With the Big 12-2 season closing out and bowls ready to be announced after this weekend's games the Longhorns are ready to get back to bowling after last year's absence. It looks like it will come down to an invitation to one of three bowls: Holiday, Alamo or Insight.
Okie Lite and OUSucks will likely be going to the Fiesta and Cotton Bowls, though an OU win could result in the conference receiving an At-Large invite to another BCS bowl, as would an OSU win - if they found themselves in the NC game.
After that, the Alamo Bowl is considered the next highest tier bowl where the P12 fields an opponent and the payout is larger. It's also in San Antonio where a clear home field advantage will be likely.
Then comes the Insight Bowl, where the B1G conference will have the other selection waiting in Phoenix. And it's on a Friday night when more fans are able to enjoy it without having to worry about going to work the next day. And can anyone say Nebraska or Ohio State?
Followed by the Holiday Bowl, where another P12 opponent waits in San Diego.
I'm breaking down the poll below by where you reside, understanding there will be a natural bias to keep the Horns in Texas close to player families and fans who plan on attending so they can drive to it. Just a curiosity thing to see how many of us who won't be able to attend have a preference that's different than the ones who will travel to it.
Each bowl is played during the same week from Wednesday to Friday, December 28-30. Here's the schedule:
- Wednesday, 12/28, 7pm, Holiday Bowl
- Thursday, 12/29, 8pm, Alamo Bowl
- Friday, 12/30, 9pm, Insight Bowl