Sunday, December 28, 2008


More ignorant bowl predictions. These games are on Monday and Tuesday. Bowl
Birmingham, AL
NC State vs. Rutgers

Rutgers was 2-3 outside of the Big East, with wins over Army and Morgan State. They're biggest win was a 12-10 squeaker at home against UConn. NC State finished the season strong with 4 straight wins. They played a somewhat tough schedule, with 10 of their opponents going to bowls, but they were 4-6 in those games. I gotta go with Rutgers, 24-16.

Valero Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, TX
#21 Missouri vs. #23 Northwestern

Northwestern's had a great year, but Chase Daniels and Missouri are too potent an offense for NW to stop. Missouri 44, Northwestern 31.

Roady's Humanitarian Bowl
Boise, ID
Maryland vs. Nevada

Nevada had to play Texas Tech and Mizzou and they still finished 7-5. Maryland stumbled down the stretch against good teams, and this is quite a long trip for them. Maryland epitomized the whole ACC. They were good one week, horrible the next. They beat California but lost to Middle Tennessee State. Nevada wins 24-17.

Texas Bowl
Houston, TX
Rice vs. Western Michigan

Rice gets to play in their own backyard. Both teams are 9-3, both teams had decent schedules. This could be a very good game and you'll probably miss it because it's on the NFL Network. I give Rice the edge because it'll essentially be a home game.

Pacific Life Holiday Bowl
San Diego, CA
#13 Oklahoma State vs. #17 Oregon

This one's just unfair. OSU has three losses: #3 Texas, #7 Texas Tech, and #1 Oklahoma. They played Texas and Oklahoma very close. Oregon's good, but they'll be outclassed by OSU 56-24.

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