Bowl Games 2011-2012: Big 12 Get Eight Bowl Bids, One BCS Berth

Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys runs the ball against the Iowa State Cyclones at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. (Photo by Reese Strickland/Getty Images)

Eight teams from the Big 12 will be going bowling, with Oklahoma State representing the conference in the BCS.

The Big 12 lost a couple of members in the summer and almost ceased to exist on a couple of occasions, but they've done well for themselves in 2011. Eight of the conference's members will be heading to bowl games, with one of those teams, Oklahoma State, heading to the BCS.

Missouri gets the conference off to a fairly early start by playing on Dec. 26. Oklahoma State closes out the conference's bowl schedule with the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 2.

Independence Bowl: Dec. 26, 5:00 p.m. ET

Missouri Tigers vs. North Carolina Tar Heels

Holiday Bowl: Dec. 28, 8:00 p.m. ET

California Golden Bears vs. Texas Longhorns

Alamo Bowl: Dec. 29, 9:00 p.m. ET

Washington Huskies vs. Baylor Bears

Pinstripe Bowl: Dec. 30, 3:20 p.m. ET

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Iowa State Cyclones

Insight Bowl: Dec. 30, 10:00 p.m. ET

Iowa Hawkeyes vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: Dec. 31, 12:00 p.m. ET

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Texas A&M Aggies

Fiesta Bowl: Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m. ET

Stanford Cardinal vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys

For more on each bowl game pairing and a complete schedule, stay tuned to SB Nation's 2011 college football bowl game coverage. And visit our many college football blogs. 

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