The Houston Cougars are likely heading to the Liberty Bowl if they win Conference USA, while the Texas A&M Aggies bowl future is not as clear.
The Houston Cougars are on the undefeated path, but a BCS bowl game seems unlikely at this point as they will have a tough time climbing the polls. However, if Houston does win Conference USA they will be headed to the AutoZone LIberty bowl where they will take on a SEC team.
The Texas A&M Aggies bowl prediction is far less clear as the Big 12 is jumbled with seven teams who have one, two or three conference losses on the year. Texas A&M has two loses and three of their last four opponents are ranked in the top 25, and as of now Texas A&M is not bowl eligible as they are sitting with five wins. The lone unranked team on their schedule is the Kansas Jayhawks, so it is safe to say Texas A&M will get to the needed six wins to go bowling.
Here are the bowl projections:
AutoZone Liberty Bowl, Dec. 31, 2011
Houston Cougars vs. Mississippi St. Bulldogs
Bridgepoint Educational Holiday Bowl
Texas A&M Aggies vs. Washington Huskies.
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