BYU vs. UTEP, New Mexico Bowl
Both BYU and UTEP failed to be ranked in the regular season but will go head-to-head in the New Mexico Bowl this Saturday in the first bowl game to be played.
BYU finished just 6-6 but finished the season strong winning four of their last five. UTEP struggled down the stretch losing five of their last six.
I am taking the team who finished up strong. BYU's momentum should help them in the New Mexico Bowl.
Northern Illinois vs. Fresno State, Humanitarian Bowl
Again, neither school was ranked but both Northern Illinois and Fresno state did have successful winning seasons. Northern Illinois went 10-3 and finished 8-0 within the MAC.
Running back had 20 rushing touchdowns during the season for Northern Illinois so look for their seventh ranked rushing attack to play a key factor.
Look for Northern Illinois to win a close one against Fresno State.
Ohio vs. Troy, New Orleans Bowl
Ohio and Troy will participate in the New Orleans bowl after the two schools had winning seasons. Both teams were 6-2 within their conference.
Troy's 12th ranked passing attack will play a key factor in the New Orleans Bowl.
Troy quarterback Corey Robinson should lead Troy to victory.