As you saw in part one, there is still so much going on, in and around the bowl games. We have coaches staying with the team until after the bowl game, who then go off to coach another college; and student players transferring to other colleges.
All the professional sports people are calling all the games very close, other than the college football playoffs. There is a very large win gap in many games. Here are the rest of the Bowl Games.
Military Bowl: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Virginia Tech Hokies, Annapolis, Maryland. Tech is one of the few 6-6 teams to make it to a bowl.For this one, they wish they would have stayed home. Bears by 13.
Sun Bowl: Stanford Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Panthers, El Paso, Texas. This is going to be a hard fight, and the Panthers come out with a mouth full of feathers. Pittsburgh by 10.
Liberty Bowl: Missouri Tigers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys, Memphis, Tennessee. Unfortunately, Cowboys taste good at this time of the year. Tigers by 13.
Gator Bowl: North Carolina State Wolfpack vs. Texas A&M Aggies, Jacksonville. It’s the Aggies all day long by 19.
Outback Bowl: Mississippi State Bulldogs vs. Iowa Hawkeyes, Tampa. There are many reasons to pick the Hawkeyes to win, but they have never been up against a bunch of mad Bulldogs. Bulldogs by 9.
Citrus Bowl: Kentucky Wildcats vs. Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions, Orlando. Both teams are 9-3. Anyone in their right mind would pick Penn State to win. So, what am I thinking? Lions by 3.
Fiesta Bowl: Louisiana State University Tigers vs. University of Central Florida Knights, Glendale, Arizona. Sorry to say that UCF, the Cinderella team, will end the longest winning streak. Unfortunately, there are way too many odds against them. It’s LSU. Oh what the heck, I love this team and they are underdogs. Knights by 2.
Rose Bowl: Washinton Huskies vs. Ohio State Buckeyes, Pasadena, California. The coach is gone from the Buckeyes. Huskies by 6.
Sugar Bowl: Texas Longhorns vs. Georgia Bulldogs, New Orleans, Louisiana. Talk about some Mad Dawgs, here they are, by 21+.
College Football Playoff Championship: Santa Clara, California. Who’s in? My pick is Alabama vs. Clemson, with another win for Alabama by 3.
Happy New Year!
Bill Everett is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. He lives in Baker.