Big 12 South, College Football's Toughest Division, Playing Four Huge Bowl Games

Josh LambertContributor IDecember 17, 2008

The Big 12 South division will be featured in four bowl games that should be among the best this bowl season. Many believe this division to be the best in college football.

Division and conference champ Oklahoma will make another trip to the BCS National Championship game in Miami. Oklahoma, who won the controversial South division by BCS ranking, will play SEC champ Florida. Both teams have National Championships between 2000 and now.

South division runner-up Texas faces Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl. The number two South team will try to bounce back with a win after being snubbed from the Big 12 Championship game.

Texas Tech filled the number three spot in the South division and will face Ole Miss in the last Cotton Bowl game at AT&T Stadium. Tech, whose only loss was at Oklahoma, will try to cap the best season in school history with a win in Dallas.

Oklahoma State came in fourth in the South division but ranks 13th in the BCS poll. The Cowboys' three losses all came from Texas, Texas Tech, and Oklahoma. The Cowboys face Oregon in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

The last time the Cowboys were in San Diego for the Holiday Bowl was in 1988, when Barry Sanders, Hart Lee Dykes, and Mike Gundy (then quarterback and now head coach) lit up the scoreboard, beating Wyoming 62-14. Oklahoma State hopes to repeat with a win in Southern California.

All four games will be among the best in the nation. Watch for all four teams to come out on top and show that the Big 12 South is the best division in college football!