As expected, the Texas A&M Aggies will stay close to home for the holidays. The Big 12 evacuees will go to the 2011 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, where they'll play a Big Ten opponent, perhaps the Northwestern Wildcats or Purdue Boilermakers. It's a bowl about mufflers.
The 6-6 Aggies tumbled down the bowl ranks due to their failure to close out games. After firing coach Mike Sherman, they'll head into their last-ever game as a Big 12 team.
Game date, time: 12:00 p.m. MT, Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011
Location: Reliant Stadium, Houston, Tx.
TV channel: ESPN
2010 winner and loser: Illinois def. Baylor, 38-13