2012-2013 NCAA Football Bowl Predictions Week 4 – #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 […]

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 3 we are 8-12 after my picks crapped the bed this week. I went an impressive 4-10 this week.

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

Hawaii
Fresno State vs SMU
Analysis: I was right, but this wasn’t the Fresno State of this year.

Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl
Central Michigan vs Western Kentucky
Analysis: Losing your coach was a big deal for WK.

Belk Bowl
Cincinnati vs Duke
Analysis: Fortunately Brian Kelly trained them well on the art of losing a coach.

Military Bowl
San Jose State vs Bowling Green
Analysis: SJSU’s first year finishing in the Top 25 in a long time.

Holiday Bowl
Baylor vs UCLA
Analysis: The one thing I predicted in this game was wrong.

Independence Bowl
Ohio vs UL-Monroe
Analysis: Keep Ohio on your radar, they may be the next Utah/TCU/BYU/Boise State.

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

Meineke Car Care Bowl
Minnesota vs Texas Tech
Analysis: I knew better, but I picked Minne anyway. This was dumb.

Alamo Bowl
Texas vs Oregon State
Analysis: Ok, this week was just rough on me.

Armed Forces Bowl
Rice vs Air Force
Analysis: Air Force, why you burn me like that?

Pinstripe Bowl
West Virginia vs Syracuse
Analysis: This is like the playoffs, so-so teams stepping up when it counts, good teams come out flat.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Navy vs Arizona State
Analysis: Hey, I finally got one right!

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl (Formerly the Insight Bowl)
TCU vs Michigan State
Analysis: MSU ends the season the same way it started, by eeking out a victory.

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
Analysis: Clemson could pull this off because LSU is in a bowl without a lot to play for.

Heart of Dallas Bowl (Formerly Ticketcity Bowl)
Purdue vs Oklahoma State
Analysis: Oklahoma State will sling the ball like mad against Purdue.

Capital One Bowl
Georgia vs Nebraska
Analysis: Georgia has given everyone a run for their money. The only thing Nebraska has going for them is redeeming themselves after Wisco hung a 70 on them.

Gator Bowl
Mississippi State vs Northwestern
Analysis: Sorry Greenie, Mississippi State was the often forgotten team in the SEC this year.

Outback Bowl
South Carolina vs Michigan
Analysis: Michigan has lots of QB, they will probably need them all.

Rose Bowl
Stanford vs Wisconsin
Analysis: Alvarez has a great record in the Rose Bowl and the players requested him as coach.

Orange Bowl
Florida State vs Northern Illinois
Analysis: NIU. People don’t think it will happen. Ask Wisconsin, Alabama, and Oklahoma if Non-AQ teams win in BCS Bowls.

Sugar Bowl
Florida vs Louisville
Analysis: Louisville has been spotty this year.

Fiesta Bowl
Oregon vs Kansas State
Analysis: This is one game, I am excited for. A shootout in Phoenix.

Cotton Bowl
Texas A&M vs Oklahoma
Analysis: A&M has a Heisman winner stepping on the field.

BBVA Compass Bowl
Pittsburgh vs Ole Miss
Analysis: My dog picked this one. I have no idea who would win.

GoDaddy.com Bowl
Kent State vs Arkansas State
Analysis: State v State. Kent didn’t lose their coach.

BCS Championship
Notre Dame vs Alabama

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