Its that time of year again—college bowl mania! Since there is a ridiculous number of bowl games on television this year (34, to be exact), I have created a list of five must-see games for the college football junkie.
5. CAPITAL ONE BOWL—Jan. 1, 1 p.m.; ABC—No. 15 GEORGIA vs. No. 18 MICHIGAN ST.
This is only the second time in history that these two teams have met. Michigan State, seeking to avenge its disappointing loss to Penn State, will have to find a way to stop the ground attack of the Bulldogs, who will not look to roll over easy. Georgia is led by running back Knowshon Moreno.
4. INTERNATIONAL BOWL—Jan. 3, noon; ESPN2—BUFFALO vs. CONNECTICUT
Although this would seem like a meaningless game to most fans, these two teams have much to play for. Buffalo, coming off a remarkable victory over Ball State in the MAC championship, still have plenty of steam under their helmets, while UConn will seek to redeem itself after a terrible showing at home against Pitt last week. Both teams will seek to end the season on a high note.
3. CHICK-FIL-A BOWL—Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m.; ESPN—LSU vs. No. 14 GEORGIA TECH
The Tigers of LSU are the reigning national champions, but have lost four of their last six to finish 3-5 in the SEC. Georgia Tech will have stunning defense, aided in large part by first team All-American defensive end Michael Johnson.
2. SUGAR BOWL—Jan. 2, 8 p.m.; FOX—No. 6 UTAH vs. No. 4 ALABAMA
The Utes will seek to accomplish the amazing feat of an undefeated season. But their foe is Alabama, who held the No. 1 ranking for five straight weeks before being knocked off by Florida in the SEC title game. Look for high scoring.
1. BCS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME—Jan. 8, 8 p.m.; FOX—No. 2 FLORIDA vs. No. 1 OKLAHOMA
Regardless of your opinion about whether these two teams should be in the national championship (I have my doubts as well), this game will prove to be an exciting contest. These two high powered offenses are led by quarterbacks who will both vie for the Heisman Trophy.