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College Football Championship Games and a Few Rivalries in Store for Week 15

David HedlindAnalyst IISeptember 2, 2016

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Middle Tennessee at Louisiana Lafayette

Whoever wins becomes bowl eligible, but I don’t think it matters. Hard to say if another Sun Belt team will get a bowl game. Then again, a Louisiana Lafayette win and a win by Arkansas State garners a three way tie. Not sure what the tie breaker looks like but I am pretty sure the BCS has nothing to do with it.


Thursday, Dec. 4

Louisville at Rutgers

Louisville wants a bowl. Win here and they are eligible. That’s all they can do. The rest is up to whatever bowl would want them.


Friday, Dec. 5

MAC Championship: Ball State vs. Buffalo

Yeah you heard me, Buffalo already looks to have the schools second ever bowl bid but I am sure they would like a MAC championship to go with it. Ball State looks to continue their undefeated season and head into the best available Bowl game they can.


Saturday, Dec. 6

Pitt at Connecticut

I think all this really comes down to is playing for conference position and a better bowl. That’s all I have to say.


Conference USA Championship: East Carolina at Tulsa

East Carolina started the season as the new trendy pick for a BCS buster after beating Virginia Tech and West Virginia. Later in the season Tulsa was 8-0 and in the mix as a BCS buster before losing two in a row. No more BCS talk now but they can still win the Conference USA title.


Army vs. Navy

All I have to say is tradition. And a great one. Anyone just get an amazing feeling at the end when they sing?


ACC Championship: Boston College vs. Virginia Tech

Didn’t we see this before? Like a couple times last season. And earlier this season. Oh well, here we go again. Last season they split. BC won in the regular season VT won the championship. This year BC won again in the regular season.


Washington at Cal

Washington needs to win so that they aren’t the only team in the nation without a win. I don’t see it happening.



Corvallis, Oregon is full of UCLA fans. State College, Pennsylvania is full of USC fans. A UCLA win sends the Oregon State Beavers to the Rose Bowl. A USC win keeps USC in the Rose Bowl and Penn State would rather play a different team besides Oregon State, who they beat in Sept.


SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Florida

The No.1 Alabama is the underdog in this game. While both teams look really good right now, I still believe that this year, THIS YEAR, the SEC is down. These two are the only truly good teams coming out of there right now.


Arkansas State at Troy

If Arkansas State wins both finish 5-2 in conference and would therefore split the conference title, Louisiana Lafayette could be in the mix. If it is just these two though, Arkansas State would then earn the automatic bowl bid and Troy should still get an at large bid.


Arizona State at Arizona

Arizona State needs to win just to get bowl eligible. If that happens a trip to Hawaii is possible to face Hawaii. A rematch of the 06 Hawaii Bowl in which the Sun Devils lost.


Big 12 Championship: Missouri vs. Oklahoma

So this is what all the controversy has brought us. Oklahoma wins and they should go on to the National Championship Game. If they lose, the stuff hit’s the fan and the scenarios and arguments will run rampant.


South Florida at West Virginia

Remember the beginning of the season when everyone said to circle this one because this was the game that was going to decide the Big East? Yeah, this one isn’t deciding nothing except who gets the better of a couple of bad bowls.


Cincinnati at Hawaii

Cincinnati already locked up the Big East and is just trying to gain more momentum for their BCS bowl game. I actually went to this game in 2002 in which Hawaii won 20-19. There was a fight after the game. I think the Hawaii mascot tried to take on the Cincinnati team at one point.

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