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College Football Bowl Predictions

Posted: December 18, 2010 in Football, Sports


Here are this year’s predictions for 20 of the 35 college bowl games.
uDrove Humanitarian Bowl
MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
Insight Bowl
Texas Bowl
New Era Pinstripe Bowl
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
Hyundai Sun Bowl
Chick-Fil-A Bowl
TicketCity Bowl
Outback Bowl
Capital One Bowl
Progressive Gator Bowl
Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
Discover Orange Bowl
Allstate Sugar Bowl
AT&T Cotton Bowl
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game


Saturday, December 18

uDrove Humanitarian Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
5:30 PM ET
Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State
Prediction: Fresno State
Back to Bowls


Wednesday, December 22

MAACO Bowl Las Vegas
ESPN, ESPN3.com
8:00 PM ET
No. 19 Utah vs. No. 10 Boise State
Prediction: Boise State
Back to Bowls


Monday, December 27

AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl
ESPN2, ESPN3.com
5 PM ET
Air Force vs. Georgia Tech
Prediction: Air Force
Back to Bowls


Tuesday, December 28

Insight Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
10 PM ET
No. 12 Missouri vs. Iowa
Prediction: Missouri
Back to Bowls


Wednesday, December 29

Texas Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
6:00 PM ET
Illinois vs. Baylor
Prediction: Baylor
Back to Bowls


Thursday, December 30

New Era Pinstripe Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
3:20 PM ET
Kansas State vs. Syracuse
Prediction: Kansas State
Back to Bowls

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
6:40 PM ET
North Carolina vs. Tennessee
Prediction: Tennessee
Back to Bowls

Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
10:00 PM ET
No. 18 Nebraska vs. Washington
Prediction: Nebraska
Back to Bowls


Friday, December 31

Hyundai Sun Bowl
CBS
2:00 PM ET
Notre Dame vs. Miami (FL)
Prediction: Miami (FL)
Back to Bowls

Chick-Fil-A Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
7:30 PM ET
No. 20 South Carolina vs. No. 23 Florida State
Prediction: South Carolina
Back to Bowls


Saturday, January 1

TicketCity Bowl
ESPNU
12:00 PM ET
Northwestern vs. Texas Tech
Prediction: Texas Tech
Back to Bowls

Outback Bowl
ABC
1:00 PM ET
Florida vs. Penn State
Prediction:Florida
Back to Bowls

Capital One Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
1:00 PM ET
No. 16 Alabama vs. No. 9 Michigan State
Prediction: Alabama
Back to Bowls

Progressive Gator Bowl
ESPN2, ESPN3.com
1:30 PM ET
No. 21 Mississippi State vs. Michigan
Prediction: Mississippi State
Back to Bowls

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Vizio
ESPN, ESPN3.com
5:00 PM ET
No. 5 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 TCU
Prediction: TCU
Back to Bowls

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
8:30 PM ET
Connecticut vs. No. 7 Oklahoma
Prediction: Oklahoma
Back to Bowls


Monday, January 3

Discover Orange Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
8:30 PM ET
No. 4 Stanford vs. No. 13 Virginia Tech
Prediction: Stanford
Back to Bowls


Tuesday, January 4

Allstate Sugar Bowl
ESPN, ESPN3.com
8:30 PM ET
No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 8 Arkansas
Prediction: Ohio State
Back to Bowls


Saturday, January 8

AT&T Cotton Bowl
FOX
8:00 PM ET
No. 11 LSU vs. No. 17 Texas A&M
Back to Bowls


Monday, January 10

Tostitos BCS National Championship Game
ESPN, ESPN3.com
8:30 PM ET
No. 2 Oregon vs. No. 1 Auburn
Prediction: Oregon
Back to Bowls

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