick on this one now that I know it's in Louisiana. Roll Tide.
Dec. 31 - Oklahoma St. vs. Indiana in the Insight Bowl. How 'bout them Cowboys!
Jan. 1 - Missouri vs. Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl. Sorry, but those Tigers are still going to be depressed about that whuppin' they took from OU, so look for McFadden to McRun and McRun.
Jan. 1 - Texas Tech vs. Virginia in the Gator Bowl - The victorious Red Raiders will once again do their part to make their bowl one of the most entertaining of the 47 out there.
Jan. 2 - Oklahoma vs. West Virginia in the Fiesta Bowl. Sooners deliver the Boom!
Jan. 3 - Kansas vs. Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl. The Jayhawks rebound nicely with a big win.
So, the final score will be the Big 12 Conference 5, all those other guys 3.