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Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by J.R., Dec 14, 2018.

  1. J.R.

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    Saturday, December 15th

    AUTONATION CURE BOWL
    Tulane vs. Louisiana
    12:30pm | CBSSN
    Camping World Stadium | Orlando, FL

    NEW MEXICO BOWL
    Utah State vs. North Texas
    1:00pm | ESPN
    Dreamstyle Stadium | Albuquerque, NM

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS LAS VEGAS BOWL
    Arizona State vs. (21)Fresno State
    2:30pm | ABC
    Sam Boyd Stadium | Las Vegas, NV

    RAYCOM MEDIA CAMELLIA BOWL
    Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan
    4:30pm | ESPN
    Cramton Bowl | Montgomery, AL

    R+L CARRIERS NEW ORLEANS BOWL
    Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State
    8:00pm | ESPN
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome | New Orleans, LA

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    Tuesday, December 18th

    CHERIBUNDI BOCA RATON BOWL
    UAB vs. Northern Illinois
    6:00pm | ESPN
    FAU Football Stadium | Boca Raton, FL

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    Wednesday, December 19th

    DXL FRISCO BOWL
    San Diego State vs. Ohio
    7:00pm | ESPN
    Toyota Stadium | Frisco, TX

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    Thursday, December 20th

    BAD BOY MOWERS GASPARILLA BOWL
    Marshall vs. South Florida
    7:00pm | ESPN
    Raymond James Stadium | Tampa, FL

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    Friday, December 21st

    MAKERS WANTED BAHAMAS BOWL
    FIU vs. Toledo
    11:30am | ESPN
    Thomas Robinson Stadium | Nassau, NP

    FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
    Western Michigan vs. BYU
    3:00pm | ESPN
    Albertsons Stadium | Boise, ID

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    Saturday, December 22nd

    BIRMINGHAM BOWL
    Memphis vs. Wake Forest
    11:00am | ESPN
    Legion Field (AL) | Birmingham, AL

    LOCKHEED MARTIN ARMED FORCES BOWL
    Houston vs. Army
    2:30pm | ESPN
    Amon G. Carter Stadium | Fort Worth, TX

    DOLLAR GENERAL BOWL
    Buffalo vs. Troy
    6:00pm | ESPN
    Ladd-Peebles Stadium | Mobile, AL

    SOFI HAWAI'I BOWL
    Hawai'i vs. Louisiana Tech
    9:30pm | ESPN
    Aloha Stadium | Honolulu, HI

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    Wednesday, December 26th

    SERVPRO FIRST RESPONDER BOWL
    Boston College vs. (25)Boise State
    12:30pm | ESPN
    Cotton Bowl | Dallas, TX

    QUICK LANE BOWL
    Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech
    4:15pm | ESPN
    Ford Field | Detroit, MI

    CHEEZ-IT BOWL
    Cal vs. TCU
    8:00pm | ESPN
    Chase Field | Phoenix, AZ

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    Thursday, December 27th

    WALK-ON'S INDEPENDENCE BOWL
    Temple vs. Duke
    12:30pm | ESPN
    Independence Stadium | Shreveport, LA

    NEW ERA PINSTRIPE BOWL
    Miami vs. Wisconsin
    4:15pm | ESPN
    Yankee Stadium | New York, NY

    ACADEMY SPORTS + OUTDOORS TEXAS BOWL
    Baylor vs. Vanderbilt
    8:00pm | ESPN
    NRG Stadium | Houston, TX

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    Friday, December 28th

    FRANKLIN AMERICAN MORTGAGE MUSIC CITY BOWL
    Purdue vs. Auburn
    12:30pm | ESPN
    Nissan Stadium | Nashville, TN

    CAMPING WORLD BOWL
    (20)
    Syracuse vs. (16)West Virginia
    4:15pm | ESPN
    Camping World Stadium | Orlando, FL

    VALERO ALAMO BOWL
    (24)
    Iowa State vs. (13)Washington State
    8:00pm | ESPN
    Alamodome | San Antonio, TX

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    Saturday, December 29th

    CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
    (10)
    Florida vs. (7)Michigan
    11:00am | ESPN
    Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Atlanta, GA

    BELK BOWL
    South Carolina vs. Virginia
    11:00am | ABC
    Bank of America Stadium | Charlotte, NC

    NOVA HOME LOANS ARIZONA BOWL
    Arkansas State vs. Nevada
    12:15pm | CBSSN
    Arizona Stadium | Tucson, AZ

    GOODYEAR COTTON BOWL CLASSIC - CFP SEMIFINAL
    (3)
    Notre Dame vs. (2)Clemson
    3:00pm | ESPN
    AT&T Stadium | Arlington, TX

    CAPITAL ONE ORANGE BOWL - CFP SEMIFINAL
    (4)
    Oklahoma vs. (1)Alabama
    7:00pm | ESPN
    Hard Rock Stadium | Miami, FL

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    Monday, December 31st

    MILITARY BOWL PRESENTED BY NORTHROP GRUMMAN
    Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech
    11:00am | ESPN
    Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium | Annapolis, MD

    HYUNDAI SUN BOWL
    Stanford vs. Pitt
    1:00pm | CBS
    Sun Bowl | El Paso, TX

    REDBOX BOWL
    Michigan State vs. Oregon
    2:00pm | FOX
    Levi's Stadium | Santa Clara, CA

    AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
    Oklahoma State vs. (23)Missouri
    2:45pm | ESPN
    Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium | Memphis, TN

    SAN DIEGO COUNTY CREDIT UNION HOLIDAY BOWL
    (22)
    Northwestern vs. (17)Utah
    6:00pm | FS1
    SDCCU Stadium | San Diego, CA

    TAXSLAYER GATOR BOWL
    NC State vs. (19)Texas A&M
    6:30pm | ESPN
    TIAA Bank Field | Jacksonville, FL

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    Tuesday, January 1st

    OUTBACK BOWL
    Iowa vs. (18)Mississippi State
    11:00am | ESPN2
    Raymond James Stadium | Tampa, FL

    PLAYSTATION FIESTA BOWL
    (11)
    LSU vs. (8)UCF
    12:00pm | ESPN
    State Farm Stadium | Glendale, AZ

    VRBO CITRUS BOWL
    (14)
    Kentucky vs. (12)Penn State
    12:00pm | ABC
    Camping World Stadium | Orlando, FL

    ROSE BOWL GAME PRESENTED BY NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL
    (9)
    Washington vs. (6)Ohio State
    4:00pm | ESPN
    Rose Bowl | Pasadena, CA

    ALLSTATE SUGAR BOWL
    (15)
    Texas vs. (5)Georgia
    7:45pm | ESPN
    Mercedes-Benz Superdome | New Orleans, LA

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    Monday, January 7th

    CFP NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY AT&T
    TBD vs. TBD
    7:00pm | ESPN
    Levi's Stadium | Santa Clara, CA
     
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  2. Buck Turgidson

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    I know not that much about it, but I do think that the Utah St vs North Texas game will be fun.
     
  3. jdh008

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    I'm such a sucker for bowl games. I'll probably end up watching an embarrassing number of these.

    UNT/Utah State should be a lot of fun. Two of the better G5 teams this season. To me, like so many bowl games, it will come down to how motivated USU is under an interim coach. Even though they've named the next head coach (Gary Andersen in his second time around at USU), you just never know how teams will play in those situations. On the other hand, UNT might be emboldened by the fact that they're hanging on to their head coach after it looked like a near certainty that he would be gone to K-State.

    Louisiana (which is what ULL is called now) vs. Tulane would be fun, if it were the New Orleans Bowl. Instead, it's taking place in Orlando, which will give it a bit of a sterile atmosphere, I'm sure.

    The Las Vegas Bowl is interesting, if only because I'm not sure how I would have reacted if you had told me two years ago that Jeff Tedford and Herm Edwards would be facing off as opposing head coaches in a bowl game in 2018.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that the players and coaches and fans and families are more interested in Orlando in December than staying in LA.
     
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    Oh absolutely. The folks that are going to travel to an out-of-state bowl game anyway were undoubtedly excited. But there are enough alumni of both schools in the city that I think it would have created a fun atmosphere. These two programs played in this game back in 2013 and it drew more than 54,000 people, a record for the game.
     
  6. J.R.

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    Justin Fields reportedly intends to transfer from Georgia. :oops:
     
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    Charlie Strong pulled off the full Ron Zook this year. Zook famously got Illinois off to a 6-0 start in 2011 before losing the final six regular season games of the season.

    The next couple of years will be interesting for Strong at USF. That program has pretty high expectations, and it only made expectations higher that Strong seemed like a perfect fit in that job. He's always recruited the state of Florida particularly well, and the last time he was at a job at that relative level (Louisville, mostly pre-ACC years), he did a really good job.
     
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    I followed along with this a little bit earlier today, and it just seemed like a weird situation.

    There were apparently some logistical challenges, including players with flights out of Dallas scheduled for later tonight, and there was severe weather all around, but it was surprising how quickly they pulled the ripcord on canceling the game. Given that sponsors shell out good amounts of money to have their names associated with these games (no matter how inconsequential the game might be), I kind of expected bowl officials to string things out as long as possible in hopes of squeezing the game in.

    It's a bummer for the seniors (including a very productive BSU quarterback in Brett Rypien) whose final game went like this after weeks of waiting and preparing to play the game, it's a bummer for the families of players who spent good money to get there to see it, and it's a bummer for people like the officials, team staffers, and media members who might have missed Christmas with their families yesterday to travel to a bowl game that ultimately didn't take place.

    I get that there's always risk of something like this happening, and no one can control the weather, so I'm not saying anyone should be blamed or that anyone should be particularly aggrieved, but it just sucks for a lot of people and it was a surprise that everyone gave up on it so quickly.
     
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    This tcu vs cal game is extremely boring
     
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    So, anyone else watch that abomination of a game they call the Cheez-I(n)t bowl?

    Setting football back 100 years, wow.
    9 interceptions (or something like that)
    10-7 OT Final
    That.was.awful.
     
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    What was that whole switching kickers at the end by tcu ?
    Iced their own kickers
     
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    It was awful but in a comical way. I was expecting 6 OT’s before an actual OT score.

    Actually no it was pretty much the worst game of football I have ever watched.
     
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    https://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2018/12/27/18157269/cal-tcu-cheez-it-bowl-2018
    8. TCU put in a QB with drop foot, a condition “caused by weakness or paralysis of the muscles involved in lifting the front part of the foot,” per the Mayo Clinic.
     
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    I wonder and ask this every year at this time. What is the point of these stupid Bowl games???
    Other than for the sponsors and schools (and players that aren't going to the NFL to get riches but are getting gifts, etc from these games) what's the point? What's the point for fans to shell out money to these out of state games to go watch their team play and possibly say they won the Cheezit/Dollar General/Autozone Bowl?
    The Bowl games for the playoffs I understand but the others? Is it just to make the schools and their teams feel good at the end of the season? That definitely didn't work for UH.
     
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    Drove through it last night on my way back from Houston. Flash flooding, frequent lightning for hours, etc. The worst winds were actually in East Dallas near Fair Park - 70+ mph. Can't say I'm surprised it got canceled, especially with the other factors you mentioned.
     
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