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College football bowls/playoff thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cosmo, Dec 21, 2020.

  1. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    I'm a little disillusioned and checked out on all of this at this point, but I'm a complete-est and there is a bowl game TODAY, so here we go...

    Monday, Dec. 21
    Myrtle Beach Bowl:
    Appalachian State (-21) vs. North Texas, 230, ESPN

    Tuesday, Dec. 22
    Famous Idaho Potato Bowl:
    Tulane (-3) vs. Nevada, 330, ESPN
    RoofClaim.com Bowl: UCF vs. 16 BYU (-7), 7, ESPN

    Wednesday, Dec. 23
    R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl:
    Louisiana Tech vs. Georgia Southern (-6), 3, ESPN
    Montgomery Bowl: Memphis (-9.5) vs. Florida Atlantic, 7, ESPN

    Thursday, Dec. 24
    New Mexico Bowl (in Texas):
    Hawaii vs. Houston (-13), 330, ESPN

    Friday, Dec. 25
    Camellia Bowl:
    Marshall (-3) vs. Buffalo, 230, ESPN

    Saturday, Dec. 26
    FBC Mortgage Cure Bowl:
    Liberty vs. 12 Coastal Carolina (-6), Noon, ESPN
    Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl: South Carolina vs. UAB (-4.5), Noon, ABC
    SERVPRO First Responder Bowl: 19 Louisiana (-13) vs. UTSA, 330, ABC
    LendingTree Bowl: Western Kentucky vs. Georgia State (-4.5), 330, ESPN

    Tuesday, Dec. 29
    Cheez-It Bowl:
    21 Oklahoma State (-3) vs. 18 Miami, 530, ESPN
    Valero Alamo Bowl: 20 Texas (-12.5) vs. Colorado, 9, ESPN

    Wednesday, Dec. 30
    Duke's Mayo Bowl:
    Wake Forest vs. Wisconsin (-7), Noon, ESPN
    TransPerfect Music City Bowl: 15 Iowa (-14) vs. Missouri, 4, ESPN
    Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: 7 Florida (-3) vs. 6 Oklahoma, 8, ESPN

    Thursday, Dec. 31
    Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl:
    24 Tulsa (-2.5) vs. Mississippi State, Noon, ESPN
    Arizona Bowl: Ball State vs. 22 San Jose State (-7), 2, CBS
    AutoZone Liberty Bowl: West Virginia (-3.5) vs. Tennessee, 4, ESPN
    Mercari Texas Bowl: Arkansas vs. TCU (-6), 8, ESPN

    Friday, Jan. 1
    Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl:
    9 Georgia (-7) vs. 8 Cincinnati, Noon, ESPN
    Vrbo Citrus Bowl: Auburn vs. 14 Northwestern (-3.5), 1, ABC
    CFP Semifinal 1: 4 Notre Dame vs. 1 Alabama (-19.5), 4, ESPN
    Allstate Sugar Bowl (CFP Semifinal 2): 3 Ohio State vs. 2 Clemson (-7.5), 8, ESPN

    Saturday, Jan. 2
    TaxSlayer Gator Bowl:
    23 N.C. State vs. Kentucky (-3), Noon, ESPN
    Outback Bowl: Ole Miss vs. 11 Indiana (-7), 1230, ABC
    PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: 25 Oregon vs. 10 Iowa State (-4.5), 4, ESPN
    Capital One Orange Bowl: 5 Texas A&M (-6) vs. 13 North Carolina, 8, ESPN

    Monday, Jan. 11
    CFP Championship, 8, ESPN
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2020
  2. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    One of the best bowl games of the year will be tomorrow night in the Alphabet Soup Bowl.
    BYU v. UCF could be a race to 80.
    I think the Cotton Bowl will be the best game out of all of them.
    I'm looking forward to Ole Miss-Indiana as well.
    Bet a lot on North Carolina (+6).
  3. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    I'm curious for the Camellia.... How good is Buffalo?
  4. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    Why the fuck would anyone watch South Carolina or Mississippi State, including Gamecocks or Bulldogs fans?
  5. Jake from State Farm

    Jake from State Farm Well-Known Member

    RB Jaret Patterson could be the next big name MAC player in the NFL
  6. Justin_Rice

    Justin_Rice Well-Known Member

    Razorbacks are going bowling again!
  7. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I'll take the Hogs and 6. Hogs'll win.
  8. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    IU fans have bitched enough about the bowl assignment, but gotta go win the damn game. Gotta think Tom Allen vs. Lane Kiffin is a mismatch.
  9. I Should Coco

    I Should Coco Well-Known Member

    Yes, it's because most of their teams have opted out ... but is there any reason for West Coast fans to watch this slate of bowl games?

    Oregon, San Jose State and (I guess) Colorado are the only teams I see on the list. I suppose you could pull for Hawaii and Nevada if you're desperate.

    Between the late start, the number of COVID cancellations and the region's less-than-rabid college football fandom before this year, the Pac-12 really could have skipped this season.
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  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Can we get odds now on one or more games being postponed or cancelled for Covid, or that one team lets a couple key guys play despite testing positive and the head coach swears he had no idea?
  11. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Arizona Bowl takes over the Sun Bowl's slot on CBS. Forget Guy Lombardo, it isn't New Year's Eve without Verne Lundquist.

    Yeah, I'm old.
  12. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Apparently, you don't understand something that ESPN figured out a long time ago: people will watch live sports programming, especially football and especially during the holidays -- or at least enough to make it economically viable. They prop up the lower 10-15 bowl games as commercial inventory, heavy on the CFP semifinals. The hue and cry over "too many bowl games" ignores the reality that there will always be teams to play in those games (under normal circumstances) and they will always be televised. If they lost money, they'd go away.
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