Bowl Prediction Special: New Mexico/Potato Bowl Predictions

After spending rather a lot of time moaning about what a crappy season it has been, we've dutifully pulled ourself out of our own personal pity party and reminded ourselves that there's still a bowl season on - Oklahoma State be damned!

Here are our bowl predictions - from the bottom to the top. And if we don't know what we're talking about, then apologise.

Dec 17 - Temple vs Wyoming (New Mexico Bowl)


Temple continued its renaissance with a same-as-2010 8-4 record this season, with former Florida offensive co-ordinator Steve Addazio taking them to bowlland. His biggest weapon is 1,000 yard rusher Bernard Pierce, who helped himself to 25 touchdowns this season. Wyoming, on the other hand, also have an 8-4 record, and aren't bad in the air, thanks to Brett Smith. PREDICTION: Temple win behind Pierce in a close one. 


Dec 17 - Ohio vs Utah State (Potato Bowl)


Utah State got all the early season plaudits this year after nearly upsetting Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium early in the year (note to team: Practice onside kicks!), and in the late season they've won five straight after being 2-5 to start the year. Ohio, on the other hand, is 7-5 after winning the MAC's East Division. Watch out for Robert Turbin, USU's rusher, who averages well over 100 yards a game. PREDICTION: Utah State by a field goal in a game more entertaining than its awful bowl name.


Dec 17- San Diego State vs Louisiana-Lafayette (New Orleans Bowl)


While the Rajin' Cajuns won't have to step too far to go the New Orleans Bowl, San Diego State is coming rather a long way. And next year, San Diego State - we still can't believe we're actually saying this seriously - is going to be playing in the Big Anywhere (sorry, East!). SDSU running back Ronnie Hillmann's been doing the business for the SDSU, while ULL's pretty great offence is the 32nd-best in the country, putting up over 32 points a game. PREDICTION: The New Orleans track meet is going to be awesome. SDSU by 7 in a classic. 


And SDSU fans, this Rajin' Cajun will have your lunch. And eat it. And 200 others.