Friday, December 16, 2011

Opening Day of Bowl Season

Ah, it is that time of year again.  Time for games between mediocre teams in front of tens of fans all broadcast on ESPN and sponsored by some type of food, internet site or baseball cap.  I really do enjoy it.  I enjoy the bowl pick 'ems.  I enjoy the highlights.  I enjoy how it lasts just short of the NBA postseason.  It bridges the gap to spring football and gives us one last helping of college football.  I am going to attempt to pick these games.  Not because I think I am an expert, but because I would like something to take credit for should I get lucky.  Here are tomorrows picks!

Gildan New Mexico Bowl
Temple vs. Wyoming

Owls are red.  Cowboys are brown.  Wyoming will be the one's leaving with a frown.
Temple 31    Wyoming 20

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Ohio vs Utah State

Frank Solich had a career record of 58-19 at Nebraska.  They finished the season in the top 10 three seasons in a row.  His last season was 9-3.  Good enough to get him fired.  What?!  Nebraska since has not finished the season in the top 10 and has a total of 34 losses since his tenure.  You may be aware of the mess at Pitt right now too?  Common among both places?  Steve Pederson as the AD.

My first underdog pick of the bowl season.  I like Frank Solich.  May he turn Utah State into hashbrowns.


R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

San Diego State vs. Louisiana Lafayette

San Diego State still has enough of its roster from last year under Brady Hoke to put a hurtin' to the Rajun Cajuns, which may be one of the coolest mascots in college football.  They will be playing close to home but San Diego State needs to get used to traveling across the country beings as though they are a member of the Big East now.

SDSU 33-La Lafayette 19