2010/2011 Bowl Predictions – Week 1

I guess you could say I passed in terms of my regular season record. Whatever you want to call it, I did much better than our new favorite media member to hate, Tim Brando. He was 49-49-2 on the season. Based on that, who do you think should be spouting out thoughts on college football on national television. Brando or the ‘Blogler?

This year the picks will go from games on Saturday to the following Friday. This week’s games are just amazing. Amazingly bad.

Bowl Season: 5-2
Regular Season: 86-27 (76.1%)
Overall: 91-29 (75.8%)

12/18

New Mexico Bowl (1 p.m. ESPN)
BYU vs. UTEP – Both teams are 6-6. Both teams go by their abbreviation. That’s about all the analysis this game deserves.

BYU 27, UTEP 17

BYU 52, UTEP 24SUCCESS!

uDrove Humanitarian Bowl (4:30 p.m. ESPN)
Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State – If you’re unaware, this one is played on the blue turd (this was actually a typo that I decided to leave because I felt that it fit nicely) in Boise. The only time I watched Fresno State, they got rocked on the blue turd (again, intentional) 51-0. They also happened to give up 55 points to Ole Miss.

Oh, and Northern Illinois beat Alabama once. Plus they’ll be happy to be in a bowl, while Fresno will be scared to play on the blue turd (yep) again.

Northern Illinois 31, Fresno State 17

Northern Illinois 40, Fresno State 17SUCCESS!

R + L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (8 p.m. ESPN)
Ohio vs. Troy – Usually I wouldn’t pick Ohio to win anything but a MAC game, but since Troy is in the Sunbelt, I guess that counts. No offense Trojans, but you are one of those few bowl teams that didn’t beat a single FBS (D-1) team with a winning record.

I still can’t believe an actual mid-major program has the Bobcats as their mascot, though. This ain’t Beulah!

Ohio 24, Troy 21

Troy 48, Ohio 21FAILURE

12/21

Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl (7 p.m. ESPN)
Southern Miss vs. Louisville – I’m sorry, I don’t care if you are Southern Miss and bowl trips are few and far between, but I’d have to turn down anything with Beef ‘O’ Brady’s in the name. Don’t get me wrong, the food isn’t terrible, but it has no part in college football unless you want to say, “I remember that time I was throwing up in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s bathroom and looked up at the tv above a urinal and saw that LA-Monroe had beaten Alabama. It was…AWESOME.” Yep, just confirmed it. That’s the only situation where Beef ‘O’ Brady’s and football would make a good match.

Louisville will win. Why? I don’t know. What is this, 60 Minutes? Who are you, The Question King? Who are you, Dan Rather? They just will.

Louisville 30, Southern Miss 14

Louisville 31, Southern Miss 28SUCCESS!

12/22

MAACO Las Vegas Bowl (7 p.m. ESPN)
Utah vs. Boise State – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I’m sorry, Boise. It isn’t your fault. The station broadcasting your game is at fault for it being absolutely hilarious that you went from contending for a spot in the national title game (which you still would have been left out of) to playing in the Las Vegas Bowl.

I guess what you can do in this one is just try to beat Utah worse than TCU did. That might give you a little more cred.

Boise State 48, Utah 13

Boise State 26, Utah 3 SUCCESS!

12/23

San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl (7 p.m. ESPN)
Navy vs. San Diego State – Dang, I’m just tired from typing that bowl name out. Supposedly, the Navy has a large contingent of members/fans in San Diego, or so the San Diego Padres’ uniforms tell me. I expect the crowd to be pretty lively for this one. Yes, I’m kinda serious.

The home team wins, though.

San Diego State 31, Navy 27

San Diego State 35, Navy 14 SUCCESS!

12/24

Sheraton Hawaii Bowl (7 p.m. ESPN)
Hawaii vs. Tulsa – How does Hawaii get to do this every year? They basically schedule a home game and call it a bowl game. It’s usually set before the season is over. On the other hand, they don’t really get a bowl trip out of it. Oh well, they live in FREAKING HAWAII!

Tulsa will be too busy getting lei’d and eating pork to want to play a football game. Rainbow Warriors win.

Hawaii 41, Tulsa 28

Tulsa 62, Hawaii 35FAILURE