2012-2013 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions Week 3 – #NCAAFB

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. Winners are in Italics. At the end of Week 2 we are 4-2 after a strong showing by all of our picks (except SDSU).

While there has been much controversy in the BCS because the rules made to keep Non-AQ schools out of the BCS somehow benefitted a Non-AQ school to get into the BCS. I am kind of hoping Northern Illinois wins so several talking heads have to eat crow. I am reminded of hearing people say Boise State was not deserving of their spot in the Fiesta Bowl vs Oklahoma. That they were just a flash in the pan. We see how that has played out. The only downside is that NIU just lost their head coach. But I happened to watch NIU play in the Famous Potato bowl after they had lost their previous head coach. It didn’t make that much of a difference. Hopefully it won’t again. On to the picks.

New Mexico Bowl
Nevada vs Arizona

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Utah State vs Toledo

Poinsettia Bowl
BYU vs San Diego State

Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl
UCF vs Ball State

New Orleans Bowl
East Carolina vs UL-Lafayette

Las Vegas Bowl
Boise State vs Washington

Fresno State vs SMU
Analysis: This isn’t the SMU of last year.

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl
Central Michigan vs Western Kentucky
Analysis: Despite losing their coach, I’m picking Western Kentucky.

Belk Bowl
Cincinnati vs Duke
Analysis: See above.

Military Bowl
San Jose State vs Bowling Green
Analysis: I’m sticking with the WAC

Holiday Bowl
Baylor vs UCLA
Analysis: I think UCLA’s D will contain Baylor’s O.

Independence Bowl
Ohio vs UL-Monroe
Analysis: Ohio was looking like the Non-AQ team for a while.

Russell Athletic Bowl (Formerly Champs Sports Bowl)
Rutgers vs Virginia Tech
Analysis: VT looked flat all year.

Meineke Car Care Bowl
Minnesota vs Texas Tech
Analysis: This is my wildcard pick. Every fiber of my being tells me not to pick Minnesota. But I think the loss of their coach hurts TT.

Alamo Bowl
Texas vs Oregon State
Analysis: Oregon State turned it around this year. Texas was good, but not as impressive (in my book).

Armed Forces Bowl
Rice vs Air Force
Analysis: Always picked an Armed Force in the AFB.

Pinstripe Bowl
West Virginia vs Syracuse
Analysis: Though played in NY, I think the Mountaineers pull it off.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Navy vs Arizona State
Analysis: Both teams had shaky stretches in their season, this is a crap shoot.

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Formerly the Insight Bowl)
TCU vs Michigan State
Analysis: After looking like they would be Big 10 Champs and possible Title Game contenders, MSU quickly tanked.

Music City Bowl
NC State vs Vanderbilt
Analysis: Vandy is lead by the brother of the reigning NFL MVP. Pretty good person to talk to in the off-season.

Sun Bowl
USC vs Georgia Tech
Analysis: My only fear is that USC doesn’t show up.

Liberty Bowl
Iowa State vs Tulsa
Analysis: Time for the little guy to get some love.

Chick-Fil-A Bowl
LSU vs Clemson

Heart of Dallas Bowl (Formerly Ticketcity Bowl)
Purdue vs Oklahoma State

Capital One Bowl
Georgia vs Nebraska

Gator Bowl
Mississippi State vs Northwestern

Outback Bowl
South Carolina vs Michigan

Rose Bowl
Stanford vs Wisconsin

Orange Bowl
Florida State vs Northern Illinois

Sugar Bowl
Florida vs Louisville

Fiesta Bowl
Oregon vs Kansas State

Cotton Bowl
Texas A&M vs Oklahoma

BBVA Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh vs Ole Miss

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Kent State vs Arkansas State

BCS Championship
Notre Dame vs Alabama

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ESPN Bowl List
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