Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article stated the Liberty Bowl is held in Nashville. It is held in Memphis.
Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl (Houston, Texas)
Most projections have the Cowboys heading to Houston for the Texas Bowl for their postseason contest. Generally a Big 12 vs. SEC matchup, OSU would likely face a team that ranks in the middle of the conference, such as Kentucky or Mississippi State. In the case an SEC team doesn’t qualify, another conference, the ACC or AAC, could take the spot. Texas A&M, a regularly ranked team this season, is also in the mix.
Last season’s result: Baylor 45, Vanderbilt 38
Camping World Bowl (Orlando, Fla.)
After participating in the Camping World Bowl two seasons ago in a victory against Virginia Tech, the Cowboys could be in the running to make the trip to Orlando again. A small step up from the Texas Bowl, it could be possible if they get a favorable bid, though less likely. Notre Dame has been a top team slotted here and would be a big name matchup for OSU.
Last season’s result: Syracuse 34, No. 20 West Virginia 18
AutoZone Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.)
It’s possible OSU could be sent to the Liberty Bowl in Memphis for the second year in a row, though it’s a distant third in terms of probability. The Cowboys have been successful enough this season to likely reach a bigger bowl game. In this case, an SEC team generally qualifies, but a weaker conference this season could leave an opening for another. No. 17 Cincinnati has a chance to receive the bid.
Last season’s result: Oklahoma State 38, Missouri 33