Updated 2011/2012 Bowl Game Predictions

Last week I debuted the 2011/2012 Bowl Predictions so naturally Stanford lost and threw everything into a funk. These predictions are a combination of where the teams stand today and how I predict they will finish out the season. A lot of the seedings also depend on which “at large” teams are chosen by the BCS Bowls. Last week I had Oregon and Boise State going to these “at large” bowls, this week Boise is out and Oregon has moved up to the Rose Bowl opening up those two slots for other teams. I flirted with Bama vs Stanford and Oklahoma vs Nebraska in the two “at large” bowls but I just don’t see how they could pass up an undefeated Houston. Also, some of the conferences are not projecting to supply their full slate of teams so some replacements were taken that did not have fall back plans in terms of tie-ins (I am projecting the Pac-12, C-USA and Big 12 not using all of their bowl slots which opens up the Pinestripe, Beef O’Brady and New Mexico bowls to at-large teams of their own). Bowl eligible teams left on the outside looking in based on my projections are Air Force and Temple.

Tom from The Recruiting Eagle made some good observations about my potential Clemson/Auburn match-up in the Chick-fil-A bowl so I did swap out Auburn and Florida with Florida going to the Chick-fil-A and Auburn to the Gator.


BCS Championship Game LSU vs. Oklahoma State
Rose Bowl Oregon vs. Wisconsin
Orange Bowl Virginia Tech vs. Cincinnati
Sugar Bowl Alabama vs. Houston
Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma vs. Stanford
Sun Bowl Arizona State vs. Georgia Tech
Cotton Bowl Kansas State vs. Arkansas
Gator Bowl Auburn vs. Ohio State
Liberty Bowl Southern Miss vs. Mississippi State
Capital One Michigan State vs. Georgia
Chick-fil-A Clemson vs. Florida
Independence Bowl Virginia vs. San Diego State
Holiday Bowl Missouri vs. Utah
Outback Bowl Nebraska vs. South Carolina
Insight Bowl Baylor vs. Penn State
Champs Sports Bowl FSU vs. Notre Dame
Maaco Bowl Las Vegas TCU vs. UCLA
Alamo Bowl Texas vs. Washington
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Louisiana Tech vs. Toledo
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Purdue vs. NIU
Music City Bowl Miami vs. Tennessee
GoDaddy.com Bowl Arkansas State vs. Ohio
Meineke Car Care Bowl Texas A&M vs. Iowa
New Mexico Bowl Wyoming vs. South Florida
New Orleans Bowl UCF vs. Louisiana
Belk Bowl Wake Forest vs. West Virginia
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl California vs. UNC
Sheraton Hawai’I Bowl SMU vs. Hawai’i
Armed Forces Bowl Marshall vs. BYU
Poinsettia Bowl Boise State vs. Nevada
Compass Bowl Vanderbilt vs. Louisville
Military Bowl NC State vs. Navy
Beef O’ Brady’s Bowl Pittsburgh vs. Northwestern
New Era Pinstripe Bowl Rutgers vs. Illinois
TicketCity Bowl Michigan vs. Tulsa

Kevin Causey

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dry humorist, beer snob, occasionally unbiased SEC fan, UGA alumni, writer for Crystal Ball Run and founder of College Football Zealots