Bud Light Bowl Projections: Week 12

A number of huge games highlighted the weekend as we finish out the meat of conference play. Here’s a look at where we stand in the bowl projection world after week 12:

  • Jason Kirk – SBNation: Texas vs. Texas A&M
  • Stewart Mandel – Fox Sports: West Virginia vs. Texas A&M
  • Big 12/SEC Bloggers :  Texas vs. Texas A&M
  • Brett McMurphy – ESPN: West Virginia vs. Texas A&M
  • Mark Schlabach – ESPN: Texas vs. Texas A&M
  • Jerry Palm – West Virginia vs. LSU
  • Phil Steele – Texas vs. Texas A&M
  • Bill Bender – Sporting News: Texas vs. LSU
  • AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl Staff Guess: Texas vs. LSU

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Where we stand: After a somewhat slow start to the season, the Texas Longhorns secured bowl eligibility with a huge win in Stillwater over Oklahoma State. Elseware TCU narrowly avoided disaster with a late win over Kansas in Lawrence while Oklahoma overcame a quick start by the Red Raiders to top Texas Tech on the road. Popular Big 12 pick West Virginia enjoyed an off weekend before a Thursday night home tilt with #13 Kansas State.

Over in the SEC, Texas A&M and Missouri went back and forth on a rainy night in College Station before the Tigers held on late, leaving them in control of their own destiny in the SEC East championship race. After a number of close calls, Arkansas finally broke through against LSU, shutting out their neighbors to the South 17-0 and snapping the Razorbacks’ 17 game SEC losing streak. The Hogs now sit just one win away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time since 2011.

Looking ahead:

  • #13 Kansas State @ West Virginia: 6:00 PM CST (Thursday, ESPN)
  • #10 Ole Miss @ Arkansas: 2:30 PM CST, CBS
  • Missouri @ Tennessee: 6:30 PM CST, ESPN

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The Roundup

College Gameday Sign of the Week: You serious Clark?

Best Use of Mind Over Matter: Coach Charlie Strong on why he didn’t let his players wear cold weather gear in frigid Stillwater:

MVP – Kicker Edition: Arizona kicker Casey Skowron scored a touchdown AND the game winning field goal in Saturday’s win:

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