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.

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

NC STATE beats Rutgers

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

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.

GEORGIA TECH runs through LSU, and Les Miles thanks God he scheduled cupcakes early on.

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.

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.