|WHO IS GOING BOWLING WHERE?
November 16, 2005
Reed, SCS.com Staff Writer
The 2005 college football regular season is winding down, and with that in mind, many teams from around the country are working on making their postseason reservations. Some squads have secured a winning season but are still fighting for bowl game positioning, while others are still scrapping to get to that magic six-win mark this fall. From the New Orleans Bowl to the Rose Bowl and all in between, it's time to project the bowl lineup.
NEW ORLEANS BOWL
Sun Belt #1 vs. CUSA
UL Lafayette vs. Houston
Can the Rajun Cajuns handle Kolb and the Cougar's high octane offense?
Navy vs. BYU
Navy brings their powerful run game into town as they face off against Brigham Young.
CUSA #2 vs. MAC or Wac
Southern Miss vs. Toledo
Will the Eagles prevail or will Toledo QB Bruce Gradkowski make them earn it?
LAS VEGAS BOWL
MWC #1 or 2 vs. Pac 10 #5
TCU vs. Arizona State
Jeff Ballard has been the Cinderella story all season long for the Horned Frogs but is this where it ends?
FORT WORTH BOWL
C-USA No. 4 vs. Big 12 No. 8
Tulsa vs. Oklahoma State
OSU makes it to a bowl for the 4th straight year but can they hang in there with the Golden Hurricane?
SHERATON HAWAII BOWL
C-USA No. 3 vs. WAC
Boise State vs. Central Florida
An offensive explosion waiting to happen.
MOTOR CITY BOWL
MAC No. 1 or 2 vs. Big Ten No. 7
Miami OH vs. Michigan State
The Spartans roll in this one.
CHAMPS SPORTS BOWL
ACC No. 4 or 5 vs. Big 12 No. 7
Clemson vs. Nebraska
Charlie Whitehurst brings the pain to the Huskers.
Pac-10 No. 4 vs. Big East No. 2 or 3
Stanford vs. Louisville
Brian Brohm brings destruction on the Cardinal.
MPC COMPUTERS BOWL
WAC No. 1, 2 or 3 vs. ACC No. 6
Fresno State vs. Virginia
The Cavaliers will face a tough one in the Bulldogs.
MASTER CARD ALAMO BOWL
Big 12 No. 4 vs. Big Ten No. 4
Oklahoma vs. Michigan
This one won't even be close as the Wolverines will paste the Sooners.
MWC No. 2 vs. No. 3 vs. Pac-10 No. 6
New Mexico vs. California
Ayoob and the Golden Bears have a little fun with the Lobos.
PACIFIC LIFE HOLIDAY BOWL
Pac-10 No. 2 vs. Big 12 No. 3
Oregon vs. Colorado
The Buffs win a close game with the Ducks.
GAYLORD HOTELS MUSIC CITY BOWL
SEC No. 6 vs. Big Ten No. 6
Minnesota vs. Florida
A great game as Maroney and the Gophers take on Leak and the Gators.
Big Ten 3rd vs. SEC 3rd, Eastern Division
Wisconsin vs. Georgia
The Bulldogs take home an easy win.
SBC COTTON BOWL CLASSIC
Big 12 No. 2 vs. SEC
Texas Tech vs. Alabama
A great match up of Tech's spread offense vs. the stingy Bama defense.
TOYOTA GATOR BOWL
ACC No. 2 vs. Big East No. 2 or Notre Dame
Florida State vs. South Florida
The Seminoles win in a blowout.
VITALIS SUN BOWL
Big Ten No. 5 vs. Pac-10 No. 3
Iowa vs. UCLA
The Hawkeyes have a hard time with Maurice Drew and the Bruins.
Big 12 No. 5 vs. SEC No. 6 or 7
Iowa State vs. Tennessee
Can the Cyclones pull this one off?
CHICK-FIL-A PEACH BOWL
ACC No. 3 vs. SEC
Boston College vs. South Carolina
Spurrier goes bowling in his first year back.
MEINEKE CAR CARE BOWL
ACC vs. Big East
NC State vs. Rutgers
Rutgers is in an unfamiliar place as they make it back to the bowl scene.
AUTOZONE LIBERTY BOWL
C-USA No. 1 vs. TBD
UTEP vs. Georgia Tech
The Price is right for UTEP.
EV1. NET HOUSTON BOWL
Big 12 No. 5 or 6 vs. SEC West
Missouri vs. Nevada
Brad Smith leads the Tigers to the promised land.
CAPITAL ONE BOWL
Big Ten No. 2 vs. SEC No. 2
Penn State vs. Auburn
Paterno gets another bowl win.
TOSTITOS FIESTA BOWL
BCS vs. BCS
Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech
Brady Quinn and the Irish beat a good Hokie team.
NOKIA SUGAR BOWL
BCS (SEC Champion if not in national title) vs. BCS
LSU vs. West Virginia
Les Miles in his 4th straight bowl game.
FEDEX ORANGE BOWL
BCS vs. BCS
Miami vs. Ohio State
A rematch of the National Title Game.
BCS No. 1 vs. BCS No. 2
USC vs. Texas
Texas finally wins one.
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