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 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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