It’s time to take a look at the notable bowl games prior to New Year’s Eve. This week, lets take a look at the “really big” NCAA Football bowl games outside of the playoffs. For this job, we decided to ask our favorite sports guru Tim Bryce to describe each game in a few short sentences.
Peach Bowl, Mississippi vs. TCU - Earlier this season, Mississippi was the second ranked team in the country and two weeks ago it appeared as if TCU was going to back door their way into the playoffs. But Mississippi stumbled to the finish line this season and the playoff selection committee chose Ohio State over TCU. TCU’s defense is insane and that will be the difference in this game. TCU will be able to find touchdowns while Mississippi doesn’t. TCU wins by a few scores.
Fiesta Bowl, Boise State vs Arizona - It used to be a huge deal when a mid-major like Boise State made the Fiesta Bowl. Now it is not so big of a deal with the disappearance of the BCS. If the BCS were still in play, neither team would be in this game. But this is the match up we have, and Boise State should win what will be a good game.
Orange Bowl, Mississippi State vs. Georgia Tech - Oh my, Mississippi State is going to wonder for the rest of all eternity what could have been in 2014. The Bulldogs were once the number one ranked team in America and were all but in the playoffs. But two losses to finish the season leaves them in the Orange Bowl against a very underrated Georgia Tech team. If the Bulldogs are not careful, this could be a loss, and I think it will.
Outback Bowl, Auburn vs. Wisconsin - For Outback Bowl tickets, check our inventory here. The old 19 vs. 18 match up features the horrible defense of Auburn versus the inept quarterback play of Bucky Badger. This game features two teams who had good seasons, but were nowhere near the playoffs from the start. This is going to be a high scoring game featuring about eight million rushing yards.
Cotton Bowl, Michigan vs. Baylor - This game is basically Baylor’s unstoppable offense vs. Michigan State’s brick wall of a defense. Whoever wins that war of attrition wins this game.