Just Enough Bowl/Playoff Info to Impress Your Friends this Bowl Season.....
For this bowl edition we deliver quick hits and fast takes on the 12 best bowl games over the next 5 days. Keep in mind that there are no guarantees that all of these bowls will in fact get played…so any changes post-publication date are in no way the fault of the author. Note the Two Playoff semi-finals have their own write-ups at the end.
Tuesday 12/29: The Cheez-It Bowl: #21 Oklahoma State vs #18 Miami: Miami fans are excited that their QB D’Eriq King will be returning next year. In the three games against teams currently ranked in the Top 25 the Canes are 1-2 with blowout losses to Clemson and UNC and a narrow win over NC State. This is a chance to showcase what King and the Canes can be next year….The Alamo Bowl: #20 Texas vs Colorado: This is the 4th trip to the Alamo Bowl in 9 years for the Longhorns. With the Longhorns staying with Head Coach Tom Herman this would be a big win for him to start rewarding that trust.
Wednesday 12/30: The Dukes Mayo Bowl: Wake Forest vs Wisconsin: The Badgers finished December by winning Paul Bunyan’s Ax against Minnesota and signing an historically strong recruiting class. They’d love to sandwich that with a bowl win (with extra Mayo of course)……The Cotton Bowl: #7 Florida vs #6 Oklahoma: The Gators offense was going to be the best OU faced this year with great WRs…but those WRs have opted out. The weight of the offense falls on Florida QB Kyle Trask.