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The BBVA Compass Bowl is one of the last games that will be played this bowl season. It’s one of those games where by the timing of it you would assume it is a huge game, but it really isn’t. Still, as a bettor there is money to be made in games like this. The Pittsburgh Panthers from the Big East take on the Ole Miss Rebels from the SEC.
The newest Heisman Trophy winner will be on full display in Cowboys Stadium against a very talented Oklahoma Sooners team. This isn’t the BCS Championship game, but it is definitely one of the best bowl matchups of the season. Can Johnny Manziel lead the Aggies to another win or will the annual Heisman bowl game disappointment continue for another season?
The Michigan Wolverines didn’t quite have the same success that they had in Brady Hoke’s first season as head coach at Michigan. The Wolverines started the season with a big loss to Alabama and ended the regular season with a loss to rival Ohio State. Still, the Wolverines are in a New Year’s Day bowl. South Carolina lost to LSU and Florida and swept the rest of their slate. The Gamecocks aren’t quite the same without Marcus Lattimore, but this team is still very talented. Let’s take a look at this year’s Outback Bowl.
Nebraska comes into this game with a 10-3 record, but they can’t have much confidence after being thrashed by the Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten title game. The Georgia Bulldogs were one play away from being in the BCS Championship Game. Instead, they missed out on the BCS bowls altogether. This game has a lot of interesting little sub plots. Which team will come prepared?
This game might not get as much attention as most other games, but it has the potential to be one of the tightest games of the day. Mississippi State and Northwestern are two teams that have some weaknesses, but they both play fundamentally sound football. Let’s take a closer look at this interesting under the radar matchup.
The Chick-fil-A Bowl has developed a reputation over the last few years of being one of the best bowl games before New Year’s Day. That continues this year with a matchup between the LSU Tigers and the Clemson Tigers. LSU was here four years ago, and they laid a 38-3 beat down on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets from the ACC. Can LSU beat up on another ACC opponent in this year’s Chick-fil-A Bowl?
A lot of this year’s bowl games are expected to be high scoring affairs, but TCU and Michigan are both built around their defense. Michigan State was expected to contend for a Big Ten title, but the Spartans finished just 6-6 in the regular season. TCU went 7-5 after joining the Big 12 in the offseason. Let’s take a look at this matchup.
Navy and Arizona State will square off in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl in late December. Navy is coming off an emotional last-second victory over Army early this month. Arizona State won their final two games of the year, including a win over rival Arizona. The oddsmakers have made the Wildcats a big favorite in this one.
Both Louisiana-Monroe and Ohio enter this game with an 8-4 record on the year. This is a matchup of two teams who aren’t exactly used to being in bowl games. Louisiana-Monroe will be playing in the first bowl game in program history. The Ohio Bobcats just picked up their first bowl win ever in program history last season. How do these teams match up in this one?
Duke hasn’t been in a bowl game since 1995, and the Blue Devils haven’t won a bowl game since 1991. The Blue Devils went 6-6 this year, and they’ll take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Belk Bowl. Duke finished the regular season with four straight losses, while Cincinnati won four of their last five games. Let’s take a closer look at this contest.