Holiday Bowl Primer: Baylor vs UCLA

Who: Baylor Bears (7-5) vs UCLA Bruins (9-4) Where: Sunny San Diego When: Thursday, December 27th, 9:45 PM EST TV: ESPN Line: UCLA by 3 Ross: Points, points, and more points!  Baylor played one of the most jaw-dropping bowl games in recent memory last year with their crazy 67-56 win over Washington in the Alamo Bowl. […]


Belk Bowl Primer: Cincinnati vs Duke

Who: Cincinnati Bearcats (9-3) vs Duke Blue Devils (6-6) Where: Charlotte When: Thursday, December 27th, 6:30 PM EST TV: ESPN Line: Cincy by 9.5   Ross: Duke! In a bowl game!  That alone is pretty remarkable, given how terrible Duke's been — their last bowl game was the 1995 Hall of Fame Bowl. It could have […]


Military Bowl Primer: Bowling Green vs San Jose St

Who: Bowling Green Falcons (8-4) vs San Jose State Spartans (10-2) Where: D.C. When: Thursday, December 27th, 3 PM EST TV: ESPN Line: San Jose State by 7 Ross: Bowling Green was one of a crop of good MAC teams in that tier below Northern Illinois and Kent State; they went 6-2 in the league and […]


Hawaii Bowl Primer: Fresno St vs SMU

  Who: Fresno State Bulldogs (9-3) vs SMU Mustangs (6-6) Where: Aloha Stadium When: Monday, December 24th, 8 PM EST TV: ESPN Line: Fresno State by 12 Ross: Outside of their shocking win over Tulsa at the end of the season, SMU's four C-USA wins came against a collection of teams that went a combined 12-36 […]

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Las Vegas Bowl Primer: Boise State vs Washington

Who: Boise State Broncos (10-2) vs Washington Huskies (7-5) Where: Vegas, Baby, Vegas When: Saturday, December 22nd, 3:30 PM EST TV: ESPN Line: Boise State by 5 Jay (0-2 overall, 0-2 ATS): This is a no-brainer pick for Boise State. Chris Peterson is one of the best coaches in the game, and you see the impact […]

CFBZ Podcast #13: The Saturday Edge

  The thirteenth episode of the College Football Zealots podcast is in he books! We were joined on the show by Tim Tolman of as we discussed college football handicapping and some bowl picks. Here's a re-cap on what we talked about and make sure you scroll to the bottom to listen to the thirty minute […]


New Orleans Bowl Primer: East Carolina vs Louisiana

Who: East Carolina Pirates (8-4) vs Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns (8-4) Where: Superdome When: Saturday, December 22nd, Noon EST TV: ESPN Line: Louisiana by 4.5 Jay (0-1 overall, 0-1 ATS): I'm a big fan of the job Mark Hudspeth has done at Lafayette, and I'm honestly surprised that it looks like he's going to make it […]


Beef O’Brady’s Bowl Primer: Ball State vs UCF

Who: Ball State Cardinals (9-3) vs UCF Knights (9-4) Where: St Petersburg, Florida When: Friday, December 21st, 7:30 PM ET TV: ESPN Line: UCF by 7   Jay: This game is all about how UCF has responded to their heartbreaking loss to Tulsa in the Conference USA title game. The Knights had held Tulsa scoreless in […]


Updated NFL Mock Draft for 12/19

Still early in the game but underclassmen are starting to declare and there are some on this list that probably won't declare but for now I'm keeping them in there. This draft is one of the biggest crapshoots in many years as of now because there are so many guys that are similar rankings wise […]


Poinsettia Bowl Primer: BYU vs San Diego State

Who: BYU Cougars (7-5) vs San Diego St Aztecs (9-3) Where: Qualcomm Stadium When: Thursday, December 20th, 8:00 PM ET TV: ESPN Line: BYU by 3.5 Jay: On paper, this is San Diego State, all day. They have a very impressive resume with no bad losses and a strong win over Boise State. However, when you […]


2013 NFL Draft: DT Rankings

Bowl season is upon us and that means that the NFL draft is getting closer and closer. Earlier, KrisZ took a look at an early first round mock draft and Zach previewed the QB, RB, WR/TE, OL and DE positions by giving his rankings. Now let's take a look as Zach ranks the defensive tackles.         Name College Height Weight […]


Arizona/Nevada kick off bowl season with fireworks

Nevada kicked a field goal with 1:53 left to play in the New Mexico Bowl to take a 13 point lead. It looked like the Wolfpack would find themselves victorious in the first bowl game of the season as Arizona was left with no timeouts.  Nevada put the kickoff through the end zone so Arizona […]


CFBZ Podcast #12: Big Ten Bowl Preview

The twelfth episode of the College Football Zealots podcast is ready to be heard! We were joined on the show by Andy Coppens of and as we discussed the upcoming Big Ten bowl season. Here's a re-cap on what we talked about and make sure you scroll to the bottom to listen to the thirty minute […]

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Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Primer: Toledo vs Utah State

Who: Toledo Rockets (9-3) vs Utah State Aggies (10-2) Where: on the Blue Turf in Boise When: Saturday December 15th, 4:30 PM ET TV: ESPN Line: Utah State by 10.5 Ross: Toledo was one of several MAC teams that had strong seasons this year — they finished 9-3 overall, with the three losses coming by a […]

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New Mexico Bowl Primer: Arizona vs Nevada

  Who: Nevada Wolfpack (7-5) vs Arizona Wildcats (7-5) Where: Albuquerque, New Mexico When: Saturday December 15th, 1 PM ET TV: ESPN Line: Arizona by 9 Ross: If you like good running backs, this is the game for you. Nevada has Stefphon Jefferson, the #4 rusher in the nation this year, with 1703 yards and 22 […]