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