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Predictions 101 — Bowls

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It’s time to go bowling!

While our record during the season — 121-43 — was far better than the .500 mark it takes to qualify for the postseason, the stakes are raised as the bowl season has arrived.

From the Alamo to the TicketCity — and some others with really bizarre names in between — we’ve got you covered here at CollegeFootballTalk with a look at all 35 (yikes!) bowl games.

Championship (1/9): No. 2 Alabama 21, No. 1 LSU 0 (WIN)
Orange (1/4):
No. 23 West Virginia 70, No. 14 Clemson 33 (LOSS)
Sugar (1/3): No. 13 Michigan 23, No. 17 Virginia Tech 20, OT (WIN)
Fiesta (1/2): No. 3 Oklahoma State 41, No. 4 Stanford 38, OT (WIN)
Rose (1/2):
No. 6 Oregon 45, No. 9 Wisconsin 38 (LOSS)

OTHER BOWLS (1/8): Northern Illinois 38, Arkansas State 20 (WIN)
BBVA Compass (1/7): SMU 28, Pittsburgh 6  (LOSS)
Cotton (1/6): No. 7 Arkansas 29, No. 11 Kansas State 16 (WIN)
Capital One (1/2):
 No. 10 South Carolina 30, No. 21 Nebraska 13 (WIN)
Gator (1/2):
Florida 24, Ohio State 17 (WIN)
Outback (1/2):
No. 12 Michigan State 33, No. 18 Georgia 30, 3OT (LOSS)
TicketCity (1/2):
No. 20 Houston 30, No. 24 Penn State 14 (LOSS)
Chick-fil-A (12/31):
Auburn 43, Virginia 24 (WIN)
Liberty (12/31): Cincinnati 31, Vanderbilt 24 (LOSS)
Fight Hunger (12/31): Illinois 20, UCLA 14 (WIN)
Sun (12/31):
Utah 30, Georgia Tech 27, OT (LOSS)
Meineke Car Care (12/31):
Texas A&M 33, Northwestern 22 (WIN)
Insight (12/30): No. 19 Oklahoma 31, Iowa 14 (WIN)
Music City (12/30): Mississippi State 23, Wake Forest 17 (WIN)
Pinstripe (12/30): Rutgers 27, Iowa State 13 (LOSS)
Armed Forces (12/30): BYU 24, Tulsa 21 (LOSS)
Alamo (12/29): No. 15 Baylor 67, Washington 56 (WIN)
Champs Sports (12/29): No. 25 Florida State 18, Notre Dame 14 (WIN)
Holiday (12/28): Texas 21, California 10 (LOSS)
Military (12/28): Toledo 42, Air Force 41 (LOSS)
Belk (12/27): North Carolina State 31, Louisville 24 (LOSS)
Little Caesars (12/27): Purdue 37, Western Michigan 32 (LOSS)
Independence (12/26): Missouri 41, North Carolina 24 (WIN)
Hawaii (12/24):
No. 22 Southern Miss 24, Nevada 17 (LOSS)
MAACO (12/22): No. 8 Boise State 56, Arizona State 24  (WIN)
Poinsettia (12/21): No. 16 TCU 31, Louisiana Tech 24 (WIN)
Beef ‘O’ Brady (12/20): Marshall 20, Florida International 10 (WIN)
New Orleans (12/17): Louisiana-Lafayette 32, San Diego State 30 (LOSS)
Famous Idaho Potato (12/17): Ohio 24, Utah State 23 (WIN)
New Mexico (12/17): Temple 37, Wyoming 15 (WIN)

Bowl record: 20-15
Regular season record: 121-43

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11 Responses to “Predictions 101 — Bowls”
  1. suprmous says: Dec 5, 2011 1:45 AM

    If they these folks say Bama they’re foolin themselves.

  2. yeti47 says: Dec 5, 2011 2:02 AM


  3. screbels89 says: Dec 5, 2011 4:52 AM

    You have the BBVA Compass Bowl wrong. It’s Southern Methodist instead of Southern Miss.

  4. phillyb6 says: Dec 5, 2011 8:27 AM

    My prediction is that I’m going to be worthless at work that week.

  5. alligatorsnapper says: Dec 5, 2011 8:43 AM

    phillyb6: That is the best post yet! How truthful and poignant! I think you expressed the reality of my situation and that of all my co-workers. I think I will try to convince our boss to host a LSU party so he will help with all the food…that’s the ticket!

    I am going to try to get ahead over the next weeks to prepare for a slack week the week of the NC. If I can’t get tickets to the game (there are now over 60,000 requests and less than 15,000 tickets remaining), I will host a LSU party myself, if my boss doesn’t come through…I think he will, he has many friends at the sheriff’s office and likes to host them and all are LSU fans, when Notre Dame is not vying, which is now for decades.

  6. hillzmickelzon says: Dec 5, 2011 9:01 AM

    Can i get some Michigan vs Bosie St? Va Tech? No way..

  7. norcalirish says: Dec 5, 2011 9:33 AM

    It was almost FIFTY YEARS between lsu’s first and second (out of only three) national championships. Tell your buddies: we’ll be back.

  8. kibbee2545 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:27 PM

    Ohio state in a bowl game, the cheaters should not be playing. Notre dame would have been a better team to be in a bowl game. What happen to Boise state.

  9. overratedgators says: Dec 5, 2011 10:50 PM

    Hey, Tamanaha: Any chance we can get a permanent link to this article on the MSNBC CFB main page, so we can check back as your predictions are updated?

  10. lowellburgess says: Dec 6, 2011 12:13 AM

    I hope the LSU and Alabama Champion Game will be more exciting than the regular season game: LSU 9 and Alabama 6. Bud Grant once said that defence wins the game but the offence sells the tickets to the fans. LSU is number 1, I just wish Oklahoma State was playing in the Champion Game. Remember the Offence sells the tickets to the fans.

  11. basset11hound says: Dec 16, 2011 10:44 PM

    Fiesta & Rose are great match-ups and should be the best 2 bowls. LSU-Bama a distant 4th after the Cotton. All the others are pretty dismal, except to their fan base and the diehard gambler.

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