Bowl predictions

bowl-season-logoHey all, it’s that time of the year again. Yup, bowl season.

This year brings with it a host of interesting games, and in this post I’ll let you know my thoughts about who will win each of them and put a spread on it. Feel free to post your picks and we’ll see who does best in this friendly little competition.

I will also let you know which are the games to watch. So without further ado,  here are the bowl picks:

Italics = Predicted winner     Marked through = Loser

EagleBank Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Navy, Dec. 20, 11 a.m. ESPN, Spread: 10

New Mexico Bowl: Colorado State vs. Fresno State, Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 5

St. Petersburg Bowl: Memphis vs. South Florida, Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m. ESPN2, Spread: 10

Las Vegas Bowl: BYU vs. Arizona, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 17 *Watch this one!*

New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss vs. Troy, Dec. 21, 8:15 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 8

Poinsettia Bowl: Boise State vs. TCU, Dec. 23, 8 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 3 *Watch this one!*

Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Notre Dame, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 17

Motor City Bowl: Florida Atlantic vs. Central Michigan, Dec. 26, 7:30 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 14

Meineke Car Care Bowl: West Virginia vs. North Carolina, Dec. 27, 1 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 7

Champs Sports Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Florida State, Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 10 *Watch this one!*

Emerald Bowl: Miami (Fla.) vs. California, Dec. 27, 8 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 6

Independence Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech, Dec. 28, 8:15 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 3 Bowl: NC State vs. Rutgers, Dec. 29, 3 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 5

Alamo Bowl: Missouri vs. Northwestern, Dec. 29, 8 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 28 *Watch this one!*

Humanitarian Bowl: Maryland vs. Nevada, Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 10

Texas Bowl: Western Michigan vs. Rice, Dec. 30, 8 p.m. NFL Network, Spread: 7

Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon, Dec. 30, 8 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 3 *Watch this one!*

Bell Helicopter Armed Forces: Houston vs. Air Force, Dec. 31, Noon ESPN, Spread: 7

Sun Bowl: Oregon State vs. Pittsburgh, Dec. 31, 2 p.m. CBS, Spread: 3

Music City Bowl: Boston College vs. Vanderbilt, Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 6

Insight Bowl: Kansas vs. Minnesota, Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m. NFL Network, Spread: 12

Chick-fil-A Bowl: LSU vs. Georgia Tech, Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 4

Outback Bowl: South Carolina vs. Iowa, Jan. 1, 2009, 11 a.m. ESPN, Spread: 5

Capital One Bowl: Georgia vs. Michigan State, Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m. ABC, Spread: 7 *Watch this one!*

Gator Bowl: Nebraska vs. Clemson, Jan. 1, 2009, 1 p.m. CBS, Spread: 14 *Watch this one!*

Rose Bowl: Penn State vs. USC, Jan. 1, 2009, 4:30 p.m. ABC, Spread: 12 *Watch this one!*

Orange Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, Jan. 1, 2009, 8:30 p.m. FOX, Spread: 3

Cotton Bowl: Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech, Jan. 2, 2009, 2 p.m. FOX, Spread: 24 *Watch this one!*

Liberty Bowl: Kentucky vs. East Carolina, Jan. 2, 2009, 5 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 7

Sugar Bowl: Utah vs. Alabama, Jan. 2, 2009, 8 p.m. FOX, Spread: 3 *Watch this one!*

International Bowl: Buffalo vs. Connecticut, Jan. 3, 2009, Noon ESPN2, Spread: 3 *Watch this one!*

Fiesta Bowl: Ohio State vs. Texas, Jan. 5, 2009, 8 p.m. FOX, Spread: 17 *Watch this one!*

GMAC Bowl: Ball State vs. Tulsa, Jan. 6, 2009, 8 p.m. ESPN, Spread: 7 *Watch this one!*

BCS National Championship Game: Florida vs. Oklahoma, Jan. 8, 2009, 8 p.m. FOX, Spread: 14 *Watch this one!*

Hope you have a great bowl season, I know I’ll enjoy watching the games. And submit your own, we’ll see who can come out on top.

Running total: 18-16 … not horrible …


4 responses to “Bowl predictions

  1. Finally!

    EagleBank Bowl: Wake Forest by 7.
    New Mexico Bowl: Fresno State by 10.
    St. Petersburg Bowl: Memphis by 7.
    Las Vegas Bowl: BYU by 17.
    New Orleans Bowl: Southern Miss by 3.
    Poinsettia Bowl: Boise State by 7.
    Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii by 7.
    Motor City Bowl: Central Michigan by 10.
    Meineke Car Care Bowl: West Virginia hy 10.
    Champs Sports Bowl: Florida State by 3.
    Emerald Bowl: California by 10.
    Independence Bowl: Northern Illinois by 14. Bowl: NC State by 7.
    Alamo Bowl: Northwestern by 3. (Just couldn’t pull myself to pick the Tigers, so I probably concede this one.)
    Humanitarian Bowl: Nevada by 10.
    Texas Bowl: Western Michigan by 7.
    Holiday Bowl: Oklahoma State by 7 (as in 112-105).
    Bell Helicopter Armed Forces: Houston by 7
    Sun Bowl: Oregon State by 10.
    Music City Bowl: Vanderbilt by 7 (literally a Vandy home game.)
    Insight Bowl: Kansas by 14.
    Chick-fil-A Bowl: Georgia Tech by 14. (Option football FTW).
    Outback Bowl: Iowa by 7.
    Capital One Bowl: Georgia by 10.
    Gator Bowl: Nebraska by 6.
    Rose Bowl: USC by 21.
    Orange Bowl: Virginia Tech by 6.
    Cotton Bowl: Texas Tech by 14.
    Liberty Bowl: East Carolina by 7.
    Sugar Bowl: Utah by 6.
    International Bowl: Buffalo by 3.
    Fiesta Bowl: Texas by 14.
    GMAC Bowl: Ball State by 17.
    BCS National Championship Game: Florida by 14.


    My Heisman ballot:
    1. Michael Crabtree
    2. Tim Tebow
    3. Michael Crabtree
    4. Michael Crabtree
    5. Turner Gill

    But Bradford wins.

    Tebow deserves Hesiman because he’s the full package, but Bradford wins it because he’s proven he can stay in the pocket behind the best O-Line in the country very well.

    Then during the BCS championship game, Tebow gets revenge and picks apart the “best” defense in the Big XII. Florida over Oklahoma 35-21.


    So. Miss 40-37 over Troy!

    I’m 3-2.

  3. USC for a Rose Bowl win (by FAR) and Colorado for New Mexico…gonna make for a good holiday.

  4. Michael Mason-D'Croz

    Joel … you are now at 6-8 and trailing me! Woo!

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