Bold College Football Predictions for Week 1 of the Bowl Season

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Bold College Football Predictions for Week 1 of the Bowl Season
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If you’re wondering what to watch while trimming your tree, fear not, because the first bowl game of the season airs this Saturday, Dec. 15, at 1 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Indeed, the 2012-13 bowl extravaganza begins when Nevada and Arizona square off in the New Mexico Bowl, and the season of giving serves up three more fascinating matchups before Dec. 22 even rolls around.

In the following slideshow, we pick apart the first four bowl offerings of 2012-13 and make 14 bold predictions in a college football postseason that oozes with untold potential.

To go along with the New Mexico Bowl, we’ll take a gander (or a goose, you pick) at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl featuring Toledo and Utah State on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 4:30 p.m. EST on ESPN.

Also included are the festive Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. EST, where BYU and San Diego State will take center stage, and the Beef 'O’ Brady’s Bowl where UCF and Ball State will duke it out under the Friday night lights on Dec. 21.

Let the games begin!

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