College Football Research


by Big Al

More games and more fun for everyone. It's a great time of year!

UCF vs. Duke
Military Bowl Presented by Peraton

It's the Military Bowl, but there aren't any military academy teams in it. Says something about Army and Navy this year.

Anyway, let's go with Duke because they seem like they could use a bowl win.

Kansas vs. Arkansas
AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Kansas is actually bowl eligible! Not by much though. Arkansas spoils the fun.

Oregon vs. North Carolina
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

Oregon becaause North Carolina hasn't won a game since November 12.

Texas Tech vs. Ole Miss
TaxAct Texas Bowl

It's the Texas Bowl? Then it's Texas Tech!

Syracuse vs. Minnesota
Bad Boy Mowers Pinstripe Bowl

I do so wish it was a southern team playing in New York in December. I enjoy watching what they do against a cold-weather team. But Syracuse and Minnesota are both familiar with the cold, so less fun for me.

Anyway, I'll go with Syracuse because Minnesota just keeps disappointing me.

Oklahoma vs. Florida State
Cheez-It Bowl

Florida State because they are back on the rise after several years in the wilderness. That was a horrible mixing of metaphors.

Texas vs. Washington
Valero Alamo Bowl

Washington, because they are traveling abroad while Texas will be thinking of nearby homes. Sorry, that's all I've got.

Maryland vs. NC State
Duke's Mayo Bowl

A bowl dedicated to mayonnaise. I do love bowl season. And my wife loves mayonnaise.

Anyway, I'll go with an underrated and better-than-you-think Maryland to pull of the win here.

Pittsburgh vs. UCLA
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl

UCLA. They'rrrrrre grrrreat!

Notre Dame vs. South Carolina
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl

Which Spencer Rattler is going to show up? The one who underwhelmed us for three years, or the one who suddenly played up to his obvious and overwhelming talent?

I'll have some faith in Rattler (old habits die hard) and pick South Carolina.

Ohio vs. Wyoming
Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl

Wyoming, because I'm none too confident in Ohio.

Tennessee vs. Clemson
Capital One Orange Bowl

If Hendon Hooker were playing, this pick would be easy. But he's not playing, which also makes this pick easy. Clemson wins.


Week 3 Recap

It looked like a dull week coming in, but there were some interesting results after all.

Week 3 Preview

Ain't much going on this week. We talk about it anyway.

Week 2 Recap

Yeah, I know, I dropped the ball on the preview. I'm slipping lately.

Week 1 Recap

Week 1 turned out to be pretty good! Let's find out why.

Week 1 Preview

I'm ready for something normal. Like actual games, and not conference realignment that doesn't make any sense.

Preseason Preview

The usual weirdness of the preseason... well, not quite predictions. More like analysis.