College Bowl Predictions

The college football world's gone quiet for a bit and so I've been able to sit down, and thoughtfully go through my predictions for bowl season 2008-9. It took five minutes.

So here we go (and I'm not predicting scorelines):

EagleBank Bowl: WAKE FOREST beats Navy

New Mexico Bowl: FRESNO STATE beats Colorado State

St. Petersburg Bowl: SOUTH FLORIDA beats Memphis

Las Vegas Bowl: ARIZONA upsets BYU


New Orleans Bowl:
TROY beats Southern Miss

Poinsettia: TCU beats Boise State in a CLASSIC

Hawaii: NOTRE DAME gets its first bowl in in 156 years over Hawaii

Motor City: CENTRAL MICHIGAN gives the Motor City something to cheer about

Car Care:
WEST VIRGINIA beats North Carolina - and Pat White shows why he's going to the NFL

Champ Sports: Dial up another one for Bowden: FSU beats Wisconsin (who wish the season would end).

Emerald Bowl: CAL beats Miami in a classic. But Miami show why they'll win the ACC in 2009.

Independence:
If someone cares, it's not me. Louisiana Tech over Northern Illinois.

PapaJohns:
NC STATE beats Rutgers

Alamo: Penn State were there last year! MISSOURI hammers Northwestern

Humanitarian:
MARYLAND beats Nevada - but nothing's easy for the Terrapins

High-scoring Holiday: OREGON beats Oklahoma State for one reason: they had the ball last. This should be a thousand yard offensive classic.

Texas Bowl: RICE beats Western Michigan

Armed Forces Bowl: AIR FORCE beats Houston

Sun: PITTSBURGH beats Oregon State, thanks to LeSean McCoy, who may well be the best running back in the nation in 2009.

Music City: BOSTON COLLEGE beats Vanderbilt

Insight: KU beats Minnesota.

Chick-Fil-A:
GEORGIA TECH runs through LSU, and Les Miles thanks God he scheduled cupcakes early on.

Outback:
IOWA beats South Carolina. Watch out for Shonn Greene!

Capital One: GEORGIA beats Michigan State, with Knowshoun Moreno making everyone cry.

Gator: CLEMSON beats Nebraska

Rose Bowl: USC beats Penn State. I love Penn State, and this game's going to be very close indeed. But I can't see past USC for this one.

Orange: VIRGINIA TECH over Cincinnati. And why is the Big East a BCS Conference, we ask ourselves again.

Cotton: TEXAS TECH hammers Mississippi as Graham Harrell gets people talking about him being a potential top pick.

Liberty: Team of the first two games of the season EAST CAROLINA beats Kentucky.

Sugar: ALABAMA beats Utah, and everyone looks at Nick Saban as though he's the anointed one. And if Saban brings it all home in 2009, then he may well be....this is a very good Crimson Tide football team.

International: UConn over Buffalo.

Fiesta: TEXAS are angry. VERY angry. Ohio State provide the perfect target to take out some rage.

GMAC:
BALL STATE get over their stunning MAC loss and beat Tulsa.

And finally....

The BCS National Championship Game: Oklahoma 38, Florida 35. It's going to be a classic...and a high-scoring one at that.