Saturday, January 03, 2009


More meaningless predictions. Here are the Bowls leading up to the title game.

International Bowl
January 3rd
Toronto, ON, Canada
Buffalo vs. UConn

Buffalo ended Ball State's perfect season to win the MAC title. They used to be one of the worst programs in the country, but they've come a long way. UConn had made impressive strides, but stumbled down the stretch. After a 5-0 start, they went 2-5. However, they did beat #12 Cincinnati in that series of games. Buffalo passes a lot, UConn rushes a lot. I think the Huskies win this but only after much difficulty.

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
January 5th
Glendale, AZ
#3 Texas vs. #10 Ohio State

A short list of teams who belonged in the BCS more than Ohio State:

Texas Tech
Boise State
Oklahoma State

Mack Brown's whining Longhorns will stampede over the lucky-to-be-there Buckeyes. Good God I hate the Big Ten.

January 6th
Mobile, AL
#22 Ball State vs. Tulsa

Both these teams went deep into the season without defeat. Tulsa went 8-0 before losing, Ball State went 12-0. Both teams were favored in their conference championship games. Both teams fell. And now they're in Mobile. Ball State wins this one.