When charting postseason destinations for Texas, the Cotton Bowl may be closer to reality than Longhorn fans think.
Before penciling in Texas for the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., the most likely scenario at this point, consider the Cotton hasn’t had the Horns in 11 years and Mack Brown might be a sentimental choice if the Cotton wanted to give him a royal sendoff if it’s his last game.
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Kevin Lyttle and Kirk Bohls take an early look at who could end up in BCS games, bowls with Big 12 affiliations and other state bowls:
Texas;Dec. 27;Houston;Big 12 No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6;Texas Tech (7-4) vs. Iowa (6-4)
Buffalo Wild Wings;Dec. 28;Tempe, Ariz.;Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4/5;Texas (7-3) vs. Michigan (7-3)
Pinstripe;Dec. 28;New York City;Big 12 No. 7 vs. American No. 4;*Notre Dame (7-3) vs. Rutgers (5-4)
Armed Forces;Dec. 30;Fort Worth;MWC vs. at-large;Colorado State (6-5) vs. Navy (6-4)
Alamo;Dec. 30;San Antonio;Big 12 No. 3 vs. Pac-12 No. 2;Oklahoma (8-2) vs. Stanford (8-2)
Holiday;Dec. 30;San Diego;Big 12 No. 5 vs. Pac-12 No. 3;Kansas State (6-4) vs. Southern Cal (8-3)
Sun;Dec. 31;El Paso;ACC No. 4 vs. Pac-12 No. 4;Virginia Tech (7-4) vs. Arizona State (8-2)
Heart of Dallas;Jan. 1;Dallas;Big Ten No. 7 vs. C-USA;*Boston College (6-4) vs. North Texas (7-3)
Capital One;Jan. 1;Orlando, Fla.;SEC No. 2 vs. Big Ten No. 2;Texas A&M (8-2) vs. Michigan State (9-1)
Rose;Jan. 1;Pasadena, Calif.;Big Ten No. 1 vs. Pac-12 No. 1;Ohio State (10-0) vs. Oregon (9-1)
Fiesta;Jan. 1;Glendale, Ariz.;Big 12 No. 1 vs. BCS;Baylor (9-0) vs. Fresno State (9-0)
Sugar;Jan. 2;New Orleans;SEC No. 1 vs. BCS;Auburn (10-1) vs. Central Florida (8-1)
Cotton;Jan. 3;Arlington;Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC;Oklahoma State (9-1) vs. LSU (7-3)
Orange;Jan. 3;Miami;ACC No. 1 vs. BCS;Clemson (9-1) vs. Wisconsin (8-2)
BCS title;Jan. 6;Pasadena, Calif.;BCS vs. BCS;Alabama (10-0) vs. Florida State (10-0)
* league cannot meet its bowl obigation, so a team from the at-large pool is needed.