Wisconsin will play South Carolina in the Capital One Bowl Jan. 19 Badgers (9-3) are playing in a non-BCS bowl for the first time in three seasons following three consecutive appearances in the Rose Bowl. Wisconsin lost those games, though, and will be looking for its first bowl win under coach Gary Andersen.
South Carolina (10-2) won its final five games of the season, including double-overtime win over then-unbeaten Missouri.
The Gamecocks are making their second Capital One Bowl appearance in three seasons, having beaten Nebraska in the 2012 edition of the game.
South Carolina is also the only team to beat Fiesta Bowl-bound UCF, rallying in the final three quarters to claim a three-point victory.
It is the first meeting between the schools.
SEC runner-up Missouri is headed to the Cotton Bowl, where the No. 3 game was announced Sunday night.
Missouri (11-2) is coming off a 59-42 loss to Auburn in the SEC championship game in only its second season in that league.
Oklahoma State (10-2) was on track for a Big 12 title and a spot in the Bowl Championship Series before a 33-24 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday.
SEC teams have won the last five Cotton Bowls, and nine of the last 10, over Big 12 teams. The lone exception was the 2008 game when Missouri, then in the Big 12, beat Arkansas 38-7.
Oklahoma State is in its 11th bowl in 12 years, a span than includes Cotton Bowl losses to Mississippi in 2004 and 2010.
No. The Ducks also got blown out at Arizona before rallying to beat rival Oregon State 36-35.
Texas (8-4) will play in San Antonio for the second straight year, having beaten Oregon State 31-27 a year ago.
The Longhorns had a chance to win the Big 12 title and play in a BCS bowl game, but the Longhorns lost to Baylor 30-10 Saturday in the regular season finale.
Texas opened league play with six straight wins before losing two of its last three.
No. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz says his team is excited to be playing a team the caliber of LSU.
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No. The Bruins came from behind to beat Northwestern 50-38 in their last appearance in El Paso, in 2005.
The Hokies are led by Logan Thomas, who has completed 57 percent of his passes for 2,861 yards and 16 touchdowns.
UCLA's Myles Jack is the Pac-12's freshman of the year on both offense and defense after starring at linebacker and as a running back.
Georgia and Nebraska will play in the postseason for the second straight year.
The Bulldogs and Cornhuskers were paired in the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl on Sunday, a rematch of last year's Capital One Bowl. Hutson Mason will make his second start.
Nebraska (8-4) lost two of its final three games -- both at home -- and raised speculation about embattled coach Bo Pelini's future.
Kansas State is headed back to the desert, this time to face Michigan in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The Wildcats (7-5) lost to Oregon 35-17 in last year's Fiesta Bowl, but earned a return trip to Arizona after finishing strong this season.
Kansas State lost four of its first six games, including to FCS school North Dakota State at home, before reeling off four straight wins. 21.
USC (9-4) will have its third head coach of a tumultuous season, with offensive coordinator Clay Helton directing the Trojans in their second straight bowl appearance following a two-year NCAA ban.
Interim coach Ed Orgeron went 6-2 after Lane Kiffin was fired, but he resigned Monday after USC chose Steve Sarkisian for the permanent job.
Louisville will play Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl Dec. 28 in Orlando, Fla.
The 18th-ranked Cardinals (11-1) entered the preseason as the American Athletic Conference favorite, but blew a 21-point lead in their lone loss of the season to BCS-bound UCF.
The loss also dealt a blow to the Heisman Trophy campaign for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.
The ACC's Hurricanes (9-3) won their first seven games of the season and were ranked in the Top 10 before losing three in a row to Florida State, Virginia Tech and Duke.
Miami recovered to win its final two games of the year and will be playing in its first bowl game since 2010. 2 Notre Dame played the Game of the Century there in 1946 in a game that featured four Heisman Trophy winners and ended in a 0-0 tie.
Rutgers, from the American Athletic Conference, went 6-6 this season and earned its eighth bowl bid in nine years with a 31-6 victory over South Florida on Saturday night. Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey has rushed for 1,716 yards and ranks second nationally with 156 yards rushing per game.
The AdvoCare 100 Bowl -- formerly known as the Independence Bowl -- typically matches an Atlantic Coast Conference team against a Southeastern Conference school, but the SEC didn't have enough bowl-eligible teams to send someone to Shreveport this season. The Rebels played in the BBVA Compass Bowl last season.
Georgia Tech (7-5) will be making its first appearance in the bowl sponsored by Franklin American Mortgage as the Atlantic Coast Conference's representative. This is the Yellow Jackets' 17th straight bowl berth and 42nd overall.
Minnesota will play in the Texas Bowl for the second year in a row when it faces Syracuse on Dec. Minnesota blew a 10-point lead in the final 1:10 and lost to Texas Tech 34-31 in last year's Texas Bowl.
Syracuse (6-6) finished 4-4 in its first season in the ACC and rallied past Boston College in the regular-season finale to earn bowl eligibility.
Minnesota is 3-1 against Syracuse, including a 17-10 win in 2012.
The Cincinnati Bearcats will look to defend their Belk Bowl title Dec. 28 against North Carolina in Charlote, N.C.
The Bearcats will be making their second straight appearance in the game after defeating Duke 48-34 last year in Charlotte, Belk Bowl officials announced Sunday night.
Cincinnati (9-3) finished second in the American Athletic Conference, winning six of their final seven games.
North Carolina (6-6) also finished the season strong, winning five of its last six games to become bowl eligible. The Huskies hired Chris Petersen away from Boise State on Friday, but quarterbacks coach and former Washington standout Marques Tuiasosopo will be the interim head coach for the bowl game.
BYU also finished 8-4 and is headed to a bowl for the ninth straight season under coach Bronco Mendenhall. The bowl is moving to the San Francisco 49ers' new stadium in Santa Clara next year.
Boise State will play Oregon State in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve.
Boise State went 8-4 this season under coach Chris Petersen, who was hired last week as head coach of Washington. Assistant head coach Bob Gregory, who has been with the Broncos for five seasons, was named interim coach for the bowl game.
The Broncos are making their 12th straight bowl appearance, and second in the Hawaii Bowl. Oregon State leads the series 4-3.
Colorado State will play Washington State in the year's first bowl game on Dec. Nine teams from the Pac-12 were eligible with just seven conference bowl spots.
Mississippi State is the pick out of the SEC to play Rice in the Liberty Bowl on Dec. 31 in Memphis.
Bowl officials passed over Vanderbilt (8-4), who played in Memphis two years ago.
Picking Mississippi State gives bowl officials a team marking the 50th anniversary of its first game in this bowl. The Bulldogs beat North Carolina State 16-12 in 1963 when this bowl was played in Philadelphia, Pa.
The Bulldogs (6-6) needed overtime to beat Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl to become bowl eligible for a fourth straight season.
Rice (10-3) accepted its berth Saturday after beating Marshall 41-24 in the Conference USA championship game.
Houston will face Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl on Jan. 4 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala.
Vanderbilt is playing in its third straight bowl game for the first time, all under coach James Franklin.
Houston, which plays in the American Athletic Conference, is 8-4 and is making its eighth postseason trip in the past 11 seasons. 22 Penn State in the 2012 Ticket City Bowl to cap coach Tony Levine's first season.
Levine says "facing a formidable opponent from the SEC is a great challenge and one that our program is looking forward to."
MAC champion Bowling Green will return to Detroit to face Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on Dec. 26.
The Falcons (10-3) beat previously undefeated Northern Illinois 47-27 in the MAC title game at Ford Field on Friday, their fifth straight win.
It's the third bowl bid in five seasons for Bowling Green and the 11th in school history.
Pitt will be making its sixth straight trip to a bowl game. The Panthers, who went 3-5 in their first season in the ACC, are 2-1 against Bowling Green since 1999.
Maryland won't have to cross the state line for its first bowl appearance since 2010.
The Terrapins (7-5) will face Marshall (9-4) in the Military Bowl on Dec. The Pirates last appeared in a Florida bowl in 1965, when they beat Maine in the Tangerine Bowl.
Middle Tennessee will make its first bowl appearance in three years when the Blue Raiders play Navy in the Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth, Texas.
Navy (7-4) was a conditional pick for the bowl even before the season, and the Midshipmen guaranteed their spot in the Dec. The Blue Raiders, who are in Conference USA, last played in a bowl game in 2010, losing to Miami, Ohio, in the GoDaddy.com Bowl.
Navy is in its 10th bowl in 11 years. 6, 2009, is led by quarterback Kenneth Wenning, the school's all-time leading passer.
North Texas is going to its first bowl game since 2004, accepting an invitation Sunday to play in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against UNLV, which ended a long bowl drought.
The last postseason game for the Rebels (7-5) was the 2000 Las Vegas Bowl.
UNLV, from the Mountain West Conference, is filling the slot slated for a Big Ten. That league sent two teams to the Bowl Championship Series and didn't have enough bowl-eligible teams to send one to the New Year's Day game at the Cotton Bowl stadium.
North Texas (8-4) has won six of its last seven games in its 100th anniversary season of football. The bowl comes in the third season under coach Dan McCarney, who took over a program that had gone 13-58 the six seasons before he arrived.
UNLV won two games in each of coach Bobby Hauck's first three seasons.
Tulane and Louisiana-Lafayette both accepted invitations to the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl last week.
The Green Wave will play in their first postseason game since the Hawaii Bowl in 2002, and they'll get to do it on their home field at the Superdome.
Tulane had 10 straight losing seasons before second-year coach Curtis Johnson led the Green Wave to a 7-5 record this season.
Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) has won the past two New Orleans Bowls.
Florida Atlantic did not receive a bowl bid despite being bowl eligible at 6-6.
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.