The expanded Big 12 will play with 14 teams in the 2023 season before the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns depart for the SEC in 2024. It’s going to create quite an intriguing dynamic between the three separate groups of teams.
There’s Oklahoma and Texas who are leaving. Then there are BYU, Cincinnati, Houston, and UCF that are coming in. Then there are the “remaining 8;” Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU, and West Virginia.
College Football News has high hopes for the 14-team Big 12 and believes that 11 of the schools are going to be playing in bowl season. The only three that they aren’t projecting to a bowl are Iowa State, Houston, and West Virginia.
Here’s a look at where the Big 12 is headed in their Spring bowl predictions.
Frisco Bowl: BYU Cougars vs. SMU Mustangs
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO – DECEMBER 17: Running back Christopher Brooks #2 of the Brigham Young Cougars runs for a touchdown against the SMU Mustangs during the second half of the New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium on December 17, 2022 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Cougars defeated the Mustangs 24-23. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)
BYU gets a bowl nod in its first season in the Big 12 and will play in Frisco, Texas, against Dallas-based SMU. The Cougars hold a 4-0 record all-time against SMU. This would provide a rematch of the New Mexico Bowl from 2022, in which the Cougars won 24-23.
Myrtle Beach Bowl: UCF Knights vs. Troy Trojans
Nov 12, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; UCF Knights quarterback John Rhys Plumlee (10) passes the ball against the Tulane Green Wave during the fourth quarter at Yulman Stadium. Rebecca Warren-USA TODAY Sports
UCF is also going bowling in their first season in the Big 12 according to College Football News. They’ll face the Troy Trojans, a team that holds a 6-3…
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Publish date : 2023-04-17 14:16:02
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