DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns during the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)Texas football clinched a spot in the Big 12 Championship Game with its win over Kansas today. This season has been a solid step forward for Tom Herman’s program.Texas is 9-3, and handed Oklahoma its only loss of the season thus far, and fell by just one point to West Virginia. It will face the winner of tonight’s big OU-WVU game in the Big 12 title game next week.THE HORNS ARE BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP BOUND!!!? https://t.co/DLT27Dnxaj#ThisIsTexas #HookEm pic.twitter.com/7YvVLTZqul— Texas Football (@TexasFootball) November 23, 2018The three losses preclude Texas from getting into the College Football Playoff picture. The Longhorns are still looking at a nice bowl appearance though.Texas football’s bowl game will largely depend on what happens in that Big 12 title game.A few weeks ago, virtually every projection had Texas in the nearby Alamo Bowl. Now, those are much more varied.If Texas wins the Big 12, a New Year’s Six bowl is on the docket.ESPN‘s Mitch Sherman has the Longhorns facing LSU in the Fiesta Bowl. The Orlando Sentinel has the same destination, but with Florida lining up across the ball.Sports Illustrated has Texas heading to a different New Year’s Six game with a Big 12 championship win: the Sugar Bowl vs. Georgia.With a loss to Oklahoma or West Virginia, the Alamo Bowl remains a strong possibility for UT. The Dallas Morning-News broke down virtually every major projection for Texas ahead of today’s win over Kansas (which was assumed), and also found the Peach Bowl and Camping World Bowl being thrown out as options.
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