Bowl season is paradise for the college football bettor, but the tropical sensation is bittersweet.
On the one hand, there are 35 bowl games evenly spread among the course of 17 days, providing three of the most exciting weeks of the season to wager on. It doesn't get any better than this.
On the other hand, though, bowl season signals the end of college football, and thus, college football handicapping must retire for the next seven or so months. Once the final whistle blows in Pasadena on Jan. 6, a long period of hibernation begins.
Dealing with the realness of that finale can be tough to deal with. It's a much easier pill to swallow if it's accompanied by some winners in the previous three weeks.
Here's a guide on how to get there.