The Big 12 struggled this bowl season, dropping 5 of its 6 games. The only winner of its bowl was Texas, who scored an upset over #11 Utah 38-10 in the Alamo Bowl. Even the Big 12's College Football Playoff representative, Oklahoma, saw its national championship hopes dashed by LSU 63-28.
Close to home, Chris Kleiman and Kansas State could not hold off #23 Navy, falling 20-17 in the Liberty Bowl. Kansas finished 3-9 and did not qualify for a bowl under first-year head coach Les Miles.