2011-2012 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions Week 2

Each week we will make our picks for that week’s bowls with the winner in Bold.  The following week we will make our predictions and then give you a tally of how we have done so far.  As of right now, we are 3-3.

Bowl Week One was exciting!  Lots of close games and the Non-AQ dismantling an AQ school is a great way to start Bowl Week.  After watching Boise State manhandle Arizona State (only allowing most of the points after shifting to prevent defense), including negative rushing yardage until the 4th quarter, my eyes move to Arkansas vs Kansas State and the Sugar Bowl.  If K-State puts up a good game (regardless of win or loss) and if Michigan and/or Virginia Tech play flat in the Sugar Bowl there are going to be some angry people and not just the folks in Manhattan, Kansas and Boise, Idaho.

New Mexico Bowl
Temple vs Wyoming

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Ohio vs Utah State

New Orleans Bowl
San Diego State vs UL-Lafayette

Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl
Florida International vs Marshall

Poinsettia Bowl
TCU vs Louisiana Tech

Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State vs Arizona State

Nevada vs Southern Miss

Southern Miss destroyed a BCS birth for Houston and is one heckuva team.  I think it will come down to who is least distracted by sunny beaches.  The massive time difference for Southern Miss could be tough too.  I just hope Brett Favre is nowhere near this game.

Independence Bowl
Missouri vs North Carolina

This bowl is interesting.  Both teams have been spotty and inconsistent but North Carolina has been terrible on the road and that is why I’m picking Mizzou.

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl
Purdue vs Western Michigan

My brain says to pick Purdue, who is better on the road despite being slightly worse.  But my gut says Western Michigan.  My gut is bigger than my brain so it wins.

Belk Bowl
NC State vs Louisville

Louisville has killed me every time I pick them and every time I don’t pick them.  So I figure I’m screwed on this one.  That said, I am a fan of NC State winning this one.

Military Bowl
Air Force vs Toledo

I’m picking Air Force in a close one.  Toledo is better than a lot of people think but I think the option attack of Air Force has the edge.

Holiday Bowl
Cal vs Texas

This is Texas’s chance to prove that they are not becoming a college football footnote.

Champs Sports Bowl
Florida State vs Notre Dame

Fighting Irish win in a slugfest.

Alamo Bowl
Baylor vs Washington

RG3 gets one last performance to improve his draft stock some more.

Armed Forces Bowl
BYU vs Tulsa

This is another match-up of underrated teams.  I think it will be a close game between Tulsa and BYU but I have BYU pulling it out in the end.

Pinstripe Bowl
Rutgers vs Iowa State

Despite their role as upsetter, I don’t think Iowa State will have what it takes to beat Rutgers.

Music City Bowl
Mississippi State vs Wake Forest

Two teams that underperformed meet in the Music City Bowl.  I think Mississippi  State will have what it takes to come out victorious, setting the ground work for a better 2012.

Insight Bowl
Iowa vs Oklahoma

This is my upset pick of the week.  Oklahoma hasn’t been the dominant team it was in the past and I think Iowa is looking for some redemption.

Texas Bowl/Meineke Car Care Bowl
Northwestern vs Texas A&M

Sun Bowl
Georgia Tech vs Utah

Liberty Bowl
Cincinnati vs Vanderbilt

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Illinois vs UCLA

Chick-Fil-A Bowl
Auburn vs Virginia

Ticketcity Bowl
Houston vs Penn State

Capital One Bowl
Nebraska vs South Carolina

Gator Bowl
Ohio State vs Florida

Outback Bowl
Michigan State vs Georgia

Rose Bowl
Oregon vs Wisconsin

Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma State vs Stanford

Sugar Bowl
Michigan vs Virginia Tech

Orange Bowl
Clemson vs West Virginia

Cotton Bowl
Arkansas vs Kansas State

BBVA Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh vs SMU

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Northern Illinois vs Arkansas State

BCS Championship
LSU vs Alabama

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ESPN Bowl List
Yahoo! Sports Bowl List

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