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BCS Selections: Liberty Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Peach Bowl

Although we are still waiting for the BCS Standings to learn who will play for the title, the college football teams to play in the Liberty Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Peach Bowl are known.

BCS Selections: Liberty Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Peach Bowl Let's start with the Liberty Bowl. Mississippi State (7-5) will face off Central Florida (10-3) in the 2007 Liberty Bowl, after the Bulldogs accepted the bid on Sunday. This will be first bowl appearance for Mississippi State since 2000, but third Liberty Bowl game overall, while UCF will play for the first time ever. Last year's Liberty Bowl game was won by South Carolina, beating Houston 44-36 with a payout of $1.7 million.

 The 2008 Cotton Bowl this time will see Missouri playing against Arkansas in Dallas. Missouri accepted the invitation for the Cotton Bowl and will be the first appearance since the 1970 Orange Bowl. Missouri, who were leading the BCS and AP Top 25 until their last game dropped all the way down to No.17 in the AP poll and were bypassed as an at-large selection for a BCS bowl. Arkansas is at No.25 in the AP Top 25 poll and both Cotton Bowl teams have a Heisman Trophy finalist, for Missouri QB Chase Daniel and for Arkansas RB Darren McFadden. Last year's Cotton Bowl saw Auburn beating Nebraska 17-14 for a $3 million payout.

 And finally, Clemson and Auburn will face off in the Chick-fil-A Bowl (formerly known as Peach Bowl) in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on December 31st. They haven't played each other since the Jan. 2, 1998, version of this ACC vs. SEC game, when it was still known as the Peach Bowl. Auburn won 21-17 and leads the series 32-11-2. Last year the "Peach Bowl" was won by Georgia beating Virginia Tech 31-24 for a $2.4 million payout.

 Published on 12/02/2007

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