Having 35 bowl games matching up teams from different FBS conferences can lead to lots of unexpected outcomes, but one thing we know for sure is that at least a few squads will get exposed.
And by get exposed we don’t mean that there will be a sudden wave of streaking this bowl season; instead it’s all about stalking into the postseason as a top-ranked program only to limp back out with question marks spinning through the winter air.
Yes, suddenly what became momentum going into next season becomes months filled with much needed recovery and angst.
To illustrate, think back to last season’s Orange Bowl when Clemson looked to be the favorite over West Virgina only to suffer a beatdown that will be difficult for Tiger fans to ever come to grips with.
The following slideshow pinpoints five teams that have a great shot of getting totally exposed in the 2012-13 bowl season.
Each of these squads have enjoyed significant success this season, but either due to a slate of regular-season foes that hid an alternate truth or a bowl meeting with an overmatched opponent may fall unexpectedly in the weeks ahead.