2015-16 Big 12 Bowl Projections After Week 8

Will Baylor be able to survive the rest of the season without QB Seth Russell, or will Oklahoma and TCU jump up and emerge as the Big 12’s frontrunners for the College Football Playoff?

Could a lost rivalry game take place in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl?

Scroll down for our Big 12 bowl projections after Week 8 of the 2015 college football season.

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

College Football Playoff Semifinal
Thursday, December 31, 4:00 or 8:00 pm ET, ESPN
AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX
Playoff vs. Playoff
Projection: Alabama vs. Baylor

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Friday, January 1, 8:30 pm ET, ESPN
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Oklahoma vs. Florida

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Saturday, December 26, 2:20 pm ET, ESPN
Cotton Bowl Stadium, Dallas, TX
Big 12 vs. Conference USA
Projection: Kansas State vs. Rice

Russell Athletic Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 5:30 pm ET, ESPN
Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL
ACC or Notre Dame vs. Big 12
Projection: North Carolina vs. Oklahoma State

AdvoCare V100 Texas Bowl

Tuesday, December 29, 9:00 pm ET, ESPN
NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Texas A&M vs. Texas

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 3:20 pm ET, ESPN
Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN
Big 12 vs. SEC
Projection: Mississippi State vs. Texas Tech

Valero Alamo Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 6:45 pm ET, ESPN
Alamodome, San Antonio, TX
Big 12 vs. Pac-12

Cactus Bowl

Saturday, January 2, 10:15 pm ET, ESPN
Chase Field, Phoenix, AZ
Big 12 vs. Pac-12
Projection: West Virginia vs. Arizona

MORE: Complete College Football Bowl Projections After Week 8