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Archive for December, 2011

2011 Chick-fil-A Bowl: Virginia vs. Auburn Free Pick/Preview

This season’s Chick-fil-A Bowl features Virginia, of the ACC, and last year’s national champions, Auburn, of the SEC. These two schools have played twice before, in 1997 and 1998, splitting the two meetings. Auburn won 28-17 at Virginia in 1997, but the Cavaliers returned the favor in 1998 with a 19-0 win at Auburn. The… Read More »

2011 Sun Bowl: Utah vs. Georgia Tech Free Pick/Preview

El Paso has been a venue for a bowl game for more than 75 years. Utah was a participant in one of the very first Sun Bowls, and now the Utes come back as a member of one of the BCS conferences for the first time. On December 31st, Utah will square off against Georgia… Read More »

2011 Holiday Bowl: California vs. Texas Free Pick/Preview

The Pac-12 and Big 12 conferences battle in San Diego December 28 in the second of two San Diego bowl games. California ended the regular season on a high ntoe, while the Longhorns have struggled to cross the finish line, but both squads played quality football to qualify for bowl games. This will be an… Read More »

2011 Military Bowl: Toledo vs. Air Force Free Pick/Preview

Washington D.C. is the venue of the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman, being played in the shadow of the Pentagon. In this season’s version of the game, the U.S. Air Force Academy will be making its debut in this bowl contest as it represents the military against MAC power Toledo. These two teams have… Read More »

2011 Hawaii Bowl: Nevada vs. Southern Miss Free Pick/Preview

The tradition of college football on the islands continues December 24th with the 10th Sheraton Hawaii Bowl, featuring WAC runner-up Nevada taking on Conference USA champion Southern Miss. This will be the third all-time meeting between the Wolf Pack and the Golden Eagles. USM won the first meeting at home in 1997, 35-19, and posted… Read More »

2011 Las Vegas Bowl: Arizona State vs. Boise State Free Pick/Preview

The Las Vegas Bowl takes a bit of a gamble this year as it pits a top-10 team, Boise State, against a team that managed just a.500 record in the regular season, Arizona State. The two schools met just one time before ASU posted a 56-7 win over Boise in October 1996 in Tempe, when… Read More »

2011 Poinsettia Bowl: TCU vs. Louisiana Tech Free Pick/Preview

2011 Poinsettia Bowl Preview The first of two bowl games in San Diego will be held December 21 when Mountain West champion TCU takes on WAC champ Louisiana Tech in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. These teams have never played each other on the football field. The latest Poinsettia Bowl odds show… Read More »

2011 New Mexico Bowl: Temple vs. Wyoming Free Pick/Preview

2011 New Mexico Bowl Preview The 2011-12 NCAA football postseason begins in earnest December 17, with Albuquerque, N.M., being the venue for this festival with the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. This game features a pair of eight-win teams the Temple Owls from the MAC and the Wyoming Cowboys from the Mountain West. These two squads… Read More »