BCS Bowl Games 2012-13: Showdowns That'll Turn into Slaughters Before Halftime

David Daniels@TheRealDDanielsSenior Writer IDecember 28, 2012

TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 24:  Matt Jones #24 of the Florida Gators rushes for a touchdown during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 24, 2012 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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The 2012-2013 BCS bowl games are without a doubt the worst bunch ever.

Three out of the 10 teams that received BCS bowl bids have no business whatsoever participating in the most prestigious postseason contests in college football. Because of that, three out of the five games will be blowouts.

Here they are...Read ‘em weep with me.


Rose Bowl Game Presented By VIZEO: Wisconsin vs. No. 6 Stanford

You’re forced to watch Wisconsin-Stanford on New Year’s Day instead of Ohio State-Stanford, all because Terrelle Pryor wanted a tattoo.

Life isn’t fair.

The Badgers found a way to lose five times this season. Their passing game is a complete joke, ranked 115th in the nation and averaging 162.6 yards through the air per game.

All Stanford’s No. 13-ranked defense has to do is load the box and Wisconsin is screwed.


Discover Orange Bowl: No. 15 Northern Illinois vs. No. 12 Florida State

Boise State should be furious.

It scratched and clawed for BCS respect for years, yet the Mid-American Conference’s Northern Illinois will sneak into the Orange Bowl, despite a loss to pitiful 4-8 Iowa. The only ranked team that it even played was Kent State—another MAC school.

Florida State plays in the ACC, and it still beat its opponents by an average of 24.8 points. The Huskies won’t know what hit them.


Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 21 Louisville vs. No. 3 Florida

Florida has the resume of a national championship team. It defeated Florida State, South Carolina and Tennessee all by two scores and held LSU to just six points in a win.

How does Louisville match up? Well, its signature win was a three-pointer over Rutgers. The Gators' only loss was a one-score game to Georgia, while the Cardinals lost to Syracuse and Connecticut.

Teddy Bridgewater is impressive, but he hasn’t faced a defense like Florida’s—one that’s ranked No. 3 in the nation and surrenders just 12.9 points per game.


David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.