BCS Bowls

Ok … here we are at the home stretch of the bowl season with the post-New Year’s offerings. Professor’s Picks stand at a solid 21-6 up to this point with five games left.

Enjoy the final bowls of the season … The Campus Game BCS title game prediction will be posted over the weekend. (If you want to visit a bowl website, simply click on the name of the bowl)

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl
January 2nd, 8:00 ET Fox
Oklahoma (11-2) vs. West Virginia (10-2)
The Fiesta is my personal favorite of the BCS bowls this year. Two explosive offenses meet, although West Virginia might be reeling a bit from the loss of native son head coach Rich Rodriquez to Michigan a couple of weeks ago. Oklahoma fans felt the Big 12 champs deserved a national title shot as much as any other team, but instead the Sooner Schooner rolls back to the desert for another Fiesta Bowl. Last year Bob Stoops and the boys watched Boise upset them with a variety of gadget plays. Expect them to play better this go round and to pull out the win. Prof’s Pick: Oklahoma

Fed Ex Orange Bowl
January 3rd 8:00 ET Fox
Kansas (11-1) vs. Virginia Tech (11-2)
Kansas is a nice story, but the best team the Jayhawks beat all season was Oklahoma State. Fortunately for KU, Virginia Tech is only an average offensive team. Expect the Tech defense to slow down Jayhawk QB Todd Reesing and Co. enough for the Hokies to pull out an ugly victory. Prof’s Pick: Virginia Tech

International Bowl
January 5 12:00 Noon ET ESPN
Rutgers (7-5) vs. Ball State (7-5)
Ok … could someone please explain to me why this bowl is being played … in Toronto … and after New Years? Do those Canadians realize that goals will be scored without a net or puck? Or that the field will only be 100 yards long? Well, it’s still a bowl, so I’ll watch Rutgers and Ray Rice run over Brady Hoke’s Cardinals. Prof’s Pick: Rutgers

January 6 8:00 ET ESPN
Tulsa (9-4) vs. Bowling Green (8-4)
The GMAC bowl has hosted some big talent in its first eight years including LaDanian Tomlinson, Byron Leftwich, and Ben Roethlisberger. This year Tulsa QB Paul Smith (4753 yds and 42 TDs) will try to add his name to that list by throwing the ball all over Mobile. Tyler Sheehan of BG is no slouch either with over 3000 yards passing and 23 touchdowns. Scoreboards will be lighting up. Prof’s Pick: Tulsa

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