Bowl Scenarios: Where Could Nebraska End Up After Big 12 Title Game?

Tom Kinslow@@TomKinslowFeatured ColumnistDecember 2, 2010

Bowl Scenarios: Where Could Nebraska End Up After Big 12 Title Game?

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    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Dontrayevous Robinson #27 and Brandon Kinnie #84 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrate a touchdown during their game against the Colorado Buffaloes at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated
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    Bowl scenarios really come into play this weekend, and one of the teams with a lot on the line is Nebraska.

    The Cornhuskers will take on rival Oklahoma in the Big 12 title game, and a win means a major bowl game and a trip to the BCS, while a loss could mean a couple other scenarios for Nebraska. Inside I've given you the options for Nebraska this bowl season and possible opponents with predictions.

    What seems most likely to you? Leave it in the comments.

Alamo Bowl

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    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Jared Crick #94 and Pierre Allen #95 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers zero in on for Rodney Stewart #5 of the Colorado Buffaloes during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Color
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    If Nebraska loses the Big 12 Championship game, a possible destination for the Cornhuskers is the Alamo Bowl.

    In that game, Nebraska would take on Arizona, who has been a pretty good team in the Pac-10 this year. The Wildcats gave Oregon a bit of a scare for a little bit until the Ducks just took over and blew Arizona out of the water down the stretch.

    As good of a year as the Wildcats have had, I think Nebraska would just be too physical for Arizona to handle in this game.

    Prediction: Nebraska 34, Arizona 24.

Insight Bowl

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    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Rex Burkhead #22 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers powers through the Colorado Buffalo defense during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Colorado 45-17 (Photo by Eric Francis/Ge
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    Again, if Nebraska loses to rival Oklahoma this weekend, the Insight Bowl is a possibility for the Cornhuskers.

    In that game, Nebraska would likely face Michigan, who is stumbling into the bowl season. The Cornhuskers would have to deal with Denard Robinson, who has been dangerous this year but has been ineffective at times and has shown that he gets injured a lot.

    I think the Cornhuskers would get past Michigan's defense and lock down on Robinson to win the game.

    Prediction: Nebraska 38, Michigan 23.

Fiesta Bowl

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    LINCOLN, NE - NOVEMBER 26: Jake Long #41 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers catches a pass over Travis Sandersfeld #19 and Jalil Brown #23 of the Colorado Buffaloes during the second half of their game at Memorial Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Lincoln, Nebrask
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    Now if Nebraska were to beat Oklahoma this weekend, a trip to the Fiesta Bowl is likely for a matchup with Stanford.

    The Cardinal are a very physical team and Andrew Luck is one of the best quarterbacks in the country. Stanford is one of the top teams in the country and it would be a battle between the two teams and a must-watch game.

    However, I think Andrew Luck and the Cardinal find a way to get to job done in a very physical game.

    Prediction: Stanford 30, Nebraska 27.