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Bowl Season: Way too soon predictions

Bowl Season: Way too soon predictions

The bowl season starts on Dec. 20, so it’s way too soon to make some predictions. Right? Don’t worry, you can hang on to these picks and tell me how wrong I was.

Let’s go.

All picks are against the spread.

Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl

Buffalo (7-5) (-4.5) vs. Charlotte (7-5): Buffalo

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

Utah State (7-5) (-8)  vs. Kent State (6-6): Kent State

New Mexico Bowl

Central Michigan (8-5) vs. San Diego State (9-3) (-4.5): San Diego State

Cure Bowl

Liberty (7-5) vs. Georgia Southern (7-5) (-3.5): Georgia Southern

Cheribundi Boca Raton Bowl

SMU (10-2) (-3) vs. Florida Atlantic (10-3): SMU

Camellia Bowl

Florida International (6-6) vs. Arkansas State (7-5) (-3): Florida International

Mitsubishi Motors Las Vegas Bowl

Boise State (12-1) vs. Washington (7-5) (-3): Boise State

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Appalachian State (12-1) (-17) vs. UAB (9-4) : Appalachian State

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

UCF (9-3) (-17.5) vs. Marshall (8-4): Marshall

SoFi Hawai’i Bowl

BYU (7-5) (-2.5) vs. Hawaii (9-5): BYU

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Louisiana Tech (-3) vs. Miami (-7.5) (-12): Louisiana Tech

Quick Lane Bowl

Pittsburgh (7-5) (-10) vs. Eastern Michigan (6-6): Pittsburgh

Military Bowl Presented by Northrop Grumman

North Carolina (6-6) (-6) vs. Temple (8-4): Temple

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Michigan State (6-6) (-3.5) vs. Wake Forest (8-4): Michigan State

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

Oklahoma State (8-4) vs. Texas A&M (7-5) (-5.5): Texas A&M

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

USC (8-4) (-2.5) vs. Iowa (9-3): USC

Cheez-It Bowl

Air Force (10-2) vs. Washington State (6-6) (-4.5): Air Force

Camping World Bowl

Notre Dame (10-2) (-3.5) vs. Iowa State (7-5) : Notre Dame

Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic

Memphis (12-1) vs. Penn State (10-2) (-7): Penn State

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

Western Kentucky (8-4) (-2) vs. Western Michigan (7-5): Western Michigan

Redbox Bowl

Cal (7-5) (-4.5) vs. Illinois (6-6): Cal

Capital One Orange Bowl

Florida (10-2) (-13) vs. Virginia (9-4): Florida

Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl

Mississippi State (6-6) vs. Louisville (7-5) (Pick): Louisville

Belk Bowl

Virginia Tech (8-4) (Pick) vs. Kentucky (7-5): Kentucky

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

Florida State (6-6) vs. Arizona State (6-6) (-3): Florida State

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Navy (9-2) vs. Kansas State (8-4) (-2): Navy

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Wyoming (7-5) (-7.5) vs. Georgia State (7-5): Wyoming

Valero Alamo Bowl

Utah (11-2) (-6.5) vs. Texas (7-5): Utah

Vrbo Citrus Bowl

Michigan (9-3) vs. Alabama (10-2) (-7): Alabama

Outback Bowl

Minnesota (10-2) vs. Auburn (9-3) (-8): Minnesota

Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual

Oregon (11-2) vs. Wisconsin (10-3) (-3): Wisconsin

Allstate Sugar Bowl

Georgia (11-2) (-7) vs. Baylor (10-2) : Baylor

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

Boston College (6-6) vs. Cincinnati (10-3) (-4.5): Cincinnati

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Indiana (8-4) (-1) vs. Tennessee (7-5): Tennessee

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Ohio (6-6) (-6) vs. Nevada (7-5): Ohio

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Southern Miss (7-5) vs. Tulane (6-6) (-7): Tulane

LendingTree Bowl

La. Lafayette (10-3) (-13.5) vs. Miami (Ohio) (8-5): La. Lafayette

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Oklahoma (12-1) vs. LSU (13-0) (-12) Oklahoma

College Football Playoff Semifinal at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Clemson (13-0) (-2) vs. Ohio State (13-0): Clemson

 

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