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Bowl Predictions 2006/07

Come on you lot, put your necks on the block and predict who the winners will be!


Dec. 19 Poinsettia Bowl
TCU vs. Northern Illinois HORNED FROGS
Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl
Oregon vs. BYU DUCKS
Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl
Troy vs. Rice OWLS
Dec. 23 PapaJohns.com Bowl
East Carolina vs. South Florida BULLS
Dec. 23 New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico vs. San Jose State LOBOS
Dec. 23 Armed Forces Bowl
Tulsa vs. Utah Fort Worth UTES
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl
Arizona State vs. Hawaii WARRIORS
Dec. 26 Motor City Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee CHIPPEWAS
Dec. 27 Emerald Bowl
Florida State vs. UCLA BRUINS
Dec. 28 Independence Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Alabama COWBOYS
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl
California vs. Texas A&M BEARS
Dec. 28 Texas Bowl
Kansas State vs. Rutgers KNIGHTS
Dec. 29 Music City Bowl
Kentucky vs. Clemson TIGERS
Dec. 29 Sun Bowl
Missouri vs. Oregon State BEAVERS
Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl
Houston vs. South Carolina GAMECOCKS
Dec. 29 Insight Bowl
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech RAIDERS
Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl
Purdue vs. Maryland TERPS
Dec. 30 Meineke Car Care Bowl
Navy vs. Boston College EAGLES
Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl
Iowa vs. Texas LONGHORNS
Dec. 30 Chick-Fil-A
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia HOKIES
Dec. 31 MPC Computers Bowl
Nevada vs. Miami (Fla.) WOLFPACK
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl
Penn State vs. Tennessee VOLS
Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl
Nebraska vs. Auburn TIGERS
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia MOUNTAINEERS
Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Arkansas BADGERS
Jan. 1 Rose Bowl
Michigan vs. USC WOLVERINES
Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl
Boise State vs. Oklahoma SOONERS
Jan. 2 Orange Bowl
Louisville vs. Wake Forest CARDINALS
Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl
LSU vs. Notre Dame TIGERS
Jan. 6 International Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Cincinnati BEARCATS
Jan. 7 GMAC Bowl
Ohio vs. Southern Miss GOLDEN EAGLES
Jan. 8 BCS Title Game
Ohio State vs. Florida BUCKEYES
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Hopefully the Buckeyes will cap off a great season by spanking the Gators.
You can HOPE all you want...Lets see if the Gators WILL GET SPANKED !!!!!


Just like they were goinn to get spanked in the NCAA Basket Finals !!!!!


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I thought you were a Miami fan? talking about changing teams

my picks:
Poinsettia Bowl - TCU
Las Vegas Bowl - Oregon
New Orleans Bowl - Rice
PapaJohns.com Bowl - East Carolina
New Mexico Bowl - New Mexico
Armed Forces Bowl - Utah
Hawaii Bowl - Arizona State
Motor City Bowl - Central Michigan
Emerald Bowl - UCLA
Independence Bowl - Oklahoma State
Holiday Bowl - California
Texas Bowl - Rutgers
Music City Bowl - Clemson
Sun Bowl - Oregon State
Liberty Bowl - South Carolina
Insight Bowl - Texas Tech
Champs Sports Bowl - Purdue
Meineke Car Care Bowl - Boston College
Alamo Bowl - Texas
Chick Fil A - Virginia Tech
MPC Computers Bowl - Nevada
Outback Bowl - Tennessee
Cotton Bowl - Nebraska
Gator Bowl - Georgia Tech
Capital One Bowl - Arkansas
Rose Bowl - Michigan
Fiesta Bowl - Oklahoma
Orange Bowl - Wake Forest
Sugar Bowl - Notre Dame
International Bowl - Cincinnati
GMAC Bowl - South Miss (Ohio made a bowl? I saw them play Rutgers and they sucked!
BCS Title Game - OHIO STATE
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HajdukSplit ....You MUST never forget I Live in FLORIDA !!!!!!! And the SUNSHINE STATE RULESZ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

& the 'Canes will be back for the National Title before everyone realizes it !!!

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Dec. 19 Poinsettia Bowl
TCU vs. Northern Illinois TCU
Dec. 21 Las Vegas Bowl
Oregon vs. BYU BYU
Dec. 22 New Orleans Bowl
Troy vs. Rice Troy
Dec. 23 PapaJohns.com Bowl
East Carolina vs. South Florida SG
Dec. 23 New Mexico Bowl
New Mexico vs. San Jose State New Mexico
Dec. 23 Armed Forces Bowl
Tulsa vs. Utah Utah
Dec. 24 Hawaii Bowl
Arizona State vs. Hawaii Hawaii
Dec. 26 Motor City Bowl
Central Michigan vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Dec. 27 Emerald Bowl
Florida State vs. UCLA UCLA
Dec. 28 Independence Bowl
Oklahoma State vs. Alabama OSU
Dec. 28 Holiday Bowl
California vs. Texas A&M Aggies
Dec. 28 Texas Bowl
Kansas State vs. Rutgers KSU
Dec. 29 Music City Bowl
Kentucky vs. Clemson Clemson
Dec. 29 Sun Bowl
Missouri vs. Oregon State OSU
Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl
Houston vs. South Carolina Gamecocks
Dec. 29 Insight Bowl
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech Gophers
Dec. 29 Champs Sports Bowl
Purdue vs. Maryland UM
Dec. 30 Meineke Car Care Bowl
Navy vs. Boston College BC
Dec. 30 Alamo Bowl
Iowa vs. Texas Longhorns
Dec. 30 Chick-Fil-A
Virginia Tech vs. Georgia Va Tech
Dec. 31 MPC Computers Bowl
Nevada vs. Miami (Fla.) Miami (I hope they can win this game!)
Jan. 1 Outback Bowl
Penn State vs. Tennessee PSU
Jan. 1 Cotton Bowl
Nebraska vs. Auburn Auburn
Jan. 1 Gator Bowl
Georgia Tech vs. West VirginiaGa Tech
Jan. 1 Capital One Bowl
Wisconsin vs. Arkansas Hogs
Jan. 1 Rose Bowl
Michigan vs. USC USC
Jan. 1 Fiesta Bowl
Boise State vs. Oklahoma Sooners
Jan. 2 Orange Bowl
Louisville vs. Wake Forest UL
Jan. 3 Sugar Bowl
LSU vs. Notre Dame LSU
Jan. 6 International Bowl
Western Michigan vs. Cincinnati UC
Jan. 7 GMAC Bowl
Ohio vs. Southern Miss Bobcats
Jan. 8 BCS Title Game
Ohio State vs. Florida Florida Pick the team that fought the whole year.


Papa johns bowl hahaha. What the hell has the world come to?
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(Ohio made a bowl? I saw them play Rutgers and they sucked!
And then we won 7 in a row after that

As a current Bobcat, I am offended that you don't believe in our football team. We shall shock you all!

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And then we won 7 in a row after that

As a current Bobcat, I am offended that you don't believe in our football team. We shall shock you all!
They are coached by the Croatian Frank Solich. You have no choice but to root for them HS!
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They are coached by the Croatian Frank Solich. You have no choice but to root for them HS!
did not know that, but that game was really an easy win for Rutgers, I think Ohio only had two drives lasting longer than three plays. Maybe they got off the a slow start but still that game I'm pretty sure my HS team would have beaten them, and they were horrible too p
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And then we won 7 in a row after that

As a current Bobcat, I am offended that you don't believe in our football team. We shall shock you all!
They also got smoked by Central Michigan in the MAC tittle game. but the Bobcats fans were class act at Ford Field
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Here we go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Let the bowls begin

By Terry Bowden, Yahoo! Sports
December 19, 2006





At least I had my fix of college football over the weekend. I had the privilege of calling the Division II national championship game in Florence, Ala., as Grand Valley State beat Northwest Missouri State 17-14.

But I'm sure a lot of you were feeling a little empty without some big-time Division I games to watch on Saturday. It's been a heck of a season, full of big games, big stories, big surprises and big upsets.

Here's my review of the biggest, followed by a preview of the best of the bowl season, which starts Tuesday:

Biggest game: Ohio State at Texas
It wasn't the best game, but it was the biggest. It shaped the remainder of the season.

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This game solidified Ohio State's dominance and place at the top of all the polls. There wasn't any question about the Buckeyes after this win in Week 2.

This was a tough decision, but I still think it was the biggest game of the year. The Michigan-OSU game was the best game of the year.

Biggest story: Florida International-Miami brawl
Maybe it's because I live in Florida, but I think this story did have the most legs of any during the entire season. Larry Coker lost his job over it (a 6-6 record didn't help), Don Strock lost his job over it (a winless record didn't help), Miami broadcaster Lamar Thomas lost his job over it, and Miami's season never recovered from it.

Biggest surprise: The Big East
With five out of its eight teams playing in postseason bowls – and three unbeaten teams at the start of November – the Big East had a huge year. Rutgers' great season had Miami calling on Greg Schiano. Louisville and West Virginia were in the top echelon all year. And South Florida finished the season strong, beating West Virginia and finishing 8-4.

The second biggest surprise was Rich Rodriguez turning down Alabama to stay in West Virginia – I do think it was the right choice, however. And Wake Forest's ACC title has to be mentioned as well.

Biggest upset: UCLA over USC
Almost a no-brainer here. I thought UCLA had a chance. Lee Corso thought the Bruins had a chance. But I don't think anybody actually believed it would happen. The Trojans had looked invincible in November. And this one really shook up the rankings and put Florida in the title game.


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Bowl season begins
The 2006 regular season is over, and the bowl season begins Tuesday I think it starts a little too early and ends a little too late, but the schedule does give us diehard college football fans more time and more opportunity to enjoy the matchups. With 32 bowls, there are going to be some exciting games for sure.

These are my "must see, don't miss" bowl games just in case you can't watch all 32.

Poinsettia Bowl: Northern Illinois vs. TCU
Dec. 19, 8 ET (ESPN2). The first bowl of the season. That's reason enough.

Emerald Bowl: Florida State vs. UCLA
Dec. 27, 8 ET (ESPN). It will be interesting to see if UCLA still will be riding the high from its amazing win over USC. Florida State's season was very disappointing, but the 'Noles have a chance to end it on a high note. Both programs will have a lot to prove. Was the USC win a fluke? Does Florida State have enough heart, talent and the game plan to beat UCLA?

What else do you have to do on a Wednesday night?

Meineke Car Care Bowl: Navy vs. Boston College
Dec. 30, 1 ET (ESPN). Both teams are 9-3. Boston College was hoping for an ACC title and an Orange Bowl bid. Instead the Eagles lost their coach. Navy lost its starting quarterback in the seventh game but has the No. 1 rushing offense in the country. Sit back and enjoy this one.

Chick-fil-A Bowl: Georgia vs. Virginia Tech
Dec. 30, 8 ET (ESPN). Besides the fact that my kids love Chick-fil-A, this should be a really good game. Georgia ended the season strong, with wins over Auburn and Georgia Tech. The Bulldogs basically are playing at home in this one. Virginia Tech has been playing some serious Beamer-ball, finishing the season with six wins in a row. This should be a big-time defensive battle.

Gator Bowl: Georgia Tech vs. West Virginia
Jan. 1, 1 ET (CBS). Besides the stomping the Yellow Jackets got from what looked like an invincible Clemson team (at the time), Georgia Tech lost to Notre Dame, Georgia and Wake Forest by a total of 10 points. Reggie Ball and Calvin Johnson have to have a big day against West Virginia's lackluster passing defense.

But the Mountaineer offense, led by running back Steve Slaton, ranks second in the country in rushing and fourth in scoring. Georgia Tech will be relying heavily on its 11th-ranked rush defense. This is an interesting matchup and should kick off New Year's Day with a bang.

Rose Bowl: USC vs. Michigan
Jan. 1, 5 ET (ABC). Forgive the pun or cliché or whatever the heck you want to call it, but this really should be "the granddaddy of them all." The Rose Bowl should be the most exciting and closest of all the big games. If you didn't know the Bowl Championship Series championship game was a week later, you'd think the Rose Bowl was it.

USC looked shaky at times during the season but rolled through November and dismantled Notre Dame. But now the Trojans have tons to prove after losing the game that would have put them in the national championship. Does anybody think that if Lloyd Carr had lobbied publicly for the Michigan-Ohio State rematch that he might have gotten it? That's the problem with the dadgum BCS, emotion and subjectivity can decide this thing. I do believe that Michigan is playing where it belongs under the current system. This one will be an instant classic.

Orange Bowl: Wake Forest vs. Louisville
Jan. 2, 8 ET (Fox). It's the only bowl game of the day, and these two teams have had great seasons beyond most people's expectations. Neither team dominates in any category, but they are well-rounded and well-matched. Wake Forest seems to take advantage of every scoring opportunity, and its defense comes up with interceptions.

Louisville's offense is on a roll with quarterback Brian Brohm, and its kicker, Art Carmody, set a school record with 46 career field goals, including 20 in 23 attempts this year. Could this one come down to the kicking game like last year's Orange Bowl (when Penn State edged Florida State)?

Sugar Bowl: Notre Dame vs. LSU
Jan. 3, 8 ET (Fox). Again, even if it weren't the only game on this day, I'd still tell you to watch it. LSU's offense is 10th in the nation in scoring; Notre Dame's is 12th. LSU's total defense is second; Notre Dame's is 45th. But there always are the intangibles – like Brady Quinn. This is his last game as a collegiate athlete after a spectacular career. His NFL draft position probably is solidified no matter what he does in the Sugar Bowl. However, Quinn has shown his heart this year, and I just wonder if he might have one of those special, spectacular, magical performances. Don't miss this one.

BCS championship: Florida vs. Ohio State
Jan. 8, 8 ET (Fox). If you are a college football fan, casual or rabid, you will watch this game. I have tons of Gator fans listening to my radio show every day, so I have to be real careful here.

The Gators have a chance to beat Ohio State. Do you think two Gator quarterbacks (Chris Leak and Tim Tebow) added together can equal one Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback (Troy Smith)? I don't. If the Gator defense comes up with a score, and Percy Harvin breaks one for 60 or 70 yards, the Gators can win. Barring those types of events, Ohio State should dominate the game.

Florida deserves to be playing in the game (the Gators played one heck of a tough SEC schedule), but I still think Michigan is just a little bit better football team. Smith should add a national championship trophy to go with his Heisman.



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Poinsettia Bowl : TCU 37 Northern Illinois 7
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I watched the first minute (and thats it) and I knew TCU was going to win just on that. Their defense was way too good
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I watched one play and then turned back to Kent State vs. Duke game

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• Wake's Grobe wins AP Coach of the Year

• No. 25 TCU rolls to Poinsettia Bowl win

• Troy Smith easily wins AP Player of Year

• Carr's alleged stalker avoids jail time

• RB Wynn misses practice for Florida

• Buckeyes' offensive line goes unnoticed

• Stanford hires Jim Harbaugh as new coach

• BC names Packers' Jagodzinski coach

• Date-rape drug ruled out in Navy case

• Cristobal takes over Fla. International

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New Orleans Bowl : Troy 41 Rice 17
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South Florida 24, East Carolina 7

By JOHN ZENOR, AP Sports Writer
December 23, 2006



BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- South Florida started fast, made clutch defensive stops and cashed in on a series of fourth-down gambles.

Bowl neophytes? The Bulls hardly looked the part Saturday in a 24-7 victory over East Carolina in the inaugural PapaJohns.com Bowl, the first bowl win for the decade-old program.

South Florida's only previous bowl appearance was a shutout loss last year in the Meineke Car Care Bowl. But a team that had ended the regular season with an upset win over West Virginia might have topped that one for the Bulls' biggest victory.

"We talked about how important it was to win this game," said South Florida coach Jim Leavitt, whose team finished 9-4 to tie its season high for wins set in 2002. "We felt like if we'd win today, this would be the best team in the history of the University of South Florida -- which is a short history.

"Even so, that was a big thing."

The Bulls played the scoreless second half without quarterback Matt Grothe. The Big East freshman of the year was kicked in the right shin in the second quarter and returned only for the next and final series of the half, but the defense kept turning back East Carolina (7-6).

Plus, the Bulls went 5-for-5 on fourth-down conversions on drives that resulted in 17 points.

Struggling to make a comeback, the Pirates drove inside the South Florida 30 five times in the second half only to fall short. Sacks, a missed field goal, a fumble and a failed fourth-and-goal pass doomed the threats on trips into the so-called red zone.

"Statistically this was not a lopsided game," East Carolina coach Skip Holtz said. "It was a red zone game."

He said the Bulls had "the fastest defense we've played all year."

South Florida racked up six sacks, including two after East Carolina set up first down from the 4-yard line on that late drive led by backup quarterback Rob Kass. Fittingly, the game ended with the Pirates at the Bulls 12, coming up short once again.

In the first bowl game at Legion Field since the 1990 Hall of Fame, East Carolina outgained South Florida 317-286 in total yards.

The Bulls jumped ahead with two touchdowns in the first 7 minutes. They kept three scoring drives alive with fourth-down conversions and got an early gift

East Carolina's James Pinkney couldn't handle a low shotgun snap on the game's second play and South Florida recovered at the 16. Benjamin Williams scored on a draw on the next play. He scored again on a 1-yard plunge on fourth-and-goal and finished with 67 yards on 17 carries.

"From the first play, our linemen came out and blocked pretty good," Williams said. "On that first play they blew a hole open and I just hit it."

Both quarterbacks came up with big touchdown passes after that. First, Pinkney hit Bobby Good for a 48-yard touchdown on third-and-26. Then, Grothe found Amarri Jackson for a 37-yarder on third-and-10. Grothe returned for one series after being helped off the field but didn't play after that.

Grothe and backup Pat Julmiste were both efficient if not spectacular. Grothe was 6-for-10 for 81 yards. Julmiste was 6-of-8 for 49 yards and accomplished Leavitt's main second-half goal of avoiding turnovers.

"I knew our defense was going to come out and play," Grothe said. "It was just a matter of whether our offense was, too. We just had to match their intensity."

Pinkney finished his college career with an ineffective performance and walked off the field late with a heavily iced left elbow. He completed just eight passes in 25 attempts for 125 yards and took a pounding from the defenders. Kass was 10-of-19 for 138 yards. Holtz said he didn't have any information about Pinkney's injury.

Good finished with five catches for 116 yards.

"It was just frustrating that we'd get down there and couldn't put points up," Good said of the stalled drives. "They're a great defense and put us in some binds, but we really needed to finish better."

They needed to start the game better, too.

"I don't know what it was, but they definitely were faster, stronger and more athletic than us early," Holtz said.

South Florida defensive coordinator Wally Burnham missed the game following the death of his mother, Cora Burnham, of congestive heart failure earlier in the day.

That served as motivation for the players.

"I told them, 'You already have a cause for this game, but now you have a huge cause,"' Leavitt said. "And I thought the guys did that. They were definitely ready to play."

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PapaJohns.com Bowl : South Florida 24 East Carolina 7
New Mexico Bowl : San Jose State 20 New Mexico 12
Armed Forces Bowl : Utah 25 Tulsa 13
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And in NCAA Basketball last nite ............. a PREVIEW of what its to come in the NCAA National Football Title .....

The GATORS spanked dearly the Buck(crossed)eyes

Horford, Gators overwhelm Ohio State...

Florida center Al Horford looked "awful" in his first practice in nearly two weeks. He was tentative and clearly trying to protect his left ankle. Nonetheless, coach Billy Donovan decided to throw him into Saturday's game against No. 3 Ohio State and see if he would perform better given the atmosphere and the marquee matchup. The move worked even better than Donovan could have imagined. Horford had 11 points and 11 rebounds in his return from a sprained ankle, keyed a crucial second-half run and helped the fifth-ranked Gators dismantle the Buckeyes 86-60.

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