College football bowl season is here!
Most of your favorite teams won’t be in action for a few weeks, but on Saturday we kick things off with a few fun games.
Tulane and Louisiana present a nice clash of style, Utah State’s elite Group of Five defense faces North Texas’ high-flying offense, and Mountain West champ Fresno State gets a shot at Herm Edwards’ solid Sun Devils in the afternoon.
Later on, we have Georgia Southern’s resurgent option attack against Eastern Michigan, and what should be a fun game between Appalachian State, minus new Louisville coach Scott Satterfield, against Middle Tennessee.
From there, we have bowl games just about every day, through New Year’s Day. If you love college football, this might be the best two weeks of your year.
In our season-long staff picks, Matt Hladik cruised to victory after the conference title games. Our final standings:
Now up: the bowl picks.
(*On mobile, our College Football Bowl picks are best viewed in landscape mode.)
|Tulane vs. Louisiana (Cure Bowl)|
|Utah State vs. North Texas (New Mexico Bowl)|
|Arizona State vs. 21 Fresno State (Las Vegas Bowl)|
|Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan (Camellia Bowl)|
|Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State (New Orleans Bowl)|
|UAB vs. Northern Illinois (Boca Raton Bowl)|
|San Diego State vs. Ohio (Frisco Bowl)|
|Marshall vs. South Florida (Gasparilla Bowl)|
|FIU vs. Toledo (Bahamas Bowl)|
|Western Michigan vs. BYU (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl)|
|Memphis vs. Wake Forest (Birmingham Bowl)|
|Houston vs. Army (Armed Forces Bowl)|
|Buffalo vs. Troy (Dollar General Bowl)|
|Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech (Hawaii Bowl)|
|Boston College vs. 25 Boise State (First Responder Bowlw)|
|Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech (Quick Lane Bowl)|
|Cal vs. TCU (Cheez-It Bowl)|
|Temple vs. Duke (Independence Bowl)|
|Miami vs. Wisconsin (Pinstripe Bowl)|
|Baylor vs. Vanderbilt (Texas Bowl)|
|16 West Virginia vs. 20 Syracuse (Camping World Bowl)|
|Purdue vs. Auburn (Music City Bowl)|
|24 Iowa State vs. 13 Washington State (Alamo Bowl)|
|10 Florida vs. 7 Michigan (Peach Bowl)|
|South Carolina vs. Virginia (Belk Bowl)|
|Arkansas State vs. Nevada (Arizona Bowl)|
|3 Notre Dame vs. 2 Clemson (CFP Semifinal-Cotton Bowl)|
|4 Oklahoma vs. 1 Alabama (CFP Semifinal-Orange Bowl)|
|Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (Military Bowl)|
|Stanford vs. Pitt (Sun Bowl)|
|Michigan State vs. Oregon (RedBox Bowl)|
|23 Missouri vs. Oklahoma State (Liberty Bowl)|
|22 Northwestern vs. 17 Utah (Holiday Bowl)|
|NC State vs. 19 Texas A&M (Gator Bowl)|
|18 Mississippi State vs. Iowa (Outback Bowl)|
|11 LSU vs. 8 UCF (Fiesta Bowl)|
|14 Kentucky vs. 12 Penn State (Citrus Bowl)|
|9 Washington vs. 8 Ohio State (Rose Bowl)|
|15 Texas vs. 5 Georgia (Sugar Bowl)|
|National Championship Game (New Orleans)|