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2012 bowl projections: Texas to Alamo Bowl, Baylor to Music City Bowl

The Texas Longhorns are set to face UCLA in the Alamo Bowl, according to the last BCS bowl projections.

Cooper Neill

The Texas Longhorns likely won't get a shot at a post-New Year's Day bowl game this season, after the program's third loss on the season likely sends Mack Brown's team to the Alamo Bowl.

The No. 18 Texas Longhorns (8-3, 5-3) suffered yet another disappointing loss on Thursday, falling to TCU on Thanksgiving as quarterback issues once again persisted in Austin. David Ash was once again ineffective after early adversity, as the Texas Longhorns turned the ball over four times against TCU in the 20-13 loss.

According to Jason Kirk of SB Nation's bowl prediction series, the loss likely knocks the Longhorns down to the Alamo Bowl against UCLA on Dec. 29.

Baylor (6-5, 3-5), meanwhile, will take on Vanderbilt in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 31, according to Kirk. The Bears got by Texas Tech in overtime, 52-45, after upsetting No. 1 Kansas State at home the week before. TCU (7-4, 4-4) is projected to face Oregon State in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27, after their win over Texas.

Baylor will finish the season on Dec. 1 against No. 23 Oklahoma State, while Texas faces No. 6 Kansas State. TCU takes on No. 11 Oklahoma in the final regular season game of the program's first season in the Big 12.

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