Bowl Schedule 2010-11: Predicting the Outcome of the Remaining Bowl Games

James Evens@JamesEvensCorrespondent IDecember 31, 2010

Bowl Schedule 2010-11: Predicting The Outcome of The Remaining Bowl Games

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    COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes rolls out of the pocket against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    It's almost time for the new year to begin and before you all go out on new years eve here are some predictions for the bowl games that you will miss when you are recovering from your long night of partying, Lt. Dan style, just make sure she doesn't taste like cigarettes.

    Okay so all jokes aside, this is the best day of the year for college football fans and it kicks off a great week of college football action.

    Here are some predictions for the bowl games that will ring in the new year.

    James Evens is a Purdue student and Basketball/Football Featured Columnist for the Boilermakers, along with being a Writing Intern at Bleacher Report.  Follow him on Twitter or like him on Facebook.

TicketCity Bowl: Northwestern Vs Texas Tech

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    LUBBOCK, TX - SEPTEMBER 18:  Quarterback Taylor Potts #12 of the Texas Tech Red Raiders against the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Lubbock, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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    This game should be a great match-up between the Big Ten and the Big Twelve on New Years Day this season.  It features two great offenses and two teams that were great this season.

    They both come in with a 7-5 record while each only won 3 of their 8 conference games this season. 

Northwestern

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    CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 20: Mikel Leshoure #5 of the Illinois Fighting Illini runs past Bryce McNaul #51 of the Northwestern Wildcats on his way to a 339 yard rushing performance during a game played at Wrigley Field on November 20, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois.
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    Although both of these teams are evenly matched, Northwestern will win this game.  Northwestern is a team that flies under the radar every season and this one is no different.

    Although they lost to some pretty lack-luster teams, I don't see them losing this game to Texas Tech.

Outback Bowl: Florida Vs Penn State

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    TALLAHASSEE, FL - NOVEMBER 27:  Florida Gators head coach Urban Meyer talks with players during a timeout during a game against the Florida State Seminoles at Doak Campbell Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Tallahassee, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Gett
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    This should be a great game and could possibly be the last game for both of these two legendary coaches at their respective schools, depending on Joe Paterno's decision at the end of the season.

    Florida is looking to capitalize on what was a far from stellar season, as Penn State is looking to do the same.

    They both come in with a 7-5 record and a 4-4 conference record.

Penn State

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Head coach Joe Paterno of the Penn State Nittany Lions stands on the sideline during a game against the Michigan State Spartans on November 27, 2010 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Spartans won 28-22.
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    I just can't see Penn State losing this game.  Although their record doesn't show it, they are a very decent team that is very young.

    Four of their five losses came by ranked teams, with their other coming from a decent Illinois team that recently destroyed Missouri. 

Capital One Bowl: Alabama Vs Michigan State

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    STATE COLLEGE, PA - NOVEMBER 27: Quarterback Kirk Cousins #8 of the Michigan State Spartans walks to the sideline during a game against the Penn State Nittany Lions on November 27, 2010 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Spartans won 28
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    This is the match-up that I've been waiting for.  Alabama vs Michigan State should be a great match-up full of excitement and emotions.

    Both of these teams were basically  screwed by the BCS, especially Michigan State who finished the season 10-1.

    Alabama comes in as defending national champs and looking to put a beat-down on Michigan State.

Alabama

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 26:  Mark Ingram #22 of the Alabama Crimson Tide rushes for a touchdown against the Auburn Tigers at Bryant-Denny Stadium on November 26, 2010 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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    Alabama is just too strong for the Spartans to beat.  It should be a great game, and they might surprise me, but I just don't think they have what it takes to beat Alabama.

Gator Bowl: Mississippi State Vs Michigan

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    COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 27:  Quarterback Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines runs with the ball against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium on November 27, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    Yet another SEC vs Big Ten battle awaits us on New Years day this season.  This should be a great match-up between two teams that just didn't live up to expectations this season.

    Miss. State comes in at 8-4 with a conference record of 4-4 while Michigan enters with a record of 7-5 and a conference record of 3-5.

Mississippi State

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    TUSCALOOSA, AL - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Tyler Russell #17 of the Mississippi State Bulldogs sets to pass against the Alabama Crimson Tide November 13, 2010 at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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    Michigan's defense is going to prevent them from winning this game.  It is absolutely pitiful and will allow a strong Miss. State team to take advantage.

    The big question in this one is what will be of Michigan coach Rich Rodriguez?

The Rose Bowl: Wisconsin Vs TCU

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    ALBUQUERQUE, NM - NOVEMBER 27: TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Andy Dalton #14, center Jake Kirkpatrick #76 and wide receiver Alonzo Adams #81 celebrate their 66-17 win over the University of New Mexico Lobos on November 27, 2010 at University Stadium in Alb
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    This is the match-up that a lot of people have been waiting for.  Wisconsin comes in with a record of 10-1 and is looking to knock off the undefeated TCU team.

    TCU comes in with a point to prove, and show that they belong in the national championship game and are looking to stomp their opponent.

Wisconsin

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    ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 20:  J.J. Watt #99 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates a fourth quarter interception with Patrick Butrym #95 while playing the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Wisconson won the
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    This game should be a great match-up between the Big Ten and the Big Twelve on New Years Day this season.  It features two great offenses and two teams that were great this season.

    They both come in with a 7-5 record while each only won 3 of their 8 conference games this season. 

Tostitos Fiesta Bowl: UConn Vs Oklahoma

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    This is not the game everyone wanted to see.  Oklahoma is one of the best teams in the country and they are facing a team that is 8-4 on the season.  

    The BCS should be ashamed of themselves for allowing UConn in this game when reams such as Michigan State and Alabama are left out to dry.

Oklahoma

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    northwestern footballRonald Martinez/Getty Images

    Oklahoma will win this match-up in dominating fashion.  The Big East was awful this season, and this match-up sounds better as a basketball match-up for UConn.

    Oklahoma will rock UConn just like the Stanford team did to the UConn women.

Orange Bowl: Standford Vs Virginia Tech

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    penn state footballJonathan Daniel/Getty Images

    This match-up between the Pac 10 and ACC should actually be a great one.  Even though a lot of people are counting out Virginia Tech in this one, they should be able to hang around with Stanford.

    Stanford comes in with a record of 11-1 while Virginia Tech comes in with a record of 11-2.

Stanford

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    Stanford should come in and win this game because of Andrew Luck.  Luck is looking to keep his draft status, and he will be wanting to win what could be his last game at Stanford.

Sugar Bowl: Ohio State Vs Arkansas

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    This match-up should be yet another classic Big Ten vs SEC conference battle for superiority among the college football landscape this season.  

    OSU comes in with a record of 11-1 this season while Arkansas is 10-2.

Ohio State

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    COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 18:  Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes stretches before a game against the Ohio Bobcats at Ohio Stadium on September 18, 2010 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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    Although I don't think he should be allowed to play, Terrell Pryor will lead the Buckeyes to victory in this game.  In what could be his last game as a Buckeye, contrary to reports, he will want to go out with a bang to improve his stock in the draft.

GoDaddy.com Bowl: Middle Tennessee Vs Miami (Ohio)

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    This should be a great bowl game that basically has no meaning but is just a filler game that will lead us into our next BCS match-up.

    MIddle Tennessee comes in with a record of 6-6, while Miami comes in with a 9-4 record on the season.

Miami

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    Miami has this one in the bag.  Even though a lot of people won't be watching, they will be looking to show that they are great on a national spotlight.  Look for them to take advantage of this.

Cotton Bowl: LSU Vs Texas A&M

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 20:  Deangelo Peterson #19 of the Louisiana State University Tigers pulls in this reception against Johnny Brown #20 of the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox
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    Oh the good ole Big 12 vs SEC match-up of southern pride.  Who will win this match-up full of pride and emotion.

    LSU comes in with a record of 10-2 while A&M has a record of 9-3 this season.

LSU

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    BATON ROUGE, LA - NOVEMBER 20:  Stevan Ridley #34 of the Louisiana State University Tigers reacts after scoring the go-ahead toucdown in the final minutes of the fourth quarter against the Ole Miss Rebels at Tiger Stadium on November 20, 2010 in Baton Rou
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    LSU will win this match-up because they are the better team.   They come in with a big chip on their shoulder for not making the BCS and will look to make a statement.

BBVA Compass Bowl: Pittsburgh Vs Kentucky

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    CINCINNATI, OH - DECEMBER 04:  Henry Hynoski #27 of the Pittsburgh Panthers runs with the ball during the Big East Conference game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Pittsburgh won 28-10.  (Photo b
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    These two teams have not had the best of seasons but are looking to capitalize on that with a bowl victory, and as proven so far this year, the worst bowl games are sometimes the best to watch--just look at the Little Caesars Bowl.

    Pittsburgh comes in with no coach and a record of 7-5, while Kentucky has a record of 6-6 and no quarterback.

Kentucky

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    LEXINGTON, KY - NOVEMBER 13:  Derrick Locke #20 of the Kentucky Wildcats runs with the ball during the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Commonwealth Stadium on November 13, 2010 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 38-20.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Ge
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    Kentucky will not lose this game, although their record may not show it, they have been a very solid team and play in the best conference in the nation.  Kentucky will come out and show the Big East how it's done in the south.

Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl: Nevada Vs Boston College

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    CHESTNUT HILL, MA - SEPTEMBER 25:  Mark Herzlich #94 of the Boston College Eagles carries the ball after he intercepted a pass from Tyrod Taylor of the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 25, 2010 at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Virginia
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    Yet another filler game awaits us as we look forward to the BCS National Championship Game.  This one features a team that was expected to bust the BCS this season in Nevada, who actually beat Boise State.

    Boston College comes in with a record of 7-5 this season while Nevada has a record of 11-1 on the year.

Nevada

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    LAS VEGAS - OCTOBER 02:  Marlon Johnson #8 of the Nevada Reno Wolf Pack pushes quarterback Omar Clayton #2 of the UNLV Rebels out of bounds as he runs for yardage in the second quarter of their game at Sam Boyd Stadium October 2, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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    It's hard to not choose Nevada in this game.  Nevada has a record of 11-1 and beat one of the best teams in the country in Boise State.  

    Nevada will easily handle BC in this one.

BCS National Championship Game: Oregon Vs Auburn

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    Oh this is what we all have been waiting for.  The BCS national championship game, what the season comes down to in the end.

    Auburn comes in with a record of 13-0 as Oregon is 12-0 and looking to upset the Tigers.

Oregon

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    CORVALLIS, OR - DECEMBER 4: Running back Josh Huff #4 of the Oregon Ducks runs with the ball in the second quarter of the game against hte the Oregon State Beavers at Reser Stadium on December 4, 2010 in Corvallis, Oregon. The Ducks beat the Beavers 37-20
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    Oregon will win this match-up.  Chip Kelley will have the boys fired up and ready to play, with their high powered offense.  Auburn has been on the ropes all season, avoiding losses like jabs in a boxing match-up.  

    Oregon will win this one in what will be a high scoring affair for the title.