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Bowl projections 2012: Stanford slated to play in Holiday Bowl against TCU, San Jose State in Hawaii Bowl

Jerry Palm of CBS Sports is currently projecting a Stanford-TCU Holiday Bowl in late December.

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The Stanford Cardinal are 4-2 this season after a tough 20-13 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday in South Bend. Jerry Palm of CBS Sports is projecting the Cardinal as participants in the Holiday Bowl, played Dec. 27, 2012 in San Diego. The game pits the Pac-12's No. 3 team against the Big 12's No. 5 team, with Palm currently predicting the TCU Horned Frogs as Stanford's opponent.

Palm also projects San Jose State to play in a bowl game. The Spartans are 4-2 on the year. They are predicted to play in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve in Honolulu. That game matches up teams from the MWC/WAC against Conference USA. Marshall is currently slotted as the opponent for San Jose State.

In a bit of a surprise, Palm sees a BCS National Championship Game being played between the Alabama Crimson Tide and USC Trojans, who already have one loss this year.