Token Bowlapalooza: New Years Day
Well, we’ve finally reached the New Year, and that means its time for some BCS football games. Lots on the docket for New Years day, let’s take a look at it. Or you can listen to our podcast and get all the goodies in audio form.
Texas Tech vs Northwestern (TicketCity Bowl), NOON – ESPNU
Texas Tech was the team last year, but this year they get a non-BCS bowl game in the New Year. The Wildcats are missing their quarterback, and was blown out their final two games of the season.
Mike – Texas Tech Alex – Texas Tech
No. 9 Michigan State vs No. 16 Alabama (Capital One Bowl), 1:00PM – ESPN
The first game featuring some ranked teams for the New Year should be a good one. ‘Bama couldn’t make it close to two-straight National Championships, but they still could win 10 games. The Spartans, meanwhile, are coached by Mark Dantonio, a former assisant of Nick Saban, now the Alabama head coach, back when he coached Michigan State. Awkward….
Mike – Michigan State Alex – Michigan State
Penn State vs Florida (Outback Bowl), 1:00PM – ABC
Joe-Pa is looking for his 25th bowl victory, and Urban Meyer has two National titles, and is 6-1 in postseason games. This is a good non-ranked match-up to start the day.
Mike – Penn State Alex – Penn State
Michigan vs. No. 21 Mississippi State (Progressive Gator Bowl), 1:30PM – ESPN2
It’s sad to see Michigan is its current predicament, but Mississippi State has the nation’s 16th best running attack, and a defense that excels.
Mike – Mississippi State Alex – Mississippi State
No. 3 TCU vs No 5. Wisconsin (BCS Rose Bowl Game Presented By Vizio), 4:30PM – ESPN
The undefeated Horned Frogs will be the No. 2 team in the country if they can beat Wisconsin, who is returning to Pasadena for the first time in 11 seasons. This is going to be a great game, with both teams tied for fourth nationally in points scored, but Wisconsin scored 201 of its 520 points in the final three games of the regular season. This is the game to watch for New Years day.
Mike – Wisconsin Alex – TCU
No. 7 Oklahoma vs Connecticut (BCS Tostitos Fiesta Bowl), 8:30PM – ESPN
What a joke. UConn in a BCS game. Not even worth watching.
Mike – Oklahoma Alex – Oklahoma