The following is this writer's prediction of winners and losers in the 2010 postseason bowl games.
No.1: The Little Caesar's Bowl- Florida International 28 Toledo 24, upset special.
No.2: The New Orleans Bowl- Troy 33 Ohio U. 31, Coach Frank Solich staggers close.
No.3: The Go Daddy Bowl- Miami (O.) 29 Middle Tennessee State 28, survival of the fittest.
No.4: The Meineke Bowl- Clemson 17 South Florida 14, Tigers squeak out a late win.
No.5: The New Mexico Bowl- BYU 31 vs. UTEP 22, Miners give the MWC Cougars a high desert battle.
No.6: The Music City Bowl- Tennessee 13 UNC 10, Volunteers are on the way back.
No.7: The Texas Bowl- Illinois 21 Baylor 16, coaching hurts Illini but size matters in line play.
No.8: The Ticket City Bowl- Texas Tech 20 Northwestern 17, Red Raiders improved all season.
No.9: The Holiday Bowl- Nebraska 31 Washington 21, no reason to play this game again.
No.10: The Fiesta Bowl- Oklahoma 35 Connecticut 17, Sooners have too much of everything for UConn.
No.11: The Humanitarian Bowl- Fresno State 26 Northern Illinois 14, Huskies will be overwhelmed.
No.12: The Military Bowl- Maryland 14 East Carolina 10, Terrapins slow down Pirate offense.
No.13: The Armed Forces Bowl- Army 20 Southern Methodist University 17, upset special No.2.
No.14: The Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl- Nevada 19 Boston College 13, Eagles are a tough out anytime.
No.15: The Alamo Bowl- Oklahoma State 38 Arizona 22, injured 'Cats only a shell of what once was.
No.16: The Beef O'Brady Bowl- Southern Mississippi 21 Louisville 14, upset special No.3.
No.17: The BBVA Compass Bowl- Pittsburgh 10 Kentucky 8, turnaround game for Panthers.
No.18: The Gator Bowl- Mississippi State 17 Michigan 13, Wolverine coaching is a liability.
No.19: The Chick-Fil-A Bowl- South Carolina 14 Florida State 13, Lattimore saves the day.
No.20: The Hawaii Bowl- Hawaii 22 Tulsa 21, Golden Hurricane is capable of winning in the islands.
No.21: The Liberty Bowl- Georgia 15 Central Florida 14, C-USA champ Knights take a close loss.
No.22: The Poinsettia Bowl- San Diego State 25 Navy 21, should be a great game.
No.23: The Independence Bowl- Georgia Tech 34 Air Force 30, a class on how to run the football.
No.24: The Insight Bowl- Iowa 28 Missouri 24, Hawkeyes in a turnaround game.
No.25: The Champs Sports Bowl- West Virginia 28 N.C. State 27, last team to score wins.
No.26: The Capital One Bowl- Alabama 17 Michigan State 9, an overlooked bowl game.
No.27: The Outback Bowl- Penn State 10 Florida 3, Gators take a knockout punch from Paterno.
No.28: The Pinstripe Bowl- Syracuse 22 Kansas State 15, in Yankee Stadium the Orange survive.
No.29: The MAACO Bowl- Boise State 28 Utah 21, could have been for the BCS Title.
No.30: The Sugar Bowl- Ohio State 27 Arkansas 17, Razorbacks can't handle the power of Buckeyes.
No.31: The Orange Bowl- Virginia Tech 20 Stanford 14, Hokies have everything it takes to win.
No.32: The Sun Bowl- Notre Dame 23 Miami 20, great to see these two going at it again.
No.33: The Cotton Bowl- LSU 10 Texas A&M 7, low scoring affair goes to the best defense.
No.34: The BCS Championship Game- Auburn 49 Oregon 35, high scoring affair goes to best player.
No.35: The Rose Bowl- Wisconsin 14 Texas Christian University 13, best game of the bowl season.