Bowl Projections, Week 12: TCU Ruins Everything, Oklahoma State Holds Off The Pack

BOISE, ID - NOVEMBER 12: Casey Pachall #4 of the TCU Horned Frogs calls for the snap during the game against the Boise State Broncos at Bronco Stadium on November 12, 2011 in Boise, Idaho. (Photo by Otto Kitsinger III/Getty Images)

We'll have a college football bowl projections roundup Monday morning and Bill Connelly's advanced Week 12 bowl projections Monday afternoon. For now, here's an overnight look at which teams might end up where.

Last year, the Boise St. Broncos saw another BCS run dashed by a missed field goal that sent them all the way to the Las Vegas Bowl. It looks to be a similar story this time around -- if the TCU Horned Frogs can hang on for the Mountain West title, they'll take the Vegas spot, putting Boise State in the Poinsettia. Instead of the Sugar or Fiesta bid the Broncos would've likely gotten by beating TCU. Ouch.

One thing we didn't do: presume Penn State won't be invited or will choose to decline an invitation. Remember, three days ago it looked like PSU might need to cancel games. After watching Saturday's game against Nebraska, dropping that game would've been a terrible idea. Who knows, but let's give it time.

 

Bowl Date Matchup

 

BCS National Championship Game 1/9/2011 LSU vs. Oklahoma State

 

Rose Bowl 1/2/2011 Oregon vs. Wisconsin

 

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl 1/2/2011 Oklahoma vs. Houston

 

Allstate Sugar Bowl 1/3/2011 Alabama vs. Stanford

 

Discover Orange Bowl 1/4/2011 Clemson vs. Cincinnati

 

GoDaddy.com 1/8/2011 NIU vs. ULL

 

BBVA Compass 1/7/2011 N.C. State vs. Louisville

 

Cotton 1/6/2011 Kansas State vs. Arkansas

 

Outback 1/2/2011 Penn State vs. South Carolina

 

Gator 1/2/2011 Michigan vs. Auburn

 

Capital One 1/2/2011 Michigan State vs. Georgia

 

TicketCity 1/2/2011 Iowa vs. Air Force

 

Chick-fil-A 12/31/2011 Virginia Tech vs. Florida

 

Liberty 12/31/2011 Southern Miss vs. Mississippi State

 

Kraft Fight Hunger 12/31/2011 California vs. Miami

 

Sun 12/31/2011 Virginia vs. Arizona State

 

Meineke Car Care of Texas 12/31/2011 Texas A&M vs. Ohio State

 

Insight 12/30/2011 Baylor vs. Nebraska

 

Music City 12/30/2011 Georgia Tech vs. Vanderbilt

 

Pinstripe 12/30/2011 Texas Tech vs. Rutgers

 

Armed Forces 12/30/2011 BYU vs. Tulsa

 

Alamo 12/29/2011 Texas vs. UCLA

 

Champs Sports 12/29/2011 Notre Dame vs. Florida State

 

Holiday 12/28/2011 Washington vs. Missouri

 

Military 12/28/2011 Wake Forest vs. Navy

 

Belk 12/27/2011 West Virginia vs. North Carolina

 

Little Caesars 12/27/2011 Ohio vs. Purdue

 

Independence 12/26/2011 Wyoming vs. South Florida

 

Hawaii 12/24/2011 Hawaii vs. SMU

 

Maaco 12/22/2011 TCU vs. Utah

 

Poinsettia 12/21/2011 Boise State vs. Nevada

 

Beef O'Brady's 12/20/2011 Pittsburgh vs. ECU

 

New Orleans 12/17/2011 Arkansas State vs. UTEP

 

Famous Idaho Potato 12/17/2011 Temple vs. FIU

 

New Mexico 12/17/2011 San Diego State vs. Louisiana Tech

For more, visit SB Nation's college football news hub and our fine assortment of college football blogs.

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