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[NCAA Football] '08-'09 Bowl Season

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by halfbreed, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. halfbreed

    halfbreed Contributing Member

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    BCS Bowls

    ROSE (Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m., ABC)
    The Site: Pasadena, Calif.
    The Matchup: USC vs. Penn State

    ORANGE (Jan. 1, 8 p.m., Fox)
    The Site: Miami
    The Matchup: Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati

    SUGAR (Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., Fox)
    The Site: New Orleans
    The Matchup: Utah vs. Alabama

    FIESTA (Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Fox)
    The Site: Glendale, Ariz.
    The Matchup: Ohio State vs. Texas

    BCS Title Game (Jan. 8, 8 p.m., FOX)
    The Site: Miami
    The Matchup: Florida vs. Oklahoma

    Non-BCS Bowls

    EagleBank (Dec. 20, 11 a.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Washington
    The Matchup: Navy vs. Wake Forest

    NEW MEXICO (Dec. 20, 2:30 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Albuquerque
    The Matchup: Fresno State vs. Colorado State

    ST. PETERSBURG BOWL (Dec. 20, 4:30 p.m., ESPN2)
    The Site: St. Petersburg, Fla.
    The Matchup: Memphis vs.USF

    LAS VEGAS BOWL (Dec. 20, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Las Vegas
    The Matchup: BYU vs. Arizona

    R+L Carriers New Orleans (Dec. 21, 8 p.m. ESPN)
    The Site: New Orleans
    The Matchup: Southern Miss vs. Troy

    POINSETTIA (Dec. 23, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: San Diego
    The Matchup: TCU vs. Boise State

    HAWAII (Dec. 24, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Honolulu
    The Matchup: Notre Dame vs. Hawaii

    MOTOR CITY (Dec. 26, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Detroit
    The Matchup: Florida Atlatnic vs. Central Michigan

    MEINEKE CAR CARE (Dec. 27, 1 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Charlotte, N.C.
    The Matchup: North Carolina vs. West Virginia

    CHAMPS SPORTS (Dec. 27, 4:30 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Orlando, Fla.
    The Matchup: Florida State vs. Wisconsin

    EMERALD (Dec. 27, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: San Francisco
    The Matchup: Miami vs. California

    INDEPENDENCE (Dec. 28, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Shreveport, La.
    The Matchup: Northern Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech

    PAPAJOHNS.COM (Dec. 29, 3 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Birmingham, Ala.
    The Matchup: Rutgers vs. N.C. State

    ALAMO (Dec. 29, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: San Antonio
    The Matchup: Northwestern vs. Missouri

    HUMANITARIAN (Dec. 30, 4:30 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Boise, Idaho
    The Matchup: Maryland vs. Nevada

    HOLIDAY (Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: San Diego
    The Matchup: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon

    TEXAS (Dec. 30, 8 p.m., NFL Network)
    The Site: Houston
    The Matchup: Rice vs. Western Michigan

    ARMED FORCES (Dec. 31, noon, ESPN)
    The Site: Fort Worth, Texas
    The Matchup: Houston vs. Air Force

    SUN (Dec. 31, 2 p.m., CBS)
    The Site: El Paso, Texas
    The Matchup: Pittsburgh vs. Oregon State

    MUSIC CITY (Dec. 31, 3:30 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Nashville, Tenn.
    The Matchup: Boston College vs. Vanderbilt

    INSIGHT (Dec. 31, 5:30 p.m., NFL Network)
    The Site: Tempe, Ariz.
    The Matchup: Kansas vs. Minnesota

    CHICK-FIL-A (Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Atlanta
    The Matchup: Georgia Tech vs. LSU

    OUTBACK (Jan. 1, 11 a.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Tampa, Fla.
    The Matchup: Iowa vs. South Carolina

    GATOR (Jan. 1, 1 p.m., CBS)
    The Site: Jacksonville, Fla.
    The Matchup: Clemson vs. Nebraska

    CAPITAL ONE (Jan. 1, 1 p.m., ABC)
    The Site: Orlando, Fla.
    The Matchup: Michigan State vs. Georgia

    COTTON (Jan. 2, 2 p.m., Fox)
    The Site: Dallas
    The Matchup: Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech

    LIBERTY (Jan. 2, 5 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Memphis, Tenn.
    The Matchup: Kentucky vs. East Carolina

    INTERNATIONAL (Jan. 3, noon, ESPN2)
    The Site: Toronto
    The Matchup: Buffalo vs. Connecticut

    GMAC (Jan. 6, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: Mobile, Ala.
    The Matchup: Tulsa vs. Ball State
     
  2. A_3PO

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    At the most, only 4 bowl games matter this year. Nobody gives a care about VaTech against Cincinnati. The Orange Bowl got the short end of the BCS stick.
     
  3. LonghornFan

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    Probably one of the worst bowl seasons I've ever seen listed. I see MAYBE 4 games that interest me. The rest, bleh.
     
  4. Cannonball

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    Congrats Owls on your best season in 53 years. Your reward? Western Michigan.

    Not a bad team really but not what Rice was hoping for either.
     
  5. Ziggy

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    Bama is gonna do some nasty things to Utah. Utah can compete with some of the other solid teams but Bama is just not a good matchup.
     
  6. Rocket River

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    BCS Bowls[/U]

    ROSE (Jan. 1, 4:30 p.m., ABC)
    The Site: Pasadena, Calif.
    The Matchup: USC vs. Penn State

    SUGAR (Jan. 2, 8:30 p.m., Fox)
    The Site: New Orleans
    The Matchup: Utah vs. Alabama

    FIESTA (Jan. 5, 8 p.m., Fox)
    The Site: Glendale, Ariz.
    The Matchup: Ohio State vs. Texas

    BCS Title Game (Jan. 8, 8 p.m., FOX)
    The Site: Miami
    The Matchup: Florida vs. Oklahoma

    Non-BCS Bowls

    POINSETTIA (Dec. 23, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: San Diego
    The Matchup: TCU vs. Boise State





    HOLIDAY (Dec. 30, 8 p.m., ESPN)
    The Site: San Diego
    The Matchup: Oklahoma State vs. Oregon

    TEXAS (Dec. 30, 8 p.m., NFL Network)
    The Site: Houston
    The Matchup: Rice vs. Western Michigan

    ARMED FORCES (Dec. 31, noon, ESPN)
    The Site: Fort Worth, Texas
    The Matchup: Houston vs. Air Force


    COTTON (Jan. 2, 2 p.m., Fox)
    The Site: Dallas
    The Matchup: Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech


    Rocket River
    My Picks
     
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    This is going to be one of the worst bowl seasons in recent memory. Most of these games are going to be boring blowouts, and the few that won't be will be obscure matchups that nobody's interested in. Yes, that includes the title game.

    Except for the Cotton Bowl. That one does have me intrigued.
     
  9. halfbreed

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    The Cotton Bowl will be a blowout, too.

    Ole Miss is a decent team but their QB is the same Jevan Snead who couldn't beat out Colt McCoy for the starting gig here at UT.
     
  10. SirCharlesFan

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    How weird is it that the Poinsettia Bowl ended up with one of the most intriguing matchups of all the bowl games?
     
  11. SirCharlesFan

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    I think Tech will win handily...but is that really a big diss? Oh wow, the guy couldn't beat out perhaps the best quarterback in the nation! That means he must suck! In theory, couldn't that mean he's the 2nd best quarterback in the country? He's not, but he's pretty damn solid.
     
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    #11 TCU vs. #9 Boise State is the best non-BCS game, bar none. It's better than the Orange Bowl.

    TCU has the second best defense in the nation. "Held" OU to 35 points. Should have beaten Utah after leading for 59 minutes.

    Boise State blew out a bunch of teams, but they haven't played anyone close to TCU's caliber.

    We'll see what Boise State can do away from their blue turf.
     
  13. Major

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    Maybe - but Ole Miss nearly beat Alabama (had the ball at midfield with 2 minutes to go, down by 4) and they did beat Florida.
     
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    Ole Miss actually has some solid players (especially on the dline), and they have been playing over their head all season. If they can get to Harrell, it could actually be a pretty good game.
     
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    For his first year starting, Snead is actually playing really well. He has a hell of an arm, that's for sure. He could've played at Florida or Texas if both schools didn't have Heisman caliber players in front of him.
     
  16. halfbreed

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    Don't get me wrong, I think the guy is a decent QB. The problem is when he was fighting McCoy for the starting role it wasn't the same Colt McCoy that is playing today.

    I'm glad the guy got to start somewhere and is doing well but I don't think his team will be able to beat Tech unless Leach takes a job prior to the game and leaves the team in a state of limbo.
     
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    they were both freshman, and he was a true freshman and it was a close competition. Alot of people were disappointed to see him leave.
     
  18. RocketMan Tex

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    Chik-Fil-A (Georgia Tech vs. LSU), Capital One (Michigan State vs. Georgia), Cotton (Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech), and Fiesta (UT vs. Ohio State) will be fun to watch.

    Very disappointed with the Texas Bowl. Western Michigan?? :confused:
     
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    The Holiday Bowl (Oregon vs Oklahoma State) will be one of the more exciting games in my opinion. This will be a fast paced, high scoring shootout which the Holiday Bowls have traditionally been. GO DUCKS!
     
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    Go Big Ten! Hopefully the Longhorns are as pouty as some posters here and Ohio State sneaks an upset. I think the Rose Bowl matchup looks great. USC is the clear favorite, but Penn State's only loss is on a last second field goal -so they have something to prove to the BCS as well. Should be a hard fought game. I've been to several Alamo Bowls and they are always fun no matter who is playing. Northwestern is good this year, they should spoil Chase Daniel's Senior trip to Texas. I think Georgia will beat Michigan State in the Cap One and I hope Iowa/South Carolina will be a great way to show Shonn Greene to a national audience with a hard fought victory on the ground.
     

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